Best short-lived bands

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    Big Brother and the Holding company

    Jimi Hendrix experience

    The Doors

    Mamas and the Papas

    Robert Johnson

     



    Wow...that's a killer list.

     
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    Brinsley Schwarz - 1969-1975. Here is one of their songs that received wider exposure when it was covered by a more famous New Wave performer.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SZ2eT_T0AI




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    BTW, been meaning to get back to this thread to let you know how much I liked the version you posted of "What's so Funny ... about PL+U" (one of my favorite songs of *all* time, btw); it's hard to top EC's version, sure, but this version comes darn close for me -- I like the pop sweetness somehow.    Brilliant version.   

     
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    Big Brother and the Holding company

    Jimi Hendrix experience

    The Doors

    Mamas and the Papas

    Robert Johnson

     



    Yeah, nice list.    I keep a "greatest hits" CD of the Mamas and the Papas in my car, and haven't listened to it in a while, so I took it out and put it back in rotation.   :)

    It's amazing what they cranked out in the way of hits, in such a short span of time.  

     
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    Yardbirds

    Nice one.    Another band close to the same timeframe, style and life span is The Zombies.

    The reason I noticed this is because I saw that they are playing a (SOLD OUT) show in a theatre in metro-Boston on July 7th (for those that know it, it's the Regent Theatre in Arlington).     Two of the original members of the Zombies reunited, and will be playing.   Wish I'd seen the announcement sooner.   

    This was part of the show preview write-up:

    "Ironically enough, they only released two albums in the 60’s, but those two albums were full of amazing hits.  Their second album, Odessey & Oracle, was recorded in 1967 right before they split up, but it remains one of their greatest artistic statements.  Odessey & Oracle, and yes that is how they spelled Odessey due to the cover artist famously misspelling it, was recently ranked #80 in Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.  After The Zombies break up, Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent pursued solo careers.

    They both met with huge success on the solo front, but agreed to rejoin forces after a 30 year hiatus."

     
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    Nirvana

    Temple of the Dog

    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

    The Rutles

     
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    In a way, the Beatles were short-lived. They recorded their first album in 1963 and their last in '69.

     

     
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    Was Tears For Fears a short lived band on the national scene?   Someone out there, correct me if I am wrong.  I loved that New Age music.

     
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    I don't know guys, The Yardbirds, Cream, The Doors and Jimi all had a bunch.



    It's not about albums.  It's about years together.   The OP states "short-lived" to be no more than about 8 years.   Do these not fit the parameter?

     
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    Brinsley Schwarz - 1969-1975. Here is one of their songs that received wider exposure when it was covered by a more famous New Wave performer.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SZ2eT_T0AI




    "Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong."
    - Thomas Jefferson

     



    BTW, been meaning to get back to this thread to let you know how much I liked the version you posted of "What's so Funny ... about PL+U" (one of my favorite songs of *all* time, btw); it's hard to top EC's version, sure, but this version comes darn close for me -- I like the pop sweetness somehow.    Brilliant version.   

     



    Glad you like it. I'm a huge Nick Lowe fan, and the rest of the band had talent too. Guitarist Brinsley Schwarz and keyboardist Bob Andrews both went on to play with one of my favorite bands, The Rumour, who backed another of my all time favorites, Graham Parker. Both Parker and Lowe continue to this day to put out quality music. Rhythm guitarist Ian Gomm was another talented band member who co-wrote " Cruel to be Kind" with Nick Lowe. He also had a hit song "Hold On". And drummer Billy Rankin went on to perform with another of my favorite pub rock bands, Ducks Deluxe.

     
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    Big Audio Dynamite

     
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    Well, to get hypertechnical, The Doors survived in various forms for quite a while.


    I believe they had a couple post-Morrison albums, and Manzerek/Kreiger were still putting on shows until rather recently. Almost went to see them at the Wilbur for curiosity's sake but changed my mind. Too late now... 

    The really, I think when people think of The Doors, they think: '67-'71

     

    Sort of like Guns n' Roses is really just '86-94, but technically the band is going with Axl the only original member.



    It's kind of strange but J. Geils is still J. Geils even without J.Geils.

     
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    I'm glad somebody mentioned Robin Lane and the Chartbusters. Maybe it was just me being a kid, but that album simply rocked.

    I would also put The Rings in this category.

     

     

    Now you listen here! He's not the Messiah . . .   he's a very naughty boy!



     
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    Well, there was David and David who put out one really great album in the early eighties and then resumed (I think) their respective producing careers.

    Then there are bands like Sublime and Blind Melon who burst on the scene only to have their lead singers die of a drug overdose. I guess Nirvana might be included in that category as well (sans drug overdose,)

    And of course, The Late Greats (you Wilco fans will get the joke.)

    Here's one, there was this three song EP that came out in 2007 by a group calling themselves Day for Night with a lead singer that just blew me away. I have no idea what happened to them after that but it there's been nothing since. Talk about short lived!

    Anyway, check out Day for Night (and crank it up!)

    https://myspace.com/dayfornightnyc1/music/song/silver-beach-20747655

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    And perhaps the most tragic of the bands short-lived due to death was the Jeff Buckley Band. What a damn shame that was.

     

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    And perhaps the most tragic of the bands short-lived due to death was the Jeff Buckley Band. What a damn shame that was.

     

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    Didn't know Jeff Buckley had a band -- had only known him as a solo artist.   Yes, his untimely death was a shame and a tremendous loss.   

     
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