WFMU's least-googled? Washed-up and forgotten rockers? Legends who've been relegated to the dustbin of history? The list of names is as populous as the quantity of their LPs that clog dollar bins in record stores across the world. And what these artists perhaps don't have in current record sales, they more than make up for with fascinating (and in many cases, fascinatingly banal) websites. The seed for this post was planted years ago, when a friend stumbled upon Eddie Money's website, then hosted at EddieMoney.org. Hmmm... Eddie Money, the world's foremost non-profit rocker? Needless to say, it was a jumbled and captivating mess of self-deifying quotations, html blinktags, and unfortunate typos. In other words, I was hooked, and the search needed to be expanded.
From EddieMoney.org, I found myself in a downward spiral of googling around for artist pages that I couldn't ever imagine needing to visit. That said, I still like a lot (OK, a few) of these artists and have played more than ten of them on the air here at WFMU. (I'm not telling you which ones.) Hats off to 'em for staying in the game as we tumble helplessly into the myspace age. Bookmarking this page will only help you out the next time you have a burning question about Bruce Cockburn or the Pousette-Dart Band or freakin' Mungo Jerry. (Or if you happen to be curious as to who'll be rocking the state fair circuit this summer.) The list is random, unapologetic, and hops genres and decades with careless abandon. Consider yourselves warned.
Jump the flip for link-embedded imagemap happiness. Let your eyes guide you as you click through some of the web's more questionable waters. Don't miss Edgar Winter's hilariously over-the-top flash intro page, the amazing Christopher Cross eSchooner, and the wholly astounding personal checks festooned with the unmistakable Styx logo.