Best Short-Lived Groups

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    Best Short-Lived Groups

    One of my favorite albums is Layla and Assorted Love Songs by Eric Clapton's group, Derek and the Dominoes. I've always wished Clapton kept the group together longer.

    It got me to thinking, who are the best groups that only did just one or two albums together? Just one or two is the key. This eliminates a group like Cream who, while weren't around long, they did produce four albums in two or three years -- the same number that Boston made in 18 years between 1976 and 1994.)

    Besides Derek and the Dominoes, three more groups come to mind.

    Blind Faith with Clapton and Stevie Winwood. (1 album)

    The Firm with Page and Paul Rogers. (2 albums)

    Damn Yankees with Tommy Shaw and Ted Nugent. (2 albums)

     
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    Coverdale and Page recorded one album together that was terriffic. Not sure if they can be called a group though.
     
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    Thunderclap Newman (1 album)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8zmkzshUvE

    Rockpile (1 album)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OKtuaWkmA0

    Little Village (1 album)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyfJM---tzE


    The Remains (2 albums)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8bG6o0VKDc
     
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    The Honeydrippers with Page,Plant,Beck and Paul Shaffer - 1 EP
     
    Traveling Wilburys with George Harrison,Tom Petty,Bob Dylan,etc.. 2 albums

     
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    [QUOTE]The Honeydrippers with Page,Plant,Beck and Paul Shaffer - 1 EP   Traveling Wilburys with George Harrison,Tom Petty,Bob Dylan,etc.. 2 albums
    Posted by mrmojo1120[/QUOTE]

    Traveling Wilburys -- nice. I forgot about them.
     
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    G&R the original line up.
     
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    Emerson, Lake and Powell.  OK, the only thing that changed was the drummer but when the drummer is Carl Palmer it's significant. 

    Any and all groups fronted by Jeff Beck.Laughing
     
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    Arc Angels anyone?  One album in 1992.  I just read that they've re-formed in some fashion.
     
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    In Response to Re: Best Short-Lived Groups:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Best Short-Lived Groups : Cozy ain't no schmuk. And his name starts with P.  That was significant.
    Posted by GreginMeffa[/QUOTE]

    Agreed.  And if I implied that Cozy was a schmuk I sincerely apologize.  He was great and I thought it was a very strong album, a little overlooked.
     
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    The Monks

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLOrfPyhEfI
     
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    Modern Lovers
     
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    In Response to Re: Best Short-Lived Groups:
    [QUOTE]Thunderclap Newman (1 album) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8zmkzshUvE Rockpile (1 album) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OKtuaWkmA0 Little Village (1 album) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyfJM---tzE The Remains (2 albums) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8bG6o0VKDc
    Posted by devildavid[/QUOTE]

    Actually Rockpile is not by any means a "short-lived" group.

    When you play any Dave Edmunds or Nick Lowe LP from the late 70's. early 80's , you are hearing Rockpile. They were the band on Nick's 'Cruel To Be Kind', on Edmunds 'Tracks On Wax' and 'Get It' LPs. True they only recorded one LP as Rockpile....I wouldn't consider them as 'short-lived.'

    I would say The Dirty Mac ,  a group formed for the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus.

    The group was: John Lennon, Eric Clapton , Keith Richards and Mitch Mitchell. ( Richards played bass!!!).

    This would be my choice.
     
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    [QUOTE]Emerson, Lake and Powell.  OK, the only thing that changed was the drummer but when the drummer is Carl Palmer it's significant.  Any and all groups fronted by Jeff Beck.
    Posted by Hfxsoxnut[/QUOTE]

    It's funny -- I was thinking of them too. But then I figured if you called them ELP instead of the names, it would be the same , sort of, of The Who replacing Keith Moon with Kenney Jones. Cozy Powell, of course, is better than Jones, but Jones was no slouch. He sort of gets a bad rap because he replaced Moon, but he was a decent drummer in his own right. He was the drummer for Small Faces after all.
     
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    Stephen Stills recorded two LPs ( one a double LP) with his grossly under-rated and under-appreciated group Manassas. While some might consider these LPs to be Stills solo recordings, because most of the material is written by Stills , the group included some very adept musicians such as Joe Lala, Chris Hillman ,Al Perkins, Paul Harris,Dallas Taylor, Fuzzy Samuels etc.

    Bil Wyman of the Rolling Stones co-wrote and played on the song 'The Love Gangster' and Robin Roberts of Firefall co-wrote the song 'It Doesn't Matter' which appears on a Firefall LP with slightly changed lyrics....both versions are very good, the Firefall version has some nice guitar work , while I believe the Manassas version has better flow to the lyrics and a better overall sound.

    Joe Walsh ( a bigtime favorite of ZILLAGOD) appears on the 2nd Manassas LP playing slide guitar. Bobby Whitlock a respected keyboard player who was part of Derek and the Dominoes, also plays with Manassas on the 2nd LP. Whitlock reportedly is an uncredited player on the 'All Things Must Pass' sessions with George Harrison.

    Manassas is a 'short-lived' group that should have had more success and we should have been treated to more fine LPs from these terrific musicians.





     
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    Another group I like that's done 2 albums was Velvet Revolver featuring Slash,Duff McKagan,Dave Kushner,Matt Sorum and Scott Weiland.
    They won a grammy for the best hard rock performance with the song "Slither".

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/sy-5743554/velvet_revolver_slither_official_music_video/
     
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    The Onederes .... Jimmy got pissed at Fay over the "Watch out girls, he's engaged" TV thing and left the band.

     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Best Short-Lived Groups : Actually Rockpile is not by any means a "short-lived" group. When you play any Dave Edmunds or Nick Lowe LP from the late 70's. early 80's , you are hearing Rockpile. They were the band on Nick's 'Cruel To Be Kind', on Edmunds 'Tracks On Wax' and 'Get It' LPs. True they only recorded one LP as Rockpile....I wouldn't consider them as 'short-lived.' I would say The Dirty Mac ,  a group formed for the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus. The group was: John Lennon, Eric Clapton , Keith Richards and Mitch Mitchell. ( Richards played bass!!!). This would be my choice.
    Posted by ZILLAGOD[/QUOTE]

    Yeah, technically you are right and I knew this. But as a band, they only recorded one album under that name. Just like Little Village, who had also played together on a John Hiatt album. I think the criteria was number of albums recorded by the band, not how many times they played together. Technically speaking. ;)
     
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    [QUOTE]The Onederes .... Jimmy got pissed at Fay over the "Watch out girls, he's engaged" TV thing and left the band.
    Posted by jkjband[/QUOTE]

    hahaha!  own-eaders?
     
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    The Beta Band comes close.

    Three albums released between 1999-2004 at which point they quit with lots of critical acclaim and little money...

    ...the material they left behind was a little gold mine of weirdness - trip hop, brit pop, acid jazz, ambient - with good songs, and they even got to open for Radiohead on tour....
     

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