2 Jul 2008, 06:22 by MoogleFanAnyone reading this post is more than welcome to make recommendations of other cool, interesting artists with less than 50,000 and/or 100,000 listeners. The numbers here are those that appeared at the first posting of this journal entry. All the artists/bands on this page are ones that I like...I have noticed that, regarding artists/bands with 'few' listeners (thousands aren't really few, but they're not really world-wide fame like those artists and bands with 500,000+ have), there are patterns: 1) people aren't often interested in investigating artists' solo careers (unless you are Peter Gabriel, Iggy Pop, or Lou Reed), 2) bands that weren't promoted correctly are going to have trouble, 3) artists/bands that are really, really weird aren't accessible to many, so they have trouble getting popular (Björk and The Flaming Lips are excempt from this). I'm going to take this opportunity also to plug my music, Marilyn Roxie, and the music of my friends, John Murphy Music, Mt. …
3 Apr 2006, 08:50 by ProgbearOne glance of the three Stargard in their ultra-glam outer-space outfits on the cover of What You Waitin’ For, and you’d think they’re the late 70’s answer to Labelle. And you’d be pretty much right.
These albums totally kicked my ass! I can’t think of any other female vocal group that was making funk that was this hard-edged this late in the decade. The Norman Whitfield-penned hits (Theme From "Which Way Is Up?" and What You Waitin' For) are both danceable, infectious and great, but there’s a lot more here worth looking into. I especially love the synthed-up space-funk grooves like Three Girls, The Force and Starbob. And these gals can sing!
Frankly, I think they’re more in the Parliament/Funkadelic spirit than the “real” girl groups that George Clinton produced (i.e.: Parlet and The Brides of Funkenstein). More diverse, too, as evidenced by the 60’s girl-group styled pop of I'll Always Love You and the haunting, Gloria Lynne-like vocal jazz ballad Chameleon Lady.