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They Should've Been (More) Famous -- Part I
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I was away for a few days where I had access to a computer with modern amenities such as DSL and speakers. One evening I prowled YouTube for old music videos. Since I've been out of blogging ideas I can at least bore you with some of my discoveries.

For a little more than a decade, from the late sixties up until around 1980 I was really into music. Listening to it, that is. In college my friends and I were more likely to cruise the cutout album bins at local stores or sit around the library and bemoan the Kinks' lack of chart success than go to classes.

I followed the punk/new wave movement while going to school in New York City and even made it to clubs like CBGB's and The Bottom Line as often as limited time and funds would allow.

But in 1980 I moved, started work as a legal editor, my daughter was born, and suddenly there wasn't time (my few spare moments went to writing) or money to keep up with music.

So my musical knowledge has become increasingly obsolete and I have lost track of even those artists whose careers I followed back in the day. There are some I would have expected to become better known than they were but who never did make a big splash.

One of them was Kevin Coyne. I only had a handful of albums by him but they impressed me. I recall that the first two albums by his band, Siren, had fared so poorly in the American market that they were given away via an offer in Rolling Stone which is how I came upon his work.

He's definitely a nominees for my They Should've Been (More) Famous Hall of Fame.

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