9:30 Coffee Break: Underrated Bands

Coffee Break
What songs do you want to hear for today's coffee break? (MPR Graphic / Tracy Kompelien)

Joe Alton from The Growler joined us on this week's Eating and Drinking segment to talk about some of Minnesota's underrated breweries.

It got us thinking about musicians who were underrated during their careers, only to be celebrated later.

These are the artists or bands who were toiling in semi-anonymity, perhaps playing for a small but dedicated fan base, maybe selling a only few records; their work was not appreciated until after the band broke up — or in some cases, unfortunately, after the passing of an artist.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, let's celebrate these unsung heroes of music. What songs by artists who were underrated or under-appreciated during their initial run would you like to hear? Send us your suggestions.

Songs Played


Rodriguez - "Crucify Your Mind"
Big Star - "The Ballad of El Goodo"
The Vaselines - "Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam"
J Dilla - "Love" feat. Pharoahe Monch
The Flying Burrito Brothers - "Christine's Tune (Devil in Disguise)"
Japandroids - "The House that Heaven Built"

Do you deserve a Coffee Break? We at The Current's Morning Show think you do, and we want to bring treats from Gigi's Café to your workplace. Send us an email: CoffeeBreak@thecurrent.org.

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