• 04-03-2009
    bikeboy389
    Bands that ended long before they stopped releasing records
    Thinking about BMacksaw's Zeppelin thread got me thinking.

    Name some bands that you feel stopped doing anything worthwhile long before they stopped putting out records. Name their last worthwhile record.

    The more inflammatory the better, I say.

    I'll start (though perhaps my choices aren't all that inflammatory):

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers: Mother's Milk (and that one just barely counts)

    REM: Life's Rich Pageant
  • 04-03-2009
    tconrady
    U2 after The Unforgettable Fire.
  • 04-03-2009
    deastin
    It pains me to say this but I ll throw out Oasis. They still are my fav band but after much of their "new" stuff is very hit or miss. First 3 albums were all really REALLY good as a whole. Then we got Standing on the Shoulder of Giants and Heathen Chemistry which both just flat out sucked. Their last two offerings (Dont believe the Truth and the newest album Dig out your Soul) were a step an a better direction. All in all they ve lost some of their luster. They need to get back to the old stuff and stop trying to do all this new age psychodelic crap.
  • 04-03-2009
    bikeboy389
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tconrady
    U2 after The Unforgettable Fire.

    Wow--cut right to the flameproof suit stuff, eh?

    //I agree.
  • 04-03-2009
    bmxhacksaw
    My friend's rule of thumb - of which there are exceptions of course - is that most bands start going downhill after the third album.
  • 04-03-2009
    2cflyr
    metallica after Master
  • 04-03-2009
    My Own Private Idaho
    Pearl Jam. Two albums, lots of crap after that.
  • 04-03-2009
    terry b
    If your question is "ended for me" then -

    The Stones after Exile on Main Street.
    The Beatles after Abbey Road
    Led Zep after Physical Graffiti
    Neil Young after Zuma


    Not saying they didn't do anything worth listening to beyond those, but for all intents and purposes, they were dead to me.
  • 04-03-2009
    tconrady
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bmxhacksaw
    My friend's rule of thumb - of which there are exceptions of course - is that most bands start going downhill after the third album.

    In most cases I don't disagree with this.
  • 04-03-2009
    tconrady
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bikeboy389
    Wow--cut right to the flameproof suit stuff, eh?

    //I agree.

    I figured I'd start it off right! :D I like bits and pieces of their stuff after that but it was markedly different from that point forward.
  • 04-03-2009
    ampastoral
    belle and sebastian after if you are feeling sinister
    sunny day real estate after how it feels to be something on
  • 04-03-2009
    firstrax
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 2cflyr
    metallica after Master

    Sort of agree. I dont think they ended. I think they became a different band.
  • 04-03-2009
    LostRower
    I thought Green Day was down for the count when they came out with Warning... Thankfully I was wrong
  • 04-03-2009
    Jim Nazium
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by terry b
    The Beatles after Abbey Road

    Um ... wasn't there only one more album after that anyway? "Let it Be"?
  • 04-03-2009
    il sogno
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bikeboy389
    Thinking about BMacksaw's Zeppelin thread got me thinking.

    Name some bands that you feel stopped doing anything worthwhile long before they stopped putting out records. Name their last worthwhile record.

    The more inflammatory the better, I say.

    I'll start (though perhaps my choices aren't all that inflammatory):

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers: Mother's Milk (and that one just barely counts)

    REM: Life's Rich Pageant

    I think LRP was the best REM record.
  • 04-03-2009
    thatsmybush
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jim Nazium
    Um ... wasn't there only one more album after that anyway? "Let it Be"?

    Not only that..."let it be" had...friggin' Let it Be on it! Now I know the Beatles have many anthems...but you cannot have one of them be--after--someone says you jumped the shark...and still suggest that the band jumped the shark.


    --Doobie Brothers--every Michael McDonald album they put out.
  • 04-03-2009
    mbaha
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tconrady
    U2 after The Unforgettable Fire.

    YAAA YAAA YAA YAAA YYAAA YAAA YAAA YAAA YAAA YAAA!!
  • 04-03-2009
    Tig
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by deastin
    ...the newest album Dig out your Soul were a step an a better direction. All in all they ve lost some of their luster. They need to get back to the old stuff and stop trying to do all this new age psychodelic crap.

    I have 3 from the recent album on the 'pod that are pretty goon IMO: Bag It Up, I'm Outa Time, and Falling Down. From a recent interview in Guitar World mag, Noel said he pretty much gave up writing songs, leaving it up to Liam.
  • 04-03-2009
    VaughnA
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by thatsmybush
    --Doobie Brothers--every Michael McDonald album they put out.

    Yep...
  • 04-03-2009
    DrRoebuck
    Stevie wonder: innervisions
    Los lobos: kiko
  • 04-03-2009
    VaughnA
    Eagles, anything after and including Hotel California..
    Pink Floyd: Anything after The Wall..
  • 04-03-2009
    Tig
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 2cflyr
    metallica after Master

    I dunno, I still like ...And Justice for All
    I know they tried too hard technically, and the transition to pop status was beginning, but it was their last great album, IMO.

    http://photo.sing365.com/music/pictu...ce+For+All.jpg

    I'll be watching the Hall of Fame inductions Saturday night. Jason Newsted will be playing with them for the evening, which is cool.

    .
  • 04-03-2009
    Creakyknees
    Lifes Rich Pageant is the album that hooked me on REM. Granted they had some real stinkers along the way. But their latest, Accelerate, IMO is their best evar. Srsly.

    So how about a thread on bands that started great, then sucked for 5 or 6 albums, then came back stronger than ever?
  • 04-03-2009
    Tig
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by LostRower
    I thought Green Day was down for the count when they came out with Warning... Thankfully I was wrong

    +1 Warning was weak sauce.
    They have shown some excellent song writing maturity w/American Idiot, but without losing their essential sound and aggression (much).
  • 04-03-2009
    Bocephus Jones II
    KISS, Alive!
    Rolling Stones, Tattoo You
    Paul McCartney...pretty much everything he released post-Beatles.
    Stevie Wonder, Songs in the Key of Life
    ZZ Top, Eliminator
    AC/DC, Back in Black
    Metallica, Master of Puppets
    The Clash, Combat Rock
    Ted Nugent, Double Live Gonzo!