Musicians You Wish Had Done a Solo Album

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  1. Lynivevoli

    Lynivevoli Ain't it Fun!

    Bon Scott. He had an artsy side to him that I would love to hear him explore.
  2. audiotom

    audiotom Ground Control to Major Tom

    New Orleans La USA
    John Guerin - stunning session drummer
    especially his work with Joni Mitchell

    I always love his relaxed open drumming and that signature punctuated fill he does

    If he could have hosted a few of those artists he played with for an album
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  3. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Drum machines are not inherently evil.

    Austin, TX
    I've wanted a solo album form King Diamond guitarist Any LaRocqe since forever.
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  4. burntprairie

    burntprairie Forum Resident

    I love this record. Ride of the Valkyries played as a surf tune!
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  5. Cookie!

    Cookie! Forum Resident

    FL, USA
    Not sure how he is as a lead singer, however there are plenty of artists where that didn’t get in the way of them putting out a solo album.

    As an additional note, it doesn’t appear that any of the other Heartbreakers ever put out solo records either.
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  6. audiotom

    audiotom Ground Control to Major Tom

    New Orleans La USA
    Chris Wood of Traffic
    Worked on one solo album Vulcan in 1983 - the year that he died. That was released in very limited distribution in 2008 - 25 years after his death
    The 2017 box set Evening Blue was a wonderful gathering together of his work
    one Hoffman member spear headed this labor of love.

    This is well worth picking up if you can find it (1,000 copies)
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  7. Adrian Adkins

    Adrian Adkins Forum Resident

    Tony Hicks of the Hollies, would liked to hear what a solo album recorded by him late 60s early 70s would be like, One of my fave Hollies recordings is Pegasus, I'm no hollies expert would be Hicks only solo Vocal On a hollies record, so a whole album of that type of music would be Great and I do like the understated vocals.
  8. Chance

    Chance Forum Resident

    Morris County, NJ
    I was gonna say Sterling Morrison, too.

    I understand why Poison Ivy (Cramps) left the music scene when Lux died, but I would love to see her do something new. Love her style, as a player and as a stage presence. She was (is) great.
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  9. audiotom

    audiotom Ground Control to Major Tom

    New Orleans La USA
    Talking Head
    Tina Weymoth has never done a solo record
    Chris Frantz has never done a solo record
    I guess they are a Tom Tom couple
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  10. Cookie!

    Cookie! Forum Resident

    FL, USA
    Two from the E-Street Band:

    Roy Bittan
    Max Weinburg
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  11. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Well, Bono.

    But, refreshingly, that band is such a family that a solo album from any of them is not necessary.
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  12. pokemaniacjunk

    pokemaniacjunk Forum Resident

    south paris maine
    Mark Volman
    Al Nichol

    both from the Turtles
  13. georgespigott

    georgespigott You fill me with inertia.

    United States
    Stuart Sutcliffe
  14. edfom

    edfom Forum Resident

    Robert Smith. Sure The Top is essentially a solo album, but I love what he did with the very small handful of songs released under his own name (such as Pirate Ships). As a singer who is also great on various instruments, an album full of minimal slower songs by Smith would be fantastic.
  15. Bruso

    Bruso Forum Resident

    Big Muddy
    Pigpen - Ron McKernan of the Grateful Dead.

    He had enough original material and sounded great with his Lightnin’ Hopkins covers. He played many instruments and could have done his solo album completely on his own or backed by any number of his Dead cohorts.
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  16. jwoverho

    jwoverho Senior Member

    Mobile, AL USA
    Maybe a bit of a cheat, but Brian Wilson solo: just him and a piano playing all those incredible songs. A few of his piano demos have been released over the years (In The Back Of My Mind being a real revelation) and it makes the idea of Brian in his prime at the piano a stunner. The solo performance of him doing Surf’s Up on the Bernstein TV special is exhibit A.
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  17. groundharp

    groundharp Maybe your friends think I'm just a stranger

    California Day
    James Honeyman-Scott
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  18. Fannymac

    Fannymac Forum Resident

    Los Osos, CA
    Ruth Pointer, hands down!
    Still hoping it might happen!

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  19. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

    Central NY
    It's an excellent album too! He's a great songwriter. 80s production values but great arrangements and musicianship.
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  20. rlj1010

    rlj1010 Forum Resident

    Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend)
    Win Butler (Arcade Fire)
    Chris Martin (Coldplay)
    Florence Welch (Florence + The Machine)
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  21. Steve Mc

    Steve Mc Resident Nice-Guy

    United States
    Vicki Peterson
    Michael Steele
    Mike Campbell
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  22. zen

    zen Forum Resident

    I'd like to hear a Ritchie Blackmore solo album. No loss the blonde chick!
  23. wildstar

    wildstar Forum Resident

    ontario, canada
    Vulcan was recorded over several years - not "in 1983".

    The Vulcan CD (that came out on Esoteric) was basically just a compilation of tracks he recorded in the time period of recording Vulcan (and even includes a track recorded live in concert with Traffic from 1974 - which I highly doubt was ever a contender for inclusion on the "real" Vulcan album as Wood conceived it).

    The big box ('Evening Blue' which came out on 'Hidden Masters') includes (for the first time) the "real" Vulcan album, the master tapes for both sides of the album having been just recently found in a shed.

    I don't think there's any overlap between the big box (including the real Vulcan) and the earlier single disc Vulcan (as released on Esoteric) so a completist would definitely need both.

    Looking at the Hidden Masters website, I see they released the "real" Vulcan (from the big box) as a stand-alone vinyl under the name "Moon Child Vulcan". I'm assuming that's Chris Wood's final decision for the title (perhaps discovered in whatever paperwork accompanied those recovered album master tapes) - at least I'd hope so, and that the people at the record company weren't taking liberties.
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  24. Spazaru

    Spazaru Angry Samoan

    Johnny Ramone
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  25. pocofan

    pocofan Forum Resident

    George Ed Powell of Pure Prairie League. Guy wrote good songs and had a unique voice.
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