- Bands you thought had packed up years ago
I remember hearing Venom’s first album, and going to see them just after they’d released Black Metal. They were (unsurprisingly for a band whose publicity shots showed them looking exceptionally unscary on Whitley Bay beach) more than a bit crap but hey, they came from my home town. I saw them a couple of times and they never got any better.
Imagine my surprise to find that they’re still going. Presumably no better than they ever were, and after a million lineup changes, but they’re still earning a crust on the nostalgia death-black-stanic metal circuit.
I was gobsmacked to see that a band of such extraordinarily limited talent continue to make a living out of music. I’d have bet good money that they’d be the very last people to do this.
So who else are you surprised is still going?Posted 7 years agoTijuana TaxiMember
Stray are still going, remember when they first started as teenagers and bought their first album. Watched them many times at such illustrious venues as Walthamstow Assembly Hall, they were also the backing band for Kiss when I saw them at the Hammersmith Odeon
Can also remember Iron Maiden doing one of their numbers, All In Your Mind, probably their best track and bit of a gamble having a 9 minute opener to your first albumPosted 7 years agoBoba FattMember
Buffalo Tom, pretty much thought they’d packed it in then after a 10 year hiatus they came back with a stonking album
tbh Bill Janovitz never stopped making music and release a few very good solo albums
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Don’t know why, but American streets and houses have always appealed to mePosted 7 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Therapy?… Still knocking out one good album followed by one crap album on their timehonoured routine, and varying from fat to thin, and changing drummers like I change my pants (every 3 years), and playing smaller and smaller venues yet still absolutely fantastic. How many times have the Wildhearts split and reformed in the same time period?
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Redwood? Anyone remember Redwood?”
Well done, now I feel old. Just put on Colourblind and thought “Why did I buy this album? Oh yeah, they suppored A. In 1997.” 🙁Posted 7 years agosmiththemainmanMember
Big Country just announced a 30 th anniversary tour, sadly less the brilliant Stuart Adamson RIP, but who better to replace him IMHO than Mike Peters of The alarm ,Who has been on the road pretty much constantly with The Alarm in various line ups and solo, since early 80s ,he is probably the hardest worker in the industry.Posted 7 years ago
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