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Subject: Favourite Supergroups, Aliases and Spin-off bands

Written By: whistledog on 01/14/12 at 9:31 pm

A Supergroup is a band or group that is made up of members from other groups.  An Alias is an artist who records under an alternate name.  A Spin-off group is a member of a group who starts his own group.  Some examples:

Asia was a supergroup:  The original line-up was John Wetton (King Crimson), Steve Howe (Yes), Carl Palmer (ELP) and Geoff Downes (The Buggles)
Chris Gaines was an alias:  Country superstar Garth Brooks recorded one album under the name Chris Gaines to explore a rock and roll style
Night Ranger was a spin-off group:  The band was formed by Jack Blades and Brad Gillis, two former members of the late 70s rock band Rubicon


Subject: Re: Favourite Supergroups, Aliases and Spin-off bands

Written By: whistledog on 01/14/12 at 9:38 pm

One of my favourites from the 80s is Loverboy.  They were a supergroup.  Guitarist Paul Dean and Drummer Matt Frenette were members of the late 70s rock band Streetheart and Mike Reno was the lead singer for the band Moxy

Paul Dean left Streetheart after their first album.  Frenette left after the 2nd album, and on that 2nd Streetheart album was a fantastic cover of The Rolling Stones 'Under My Thumb' that became a BIG hit in Canada and is more well known here than the Stones version ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEn7TfjxZRw

Subject: Re: Favourite Supergroups, Aliases and Spin-off bands

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/12 at 12:28 am

The all time Supergroup for me is the Traveling Wilburys, which featured Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Jim Keltner. Their first album was Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1, written by all the members, was recorded over a ten-day period in May 1988.  The two hit singles "Handle with Care" and "End of the Line" were from this album. More success came from their second album in 1990, Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3, which featured two more hit singles "She's My Baby" and "Wilbury Twist".

Roy Orbison's death on December 6, 1988, brought the end of the original lineup. In tribute to Orbison, during the music video for "End of the Line", when Orbison sings, his guitar is shown rocking in a chair as the rest of the group play, followed by a brief shot focusing on a framed picture of him.

Subject: Re: Favourite Supergroups, Aliases and Spin-off bands

Written By: gibbo on 01/15/12 at 4:15 pm

CSNY were one of the first supergroups. That's where Buffalo Springfield, The Birds and The Hollies came together...

Subject: Re: Favourite Supergroups, Aliases and Spin-off bands

Written By: whistledog on 01/15/12 at 6:19 pm


The all time Supergroup for me is the Traveling Wilburys, which featured Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Jim Keltner. Their first album was Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1, written by all the members, was recorded over a ten-day period in May 1988.  The two hit singles "Handle with Care" and "End of the Line" were from this album. More success came from their second album in 1990, Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3, which featured two more hit singles "She's My Baby" and "Wilbury Twist".

Roy Orbison's death on December 6, 1988, brought the end of the original lineup. In tribute to Orbison, during the music video for "End of the Line", when Orbison sings, his guitar is shown rocking in a chair as the rest of the group play, followed by a brief shot focusing on a framed picture of him.



They were indeed a good group.  I was just browsing their wikipedia page, and it only lists 4 singles, when infact they had 6 (10 if you include Tom Petty's 'Full Moon Fever' LP, which many believe to be the 2nd Wilbury's album)

Travelling Wilburys
1988 - Handle With Care
1989 - End of the Line
1990 - Nobody's Child
1990 - She's My Baby
1991 - The Wilbury Twist
1991 - Inside Out

Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever
1989 - Free Fallin'
1989 - I Won't Back Down
1989 - Runnin' Down A Dream
1990 - A Face in the Crowd

Subject: Re: Favourite Supergroups, Aliases and Spin-off bands

Written By: Lindee on 01/21/12 at 6:48 pm

Damn Yankees
Asia
Power Station
The Firm
Chickenfoot

Subject: Re: Favourite Supergroups, Aliases and Spin-off bands

Written By: nally on 01/24/12 at 2:58 pm



Power Station


Oh yes. Their lead vocalist was the late Robert Palmer, who was mainly a solo artist; their drummer was Tony Thompson (of Chic); their bassist and guitarist were John and Andy Taylor (of Duran Duran), respectively.

Subject: Re: Favourite Supergroups, Aliases and Spin-off bands

Written By: whistledog on 01/24/12 at 8:03 pm


Oh yes. Their lead vocalist was the late Robert Palmer, who was mainly a solo artist; their drummer was Tony Thompson (of Chic); their bassist and guitarist were John and Andy Taylor (of Duran Duran), respectively.


When their 1985 album spawned 3 Top 40 hits, Palmer's career was revived, so rather than go on tour with the band, he left to continue his solo career.  The band went on with actor/singer Michael DesBarres (best remembered for his role as Murdoc on 'MacGyver'), who was the vocalist with them at 'Live Aid', on an episode of 'Miami Vice', and on the song 'We Fight For Love' which was recorded for the 1985 film 'Commando'

When Power Station reformed in 1996 for the album 'Living in Fear', Palmer was back as lead singer

Subject: Re: Favourite Supergroups, Aliases and Spin-off bands

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/12 at 1:12 am

USA for Africa, need I say more?

Subject: Re: Favourite Supergroups, Aliases and Spin-off bands

Written By: whistledog on 05/07/13 at 4:42 pm

This one is a spin-off band, otherwise known as a band that formed out of another band ...

In the 70s, there was a British band called City Boy who had a few moderate hits, the biggest of which was 5.7.0.5 in 1978 which brought them their lone hit in North America ...

City Boy - 5.7.0.5 (1978)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SiuhGv10nk

When City Boy called it quits in 1982, lead singer Lol Mason formed a new band called The Maisonettes and had a hit called Heartache Avenue that was very popular in the UK and Canada ...

The Maisonettes - Heartache Avenue (1982)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgmUwhfoSZs

Subject: Re: Favourite Supergroups, Aliases and Spin-off bands

Written By: Mushroom on 05/08/13 at 1:44 pm

The absolute ultimate of supergroups, a one off project for a movie.

I present, the Louisiana Gator Boys:

B. B. King – Vocals and guitar
Jeff "Skunk" Baxter – guitar
Gary U.S. Bonds – vocals
Eric Clapton – vocals and guitar
Clarence Clemons – vocals, tenor saxophone and tambourine
Jack DeJohnette – drums
Bo Diddley – vocals and guitar
Jon Faddis – trumpet
Isaac Hayes – vocals
Dr. John – vocals and piano
Tommy "Pipes" McDonnell – vocals
Charlie Musselwhite – vocals and harmonica
Billy Preston – vocals and synthesizer
Lou Rawls – vocals
Joshua Redman – tenor saxophone
Koko Taylor – vocals
Travis Tritt – vocals and guitar
Jimmie Vaughan – vocals and guitar
Grover Washington, Jr. – baritone saxophone
Willie Weeks – bass guitar
Steve Winwood – vocals and organ
Paul Shaffer as Marco/Himself - keyboards

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5mL1UOsK74

Subject: Re: Favourite Supergroups, Aliases and Spin-off bands

Written By: warped on 05/08/13 at 2:32 pm

Blind Faith fits here.

Eric Clapton & Ginger Baker from "Cream", Steve Winwood from "Traffic"  Only produced 1 album though.

And most know this song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN1J5sMv28Q

Subject: Re: Favourite Supergroups, Aliases and Spin-off bands

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/08/13 at 10:03 pm

The Tear Garden

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8EzYfmQ8NU

Members of The Legendary Pink Dots and Skinny Puppy.

The Black Light District

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

Side project of Coil.

Chris & Cosey

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiXojDkeF2o

Spin-off from Throbbing Gristle.

Psychic TV

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbkgK-eQqpk

Spin-off from Throbbing Gristle

Subject: Re: Favourite Supergroups, Aliases and Spin-off bands

Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/09/13 at 7:26 am

Jefferson Airplane=Jefferson Starship=Starship.



Cat

Subject: Re: Favourite Supergroups, Aliases and Spin-off bands

Written By: whistledog on 05/09/13 at 10:17 am


Jefferson Airplane=Jefferson Starship=Starship.


Excellent!  Also some solo outings from members of said group(s)

Grace Slick - Seasons (1980)
(She quit Jefferson Starship in 1978, but rejoined in 1981)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxUlkt_qlJM

Marty Balin - Hearts (1981)
(He left Jefferson Starship in 1978, but re-joined Jefferson Airplane for a reunion album in 1989, then re-joined a reformed Jefferson Starship in 1993)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIPG15_P3D8

In 1985, Jefferson Airplane members Paul Kanter, Marty Balin, and Jack Casady formed a group called the KBC Band

KBC Band - It's Not You, It's Me (1986)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmB_cmN2R24

Subject: Re: Favourite Supergroups, Aliases and Spin-off bands

Written By: loki 13 on 05/09/13 at 3:41 pm

Emerson Lake & Palmer is considered a Supergroup.

Keith Emerson (The Nice). Greg Lake (King Crimson) & Carl Palmer (Atomic Rooster/Crazy World Of Arthur Brown).

Subject: Re: Favourite Supergroups, Aliases and Spin-off bands

Written By: whistledog on 05/09/13 at 4:17 pm


Emerson Lake & Palmer is considered a Supergroup.

Keith Emerson (The Nice). Greg Lake (King Crimson) & Carl Palmer (Atomic Rooster/Crazy World Of Arthur Brown).


Carl Palmer was also in another supergroup that formed out of ELP (a supergroup of a supergroup).  You already know this one, but for those who may not ...

Asia was an 80s supergroup featuring:
John Wetton (King Crimson), Steve Howe (Yes), Geoff Downes (The Buggles) and Carl Palmer (ELP)

In the mid-80s, Steve Howe created another supergroup called GTR with former Genesis founding member Steve Hackett and had a popular hit called When the Heart Rules the Mind in 1986. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARERFbiqCfk

In the late 80s, he re-joined his former Yes band mates Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford and Rick Wakeman to create Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe and had a hit called Brother of Mine in 1989

Brother of Mine made it all the way to #61 in Canada and though it never saw the US Hot 100, it did make it to #2 on the US Rock chart, which was quite an achievement as the song itself in single form was still over 6 minutes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjlPu8kxkKQ

Subject: Re: Favourite Supergroups, Aliases and Spin-off bands

Written By: danootaandme on 05/09/13 at 5:28 pm

Traveling Wilburys and Blind Faith.  Actual superstars who came together to make a super group.

Subject: Re: Favourite Supergroups, Aliases and Spin-off bands

Written By: Howard on 05/09/13 at 7:39 pm

I'm going to say the funk group L.T.D that had Jeffrey Osbourne in it.

Subject: Re: Favourite Supergroups, Aliases and Spin-off bands

Written By: whistledog on 05/09/13 at 7:46 pm


I'm going to say the funk group L.T.D that had Jeffrey Osbourne in it.


Unless Jeffrey Osborne was the name of the band, or the only member of L.T.D. was Jeffrey Osborne, then this one does not fit into any of the categories lol

He does fit in a category of bands that produced solo superstars

Subject: Re: Favourite Supergroups, Aliases and Spin-off bands

Written By: Henk on 05/11/13 at 6:04 am

Marvin, Welch & Farrar

Spin-off of The Shadows (Hank Marvin & Bruce Welch), with vocalist John Farrar (from Australian band The Strangers).
Technically, the band was more of an in-between project for Marvin & Welch.
The Shadows split up in 1969, but reformed in 1973, with Marvin and Welch rejoining.


Faithful (1971 - NL #35)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXc-VxbAdVM


Lady Of The Morning (1971 - NL #34)

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

Subject: Re: Favourite Supergroups, Aliases and Spin-off bands

Written By: warped on 05/11/13 at 7:16 am


Marvin, Welch & Farrar

Spin-off of The Shadows (Hank Marvin & Bruce Welch), with vocalist John Farrar (from Australian band The Strangers).



Is this the same "John Farrar" who wrote all those wonderful songs Olivia Newton-John sang in the 1970s?

Subject: Re: Favourite Supergroups, Aliases and Spin-off bands

Written By: Howard on 05/11/13 at 7:39 am

Can I say Harold Melvin's Bluenotes with Teddy Pendergrass or is that not a supergroup? ???

Subject: Re: Favourite Supergroups, Aliases and Spin-off bands

Written By: Henk on 05/11/13 at 8:11 am


Is this the same "John Farrar" who wrote all those wonderful songs Olivia Newton-John sang in the 1970s?


It is indeed.

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