One of my monthly music magazines - Mojo, I think - has a regular feature which focuses on those albums that failed to achieve commercial success, despite being of the highest quality. Occasionally it might be an album that did hit the heights, but that was never capitalised upon by the artist. The overriding feature of the albums is that they have been quietly forgotten, but lie there, waiting to be discovered and appreciated by a new generation. Hence the title of the feature, "Buried Treasure".
I was reminded of this feature the other day when a long forgotten album came up on shuffle, and I thought I'd treat you to a few examples of buried treasure I've got lurking in the depths of my hard drive.
Follow me, and bring along your metal detector...
Mick Ronson - Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Red Guitars - Slow To Fade
Cath Carroll - England Made Me
Deaf School - 2nd Honeymoon
The Farmers' Boys - Get Out and Walk
Martin Stephenson and the Daintees - Boat to Bolivia
Dalek I - Compass Kum'pas
Jess Roden Band - Blowin'
Thomas Lang - Scallywag Jaz
Amsterdam - The Journey
Oh, there's so many more I could have written about, but this is a decent starter for ten. Treasure, buried in the depths of my record collection. What's buried in yours?