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redhenry
01-10-06, 01:21 AM
I was wondering about the longest time between studio albums of new material for 'established bands', not taking official breakups and reformations into account.

I was propmpted into wondering this by ABC (Poison Arrow, The Look of Love, Be Near Me etc). It's been almost nine years since the last album (and that was the first for six years as it was). The main man Martin Fry has toured under the band name all through that period (and managed two new tracks for a compilation CD some years back and a few new tracks performed live) but other than that has been quiet on the 'new music' front

What other artists/bands like to 'take their time'? Kate Bush springs to mind with her latest.

Terry

Buford T Pusser
01-10-06, 02:19 AM
The Morells

Shake and Push 1982

Self-titled 2001


19 YEARS!

From AllMusic:

The Morells were a roots-rock outfit formed in Springfield, Missouri in the early '80s by guitarist D. Clinton Thompson (formerly with Arthur Conley) and bassist Lou Whitney, with drummer Ron Gremp and saxophone player Jim Martin. Though the group released only one album, the fine 1982 effort Shake and Push, Thompson and Whitney later formed the backbone of the Skeletons, the touring band led by Steve Forbert


They need to update that bio.

Buford T Pusser
01-10-06, 02:20 AM
The Knack

Round Trip 1981

Serious Fun 1991


10 YEARS!

The Infidel
01-10-06, 02:53 AM
I always thought Boston held the record for longest time between releases, but I'm probably wrong.

Maybe I'm thinking of them as having the fewest releases over the longest period of time.

Hell, I don't know. I don't like Boston anyway.









What were we talking about?

Tscott
01-10-06, 05:52 AM
What other artists/bands like to 'take their time'? Kate Bush springs to mind with her latest.
Yep it was twelve years between The Red Shoes (1993) and Aerial (2005).

Another one I can think of is Madeleine Peyroux. She's not that well known, but I waited eight years for her to follow up to Dreamland (1996) with Careless Love (2004)

Michael Corvin
01-10-06, 08:33 AM
I always thought Boston held the record for longest time between releases, but I'm probably wrong.


Consistently, you are probably correct, having only 4 albums in 30 years.

Stevie Wonder's new CD is his first in about 10 years.

reverie
01-10-06, 08:55 AM
Off the top of my head, I know Peter Gabriel seems to take very long breaks between albums (not quite 19 years though!).

The Bus
01-10-06, 09:03 AM
What about Vashti Bunyan?

She recorded Just Another Day, her debut, in 1969. Her second album, Lookaftering, came out last year.

Terry Callier also came to mind. He had an album in 1979, and then again in 1998, almost twenty years.

Vashti I think takes the cake.

cungar
01-10-06, 10:30 AM
Pretty sure the winner is:

Steely Dan Gaucho 1980 to Everything Must Go 2003 - 23 years.

The Bus
01-10-06, 10:34 AM
Pretty sure the winner is:

Steely Dan Gaucho 1980 to Everything Must Go 2003 - 23 years.

My post has one for 36 years. :)

Although Steely Dan is a much bigger artist. And Two Against Nature came out in 2000.

Dr. Henry Jones, Jr.
01-10-06, 11:21 AM
the flatlanders had 30 years (72 to 02)

Mordred
01-10-06, 12:52 PM
Well the easy answer is 38 years which belongs to Guns n' Roses: 1994 to 2031 when Chinese Democracy will be released.

cungar
01-10-06, 01:58 PM
Well the easy answer is 38 years which belongs to Guns n' Roses: 1994 to 2031 when Chinese Democracy will be released.

Infinity doesn't count.

nodeerforamonth
01-10-06, 03:10 PM
KISS hasn't had a studio album out since '96.

dave w
01-10-06, 03:12 PM
The Knitters (X & Blasters sidegroup) 20 years 85-05

nodeerforamonth
01-10-06, 03:41 PM
New York Dolls will have a new album out later this year. That's 30+ years (but to be fair, they haven't been regularly touring for the past 30 years).

Michael Corvin
01-10-06, 03:54 PM
KISS hasn't had a studio album out since '96.

Who has time to record when you are on a Farewell-retirement tour every 12 months?

B5Erik
01-10-06, 09:30 PM
KISS hasn't had a studio album out since 1996.

Who has time to record when you are on a Farewell-retirement tour every 12 months?

Actually, it was 1998 for Psycho Circus, and they've only done one "Farewell Tour," in 2000-2001. It ended up being the, "Farewell to the original line-up," tour as they never toured with the original line-up intact again. And that's a good thing. (Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer are much, MUCH better musicians than Peter Criss and Ace Frehley.)

Gene Simmons released a solo album in 2004, and Paul Stanley just completed one which will be out before May.

johnbook
01-11-06, 12:55 AM
[QUOTE=The_Infidel]I always thought Boston held the record for longest time between releases, but I'm probably wrong.

Maybe I'm thinking of them as having the fewest releases over the longest period of time.

Hell, I don't know. I don't like Boston anyway.

I was thinking the same band "Boston" but unlike The_Infidel i really enjoy all of there releases, especially there last three albums "third stage- 1986" "Walk On - 1994" and "Corporate America - 2002" 8 years between each album...

Michael Corvin
01-11-06, 01:06 AM
^ no love for the original Boston album? :hscratch:

monkish
01-11-06, 02:30 AM
Off the top of my head, I know Peter Gabriel seems to take very long breaks between albums (not quite 19 years though!).

Gabriel's longest break was the ten-year gap between Us (1992) and Up (2002).

Another candidate: XTC. They had a seven year gap between Nonsuch (1992) and Apple Venus (1999)... and now, they're currently on a five-and-a-half year dry stretch, not having released a studio album since Wasp Star in May of 2000.

redhenry
01-11-06, 03:01 AM
Gabriel's longest break was the ten-year gap between Us (1992) and Up (2002).
.

But didn't he have Ovo and the soundtrack to Rabbit Proof Fence and a few other projects in that time? OK - not studio albums proper perhaps, but albums of new music nonetheless?

Buford T Pusser
01-11-06, 09:33 AM
XTC


:thumbsup:

johnbook
01-12-06, 02:21 AM
^ no love for the original Boston album? :hscratch:

Yes there is love for that album, like i mentioned in my post i enjoy all of there albums, i just enjoy there newer stuff "if you can call it new" more.

johnbook
01-12-06, 02:27 AM
Consistently, you are probably correct, having only 4 albums in 30 years.



Actually it's 5 albums "Corporate America" came out a couple years ago...

Boston
Don't Look Back
Third Stage
Walk On
Corporate America

illennium
01-12-06, 02:36 AM
What about Vashti Bunyan?

That's who I thought of when I saw the thread.