Worst failed solo careers?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by SeepSprite, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. BadJack

    BadJack Forum Resident

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    I'm not sure that that's not just overdubbed George. Which once again leads me to ask of Andrew:

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  2. Jay_Z

    Jay_Z Well-Known Member

    Meisner and Sonny had chart hits.
     
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  3. BadJack

    BadJack Forum Resident

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    Not only that, the record pictured was Sonny's chart hit, and a Top 10 at that.

    But I suppose the wheels came off with the "Inner Views" album.
     
  4. RMB77

    RMB77 Well-Known Member

    Robbie Robertson
     
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  5. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Yeah ok. And you need to look up how he's done everywhere but your country.

    Glad to see you sticking up for your own, though...:righton:
     
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  6. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Hmmm...a tricky one there.
     
  7. pinkrudy

    pinkrudy Forum Resident

    Scott's first solo album 12 bar blues is great...and barberella is one of the best songs that stp could have ever written.
     
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  8. zebop

    zebop Well Known Stranger

    Ha, you know, that's a possibility too...
     
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  9. Rosskolnikov

    Rosskolnikov Designated Cloud Yeller

    He had enormous success . . . but then seemed to falter. I like the albums, though.
     
  10. Rosskolnikov

    Rosskolnikov Designated Cloud Yeller

    Too much wine, not enough high notes.
     
  11. Hey Vinyl Man

    Hey Vinyl Man Forum Resident

    That was my reaction as well. I otherwise always had the impression that even Ridgeley himself never saw himself as a serious musician, that he was just along for the ride with his friend George. I guess the fact that he made that album shows otherwise. Worth noting how completely different its style is from Wham, though.
     
  12. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

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    Paul Weller
    Well, as a matter of fact, I did just that.

    As far as singles (other than the U.K.):
    Ireland, Holland, Italy, and New Zealand

    As far as albums (other than the U.K.):
    Austria, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Holland, Norway, Sweden, and Australia.


    You should just quit while you're behind. :righton:
     
  13. HitAndRun

    HitAndRun New Member

    Listening to his music on Spotify as I type! Thanks.
     
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  14. Jrr

    Jrr Forum Resident

    I heard it was a complete train wreck. Kinda curious to hear it out of some morbid curiosity.
     
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  15. Nostaljack

    Nostaljack Resident R&B enthusiast

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    ...and he did have a chart hit in the U.S. and in other territories - the #77 "Shake".

    Ed
     
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  16. gary191265

    gary191265 Forum Resident

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    He's a brilliant player, best seen live with the Orient House Ensemble. He's a lovely, funny bloke too but with very strange political views...he went so far left that he re-emerged on the right, but that's enough about that ;)

    His playing on this is insane...

     
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  17. Is he fronting the Dropkick Murphys now?
     
  18. Elek.-maxe

    Elek.-maxe Member

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    Andrew Ridgeley? He did well and married Bananarama's Keren.
    That's what I call a success!
    :)
     
  19. antonkk

    antonkk Forum Resident

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    I really like his 1992 Killers band CD. Great stuff but other than that I agree.
     
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  20. keyse1

    keyse1 Active Member

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    That could top a good taste thread
     
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  21. antonkk

    antonkk Forum Resident

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    I never understood why Wham! were even called a duet and what exactly Ridgeley did there. Somehow I assumed he was George Michael's boyfriend nothing more.
     
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  22. rikki nadir

    rikki nadir Well-Known Member

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    Oh Wow!

    So we are allowed to call a solo career that succeeds only in one country (not true of Weller, of course but stick with me) - The USA, for example, or Canada, a failure?

    Now that's what I call a Long List.

    Let us start with Kim Mitchell. Very little danger of him getting arrested outside Canada.
     
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  23. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    Nah - they were friends but not in a romantic/sexual way...
     
  24. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

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    I believe they were boyhood friends....grew up together.
     
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  25. Hey Vinyl Man

    Hey Vinyl Man Forum Resident

    Relatively speaking that's true. But a lot of the other acts in this thread would probably love to have the luxury of calling three top ten hits and a dozen or so other chart records "not very successful"!
     
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