musicians material you do not like after their band broke up!

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john lennon and roger waters and bernard sumner for starters for me!

xzanfar, Monday, 16 November 2020 15:36 (one week ago) link

Norman Cook

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 16 November 2020 15:44 (one week ago) link

sting, duh

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Monday, 16 November 2020 15:48 (one week ago) link

the soul cages tho

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Monday, 16 November 2020 15:50 (one week ago) link

for me this is prob billy corgan even tho i love zwan and like his first solo album, and even though i still persevere with the new stuff. but like wtf happened

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Monday, 16 November 2020 15:52 (one week ago) link

Malkmus (for the most part)

it's AG in your faaaace.... (morrisp), Monday, 16 November 2020 15:54 (one week ago) link

Corgan is a good answer, Malkmus is so not.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 16 November 2020 16:03 (one week ago) link

Perry Ferrell is a big one

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 16 November 2020 16:05 (one week ago) link

I had no use for Bowie after Tin Machine broke up.

henry s, Monday, 16 November 2020 16:40 (one week ago) link

I've tried many times but David Sylvian's records don't do much for me.

visiting, Monday, 16 November 2020 16:47 (one week ago) link

Peter Murphy

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Monday, 16 November 2020 16:54 (one week ago) link

sad that none of the Mynah Birds lived up to their early promise

unregistered, Monday, 16 November 2020 17:06 (one week ago) link

This one’s a bit of a challop, but as awesome as the Stooges were, Iggy’s solo records leave me cold, including the first two.

pomenitul, Monday, 16 November 2020 17:08 (one week ago) link

Yeah Malkmus post-Pavement is very good.

While Blur never officially split up, I'm gonna say Damon Albarn, and Graham Coxon while we're at it.

Never really felt like Martin Carr quite got it back after the Boo Radleys, although I haven't heard all of it.

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Monday, 16 November 2020 17:13 (one week ago) link

You guys are welcome to disagree on Malkmus (I wasn't responding on yr behalf!), but I will provide some context for my opinion:

1. To my ear, his solo albums contain few to none of the qualities that made Pavement great -- in terms of songwriting, playing, etc. Perhaps they have other virtues, but they don't resonate w/me.
2. SM + Jicks are probably the most boring "significant" rock act I've seen in a live setting (and I've seen them play several times, so this isn't a matter of an "off night").

it's AG in your faaaace.... (morrisp), Monday, 16 November 2020 18:54 (one week ago) link

Not exactly a challops I know but: I still think that the solo works of Lennon and McCartney are one of the main indicators of why Lennon-McCartney worked. Both reined in the other's worst and most indulgent impulses.

Solo Paul Simon is better not worse

Solo Sting is a mixed bag (as noted upthread)

Solo Belinda Carlisle is not pleasing

Solo Peter Cetera is not pleasing

Solo Steve Perry, no thank you

coupvfefe (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 16 November 2020 19:08 (one week ago) link

tbf Pavement were the most boring band I ever saw live, but that was circa 98, 99 or something so maybe they were phoning things in

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Monday, 16 November 2020 19:28 (one week ago) link

sting lost me after 10 sumners tales but his cousin bernard like i said before sucks as he can not sing!

xzanfar, Monday, 16 November 2020 19:40 (one week ago) link

In the reverse, I do not like Dirty Projectors in any form, but have quite enjoyed the work of musicians who've passed through the band, like Olga Bell, Tyondai Braxton, Deradoorian.

I like "Xian Man" as much as any Pavement peak, but was never more than a b-level fan to start with.

Julius Caesar Memento Hoodie (bendy), Monday, 16 November 2020 21:44 (one week ago) link

Controversial, I know, and not true across the board, but so much of Paul Simon's solo work drives me up the wall.

Langdon Alger Stole the Highlights (cryptosicko), Monday, 16 November 2020 21:53 (one week ago) link

I think the thing about Malkmus is, I 100% agree that his solo work has none of what makes Pavement amazing, but I wouldn't say I "do not like" it, just that it's stuff I like but don't feel moved to make a big part of my life the way Pavement was and continues to be.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 16 November 2020 22:15 (one week ago) link

can't even imagine caring about pavement or malkmus tbh don't @ me

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Monday, 16 November 2020 22:16 (one week ago) link

gen x indie touchstones? not in my 2020

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Monday, 16 November 2020 22:17 (one week ago) link

I love the VU but cannot abide Lou Reed solo.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Monday, 16 November 2020 22:39 (one week ago) link

Also loved 10,000 Maniacs but could never get into Natalie Merchant's solo work.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Monday, 16 November 2020 22:42 (one week ago) link

^seconded

it's AG in your faaaace.... (morrisp), Monday, 16 November 2020 22:54 (one week ago) link

(re: Natalie, not Lou!)

it's AG in your faaaace.... (morrisp), Monday, 16 November 2020 22:54 (one week ago) link

Billy Joel post-Attila

frogbs, Monday, 16 November 2020 22:55 (one week ago) link

Surely the default is that a solo musician's work will not be as good as the band they were in! At least, that's the cliche. The Beatles solo careers are the template for this.

Asking the question in reverse would surely give more interesting answers. I agree that Paul Simon solo probably is better than with Garfunkel. Japan/David Sylvian and Van Der Graaf Generator/Peter Hammill are both maybe equally balanced. The Mark Hollis album is probably slightly superior to any of the Talk Talk records.

Halfway there but for you, Monday, 16 November 2020 23:02 (one week ago) link

Nobody who prowls this board but surely there are many people out there who can't stand a note of Scott Walker's work post-Walker Brothers.

henry s, Monday, 16 November 2020 23:22 (one week ago) link

*raises hand*

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Monday, 16 November 2020 23:23 (one week ago) link

Pink Floyd after they left the Syd Barrett band

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 16 November 2020 23:34 (one week ago) link

xp I'm certainly down with Scotts 1-4, but beyond that, "more croonin'/less loonin'", I say!

henry s, Monday, 16 November 2020 23:35 (one week ago) link

Scott Walker/Walker Brothers are a strange case, I can't imagine there are people who love all the "Brothers" records (including Nite Flights) and hate all the solo records (including the debut).

Halfway there but for you, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 00:14 (one week ago) link

I guess Rod Stewart is the biggest one for me, I really like The Faces

I like some solo Rod Stewart, too, must admit

flamboyant goon tie included, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 00:15 (one week ago) link

xp true, I dislike it all

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 00:15 (one week ago) link

Maybe some Walker fans get off the bus in '67, '70, '78 or '95 as the case may be.

Halfway there but for you, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 00:16 (one week ago) link

Nobody who prowls this board but surely there are many people out there who can't stand a note of Scott Walker's work post-Walker Brothers.


it ain’t for me

brimstead, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 01:42 (one week ago) link

I like the cap he wears tho

brimstead, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 01:42 (one week ago) link

oh wait lol I misunderstood you

brimstead, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 01:43 (one week ago) link

Does it ever go the other way--somebody starts off as a solo artist, then joins a group and starts to suck?

Hideous Lump, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 06:07 (one week ago) link

Never really felt like Martin Carr quite got it back after the Boo Radleys, although I haven't heard all of it.

I love this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE8H2sHzBgw

swing out sister: live in new donk city (geoffreyess), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 06:15 (one week ago) link

Lloyd Cole is an interesting one. His albums with the Commotions get all the love, but for my money the four solo albums he released in the 90s after the Commotions broke up are as good as or even better than anything he did under the Commotions name. That said, he hasn't put out a decent album since 1995.

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 09:08 (one week ago) link

xp I didn't hate that Martin Carr album but it really did sound like something from 1996 and I think he acknowledged that

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 12:02 (one week ago) link

xxxp: see: Tin Machine

seriously tho, Todd Rundgren walked on water until he formed Utopia, which to be fair wasn't a total washout, but still, for me are about 90% unlistenable.

henry s, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 13:01 (one week ago) link

Henry Rollins

ddb, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 16:20 (one week ago) link

good one

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Tuesday, 17 November 2020 16:24 (one week ago) link

I'm not sure if he's technically a musician

enochroot, Wednesday, 18 November 2020 00:24 (one week ago) link


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