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Dead Bands — Music Gone But Not Forgotten

In business, music on August 21, 2010 at 7:30 pm
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As I write this I’m listening to one of my favorite CDs ever, by a New York City duo that disbanded a decade ag0 — The Nudes. I love their voices, their quirky lyrics and the deep, delicious, unlikely instrument that defined them — a cello, played by Stephanie Winters, who then played with Walter Parks and now tours with Richie Havens.

I still have 100s of albums I acquired back when vinyl was the only choice, and haven’t heard them in years since the turntable and stereo system died. I miss my music!

Some of those bands or artists have long since disappeared. Whatever happened to The Dream Academy, and their great tune “Life In a Northern Town”? They toured only once, in 1991.

One of my absolute favorites is Tanita Tikaram, (who is, luckily, still playing and touring.)

Who’s your favorite dead-and-gone band? What song of theirs should I hunt down and why?

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  1. Engine Alley:Song for Someone

  2. tanita tikaram–big favorite, thanks for reminder. now i’ll go seek out the Nudes.

    I love Elysian Fields, not officially dead, just kind of quiet.

    have to give thought to the great defunct acts out there….oh thanks, caitlin, thanks a lot! still another excuse not to get my work done. sheesh.

  3. Happy to help! :-)

    I was relieved to hear that TT is still rocking. She has such an amazing voice.

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