Bands sucking other entire bands into themselves

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Like when Fleetwood Mac ate Buckingham Nicks or more recently, The Melvins sucked up Big Business. Any other examples?

filthy dylan, Monday, 9 April 2007 06:00 (twelve years ago) link

Cerberus Shoal subsumed Tarpigh for a while.

lurker #2421, Monday, 9 April 2007 06:07 (twelve years ago) link

And Yes ate the Buggles, of course.

lurker #2421, Monday, 9 April 2007 06:10 (twelve years ago) link

field music ate both new tellers and electronic eye machine

electricsound, Monday, 9 April 2007 06:10 (twelve years ago) link

Three out of four Turtles (including the core "Flo and Eddie" duo) joined Zappa's band.

lurker #2421, Monday, 9 April 2007 06:19 (twelve years ago) link

Jimmy Eat World ate the World.

argh sorry

Curt1s Stephens, Monday, 9 April 2007 06:20 (twelve years ago) link

melvins ate Big Business

UncleTomfly, Monday, 9 April 2007 08:07 (twelve years ago) link

Parliament ate the JBs.

The Reverend, Monday, 9 April 2007 08:28 (twelve years ago) link

7 8 9

latebloomer, Monday, 9 April 2007 08:28 (twelve years ago) link

Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow chewed up then spat out Elf.

Matt #2, Monday, 9 April 2007 10:45 (twelve years ago) link

Did Bob Dylan suck the Hawks, the Band and the Heartbreakers into himself?

StanM, Monday, 9 April 2007 11:40 (twelve years ago) link

Earth Wind & Fire ate the Pharaohs

mulla atari, Monday, 9 April 2007 11:40 (twelve years ago) link

and if the Bob Dylan thing is accepted: Neil Young/Crazy Horse?

or is that a whole other thread?

StanM, Monday, 9 April 2007 11:41 (twelve years ago) link

I think this tends to happen more when bands are still forming. Don't know if you'd count it but didn't Noel Gallagher join Oasis then turn them into his backing band?

Matt #2, Monday, 9 April 2007 12:23 (twelve years ago) link

The Loud Family ate This Very Window.

mike a, Monday, 9 April 2007 13:37 (twelve years ago) link

Henry Cow ate Slapp Happy.

bendy, Monday, 9 April 2007 13:44 (twelve years ago) link

didn't the fall just do this with some american band? I can't keep up with the fall lineup changes anymore

akm, Monday, 9 April 2007 14:00 (twelve years ago) link

Sparks devoured Bates Motel (singer aside) for their 80s live/studio lineup.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 9 April 2007 14:03 (twelve years ago) link

Jessica Simpson / John Mayer

nabisco, Monday, 9 April 2007 16:24 (twelve years ago) link

oh nabs no

gff, Monday, 9 April 2007 16:25 (twelve years ago) link

( :~,/\-)

nabisco, Monday, 9 April 2007 16:41 (twelve years ago) link

Blink 182 ate Green Day, and shat them out 4 years later.

billstevejim, Monday, 9 April 2007 16:41 (twelve years ago) link

(That's the emoticon for "a bald Frenchman with a soul patch saying 'amirite? guys? guys?'")

nabisco, Monday, 9 April 2007 16:52 (twelve years ago) link

Chris Cornell :o Rage against the Machine.

Jordan, Monday, 9 April 2007 16:53 (twelve years ago) link

Red Crayola ate Pere Ubu.

dad a, Monday, 9 April 2007 17:03 (twelve years ago) link

^^other way around? [insert girth joek here]

m coleman, Monday, 9 April 2007 17:05 (twelve years ago) link

rollins band ate mother superior. and then, thankfully, spat them out again.

m the g, Monday, 9 April 2007 17:14 (twelve years ago) link

...i believe the Fall ate the Cairo Gang on tour last year...

stephen, Monday, 9 April 2007 17:17 (twelve years ago) link

The most recent example I can think of - Michael Gira ate Akron/Family

Erroneous Botch, Monday, 9 April 2007 18:20 (twelve years ago) link

His Name Is Alive swallowed The Dirt Eaters whole.

Mr. Hal Jam, Monday, 9 April 2007 18:24 (twelve years ago) link

warren zevon ate r.e.m. and spit them back out after one great album and one meh high-concept side project.

fact checking cuz, Monday, 9 April 2007 18:36 (twelve years ago) link

Brian Wilson has more or less eaten The Wondermints these days.

Geir Hongro, Monday, 9 April 2007 20:18 (twelve years ago) link

Fugs ate the Holy Modal Rounders for a while there.

ian, Monday, 9 April 2007 20:34 (twelve years ago) link

warren zevon ate r.e.m. and spit them back out after one great album and one meh high-concept side project.


Does this count, though, if Stipey sat the collaboration out? (I could never understand why there wasn't a proper duet on Sentimental Hygiene, since Stipe was at his most duet-happy at the time. Must be some personal reasons).

Erroneous Botch, Monday, 9 April 2007 22:27 (twelve years ago) link

AoA had every member of modern Boredoms except Y. Seiichi

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Monday, 9 April 2007 22:27 (twelve years ago) link

which could be said of most of the non-Seiichi boredoms sideprojects.

Steve Shasta, Monday, 9 April 2007 22:44 (twelve years ago) link

Brian Wilson has more or less eaten The Wondermints these days.

Serves the Wondermints right for "eating" the Dukes of Stratosphear (who in turn ate XTC before purging themselves).

Now where's that 'am i rite' emoticon nabisco used?

Cunga, Monday, 9 April 2007 23:50 (twelve years ago) link

beck ate the flaming lips

chaki, Tuesday, 10 April 2007 01:53 (twelve years ago) link

does this count, though, if Stipey sat the collaboration out? (I could never understand why there wasn't a proper duet on Sentimental Hygiene, since Stipe was at his most duet-happy at the time. Must be some personal reasons).

i thought of that but since stipe shows up to sing harmony on one track on sentimental hygiene ("bad karma"), i figured that qualified for a complete sucking of the entire band. i always assumed the reason stipe wasn't around otherwise was that the whole project was just something for the rest of the band to do when stipe wasn't around. not that i ever really thought about it that much.

fact checking cuz, Tuesday, 10 April 2007 02:12 (twelve years ago) link

rollins band ate mother superior. and then, thankfully, spat them out again.

Rollins also ate Scornflakes.

mike a, Tuesday, 10 April 2007 03:17 (twelve years ago) link

Alex Harvey ate Tear Gas

Tom D., Tuesday, 10 April 2007 10:04 (twelve years ago) link

Parliament ate the JBs.

... and United Soul

Tom D., Tuesday, 10 April 2007 10:15 (twelve years ago) link

Guided By Voices ate Cobra Verde.

goldmatt, Tuesday, 10 April 2007 10:26 (twelve years ago) link

Heaven 17 ate B.E.F

Geir Hongro, Tuesday, 10 April 2007 11:13 (twelve years ago) link

10cc ate Hotlegs

Geir Hongro, Tuesday, 10 April 2007 11:14 (twelve years ago) link

And Yes ate the Buggles, of course.

Yes have done this a lot. In 1980 they ate Buggles, in 1983 they ate Cinema, and in 1991 they ate Anderson Bruford Wakeman & Howe.

Geir Hongro, Tuesday, 10 April 2007 11:28 (twelve years ago) link

There's a difference between eating another group and becoming another group. Hotlegs became 10cc, 10cc didn't exist before Hotlegs. And BEF was a spin off from Heaven 17, so that doesn't count either.

Tom D., Tuesday, 10 April 2007 11:33 (twelve years ago) link

Henry Cow ate Slapp Happy and spat out the Art Bears

dan selzer, Tuesday, 10 April 2007 15:27 (twelve years ago) link

Hotlegs became 10cc

Graham Gouldman became a member the moment 10cc were formed.

And BEF was a spin off from Heaven 17

Wrong. Heaven 17 was a spin off from BEF that proved to last.

Geir Hongro, Tuesday, 10 April 2007 20:35 (twelve years ago) link

eleven years pass...

Was there a more recent iteration of this thread notion?

Anyway -

Cardiacs fully assimilated a group called Ad Nauseam IIRC.

*there's (Noel Emits), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 11:39 (six months ago) link

I think they only grabbed 2/4 of AN tbh - there was also a bassist and a saxophonist which they passed over!

They also nicked 2/3 of Sidi Bou Said to be their backing vocalists, lol

imago, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 11:51 (six months ago) link

Love drank Baby Lemonade.

The Very Fugly Caterpillar (sic), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 12:07 (six months ago) link

Soft Machine slowly ate Nucleus until there were no original Soft Machiners left.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 12:17 (six months ago) link

Didn't the Moray eels eat the Holy Modal Rounders?

Mark G, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 13:16 (six months ago) link

the circulatory system wound up eating the olivia tremor control, but then bill doss died

The Elvis of Nationalism and Amoral Patriotism (rushomancy), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:33 (six months ago) link

in 1973 a German band called Dawn Road ate the Scorpions but then decided to use the name Scorpions since they had an album out already and some renown

Josefa, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:48 (six months ago) link


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