I have this post-industrial cassette culture release that has a bunch of artists like this, including Brain Wot's "Gnong"
I bet there are a bunch of punk comps with stuff like this, i.e. the Wasp Women
― obsidian crocogolem (sleeve), Thursday, 9 March 2023 20:49 (two months ago) link
This is not really in the spirit of the thread, but I'm also thinking of '90s supergroups that only existed for a track on a soundtrack or tribute album, like
The band Bullring Brummies featured Black Sabbath founding members Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, along with vocalist Rob Halford, Obsessed/Saint Vitus guitarist Scott "Wino" Weinrich, and Fight guitarist Brian Tilse. Their cover of "The Wizard" on the first album is their only official recording, with the musicians coming together specifically for this recording.
― change display name (Jordan), Friday, 10 March 2023 16:11 (two months ago) link
Well obviously Mick Smiley - Magichttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK2EUIYiWXU
― Camaraderie at Arms Length, Friday, 10 March 2023 16:17 (two months ago) link
every artist but two on this 1979 Devo tribute album afaict (Bakersfield Boogie Boys and the View both released EPs)
― soref, Friday, 10 March 2023 16:21 (two months ago) link
― obsidian crocogolem (sleeve), Friday, 10 March 2023 16:39 (two months ago) link
imagine there will be a lot of punk bands on this list. scratching my head trying to recall some of these.
great idea for a thread btw
― hootenanny-soundtracking clusterfucks about milking cows (Neanderthal), Friday, 10 March 2023 16:48 (two months ago) link
Post mortem - Play
(most of the artists on this 1985 compilation don't seem to have released anything else, with the notable exception of the La's. I'd also recommend Fingerless gloves by Cassio Viletone, Bad night at Malibu Beach by the Happy Gauls and Terry Fields And A Pint Of Guinness by The Romulan Cloaking Device. Don't Cry Darling (Daddy Had To Drown The Cat) by Old Ma Cuxon And The Soapchoppers is good as well, but they put out a single.)
― soref, Friday, 10 March 2023 17:22 (two months ago) link
The Academy Of Fine Popular Music - The Morning After
Don't know if this strictly counts, but before forming Fairground Attraction, Eddi Reader and Mark Nevin recorded two tracks as the Academy Of Fine Popular Music which appeared on compilations put out by the Compact Organization.
― soref, Friday, 10 March 2023 17:26 (two months ago) link
Not exactly what you're talking about but this was a track on the East Coast Family Vol. 1 that featured the only recorded appearances of some of Michael Bivens' signees (like Whytgize)
― INDEPENDENTS DAY BY STEVEN SPILBERG (President Keyes), Friday, 10 March 2023 17:37 (two months ago) link
Juicy Bananas! (Sy Richardson reciting his dialogue from Repo Man over a funk backing track.)
― but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 10 March 2023 17:45 (two months ago) link
love mysterious idm/ambient/electronica tracks by one-and-doners https://www.discogs.com/release/1697-Various-Aurorawho is melf?? who is Benjamin? gorgeous ambient nuggets
― not too strange just bad audio (brimstead), Friday, 10 March 2023 17:48 (two months ago) link
there's a ton of german examples of this. here's one that springs to mind - cosmic greatness
― stirmonster, Friday, 10 March 2023 17:50 (two months ago) link
This also doesn't quite count since the track was part of a 4 song EP (and that's all they ever released), but this was on a Clicks & Cuts comp and I was obsessed with it at the time
― change display name (Jordan), Friday, 10 March 2023 17:55 (two months ago) link
band called Ellagaru had two tracks on a 1984 compilation A Secret Liverpool, no other releases
― soref, Friday, 10 March 2023 18:10 (two months ago) link
do those ilm comps count?
― andrew m., Friday, 10 March 2023 19:58 (two months ago) link
The only one of these I can think of is "Talk Talk Talk Talk" by the Reaction (Mark Hollis's pre-Talk Talk band) that appeared on an indie compilation called Streets, but that still doesn't count because they also released a single called "I Can't Resist" before breaking up.
― Mr. Snrub, Friday, 10 March 2023 20:06 (two months ago) link
― The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 10 March 2023 20:14 (two months ago) link
(2/3 of Sightings)
I wonder if a lot of those one-off ambient artists are better known people working under a pseudonym?
― No Hackett Required (Matt #2), Friday, 10 March 2023 20:55 (two months ago) link
one of the album tracks on the first so so def bass all stars compilation (the one with "my boo" on it) is by an artist called t'baby (not to be confused with the legendary "it's so cold in the d" t-baby) who afaict never released anything else. all three of those compilations are uneven to a degree and yeah it's not exactly a "my boo"-tier classic but i always enjoyed it
the producer, danny d, and the guy doing the hype vocals, big ace, both have other releases, so idk if it totally fits but yeah
― dyl, Saturday, 11 March 2023 18:54 (two months ago) link
nah that totally fits, it's OK if the artists did other stuff (that Moet The Poet track I posted to start features members of Poison Girls and Ear Trumpet)
― obsidian crocogolem (sleeve), Saturday, 11 March 2023 19:10 (two months ago) link
https://www.discogs.com/artist/329586-The-Organs-Of-Site & https://www.discogs.com/artist/329584-Richard-Steele
― no lime tangier, Sunday, 12 March 2023 01:29 (two months ago) link
^^ love that record, excellent examples
― obsidian crocogolem (sleeve), Sunday, 12 March 2023 02:22 (two months ago) link
Just guessing, but "Isgodaman" by Arthur Comics? (Streets)?
(The name of the band takes a question mark.)
― clemenza, Sunday, 12 March 2023 02:30 (two months ago) link
ooh that's a good example of a pseudonym band! it was The Sniveling Shots but they were forced to use another name:https://www.discogs.com/artist/536730-Arthur-Comixhttps://www.discogs.com/artist/684538-The-Snivelling-Shits
― obsidian crocogolem (sleeve), Sunday, 12 March 2023 03:06 (two months ago) link
lol sorry typos
I’m sure they at least had a b-side but I always loved The Hatfields “Yes I Do” from the first Back from the Crypt Cd comp.
― The Artist formerly known as Earlnash, Sunday, 12 March 2023 06:54 (two months ago) link
here's one! probably multiple bands on this comp would qualify
― obsidian crocogolem (sleeve), Sunday, 12 March 2023 17:17 (two months ago) link
This cover of Green Day's When I Come Around was always a classic between me and my friends:
― MarkoP, Sunday, 12 March 2023 23:15 (two months ago) link
oh here's a good one
Mike Luzader (drums), Byron Stamatatos (bass), Zach Georgopoulos (guitar) and Frank Portman (vocals)
Punk band from Millbrae, California that formed around 1979, while the band members were in High School. Frank and Byron would later go on to start The Mr. T Experience in Berkeley.
The only released Bent Nails track was "No More Riots" on the MRR "Not So Quiet On The Western Front" compilation.
― obsidian crocogolem (sleeve), Monday, 20 March 2023 01:00 (two months ago) link