Biggest Band Drop-off After One Quits/Fired

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  1. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

    Great album though.
  2. Parachute Woman

    Parachute Woman Forum Resident

    I don't agree at all with the Peter Gabriel leaving Genesis example. A Trick of the Tail and Wind & Wuthering are two of their very best albums.
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  3. Spaghettiows

    Spaghettiows Forum Resident

    Silver Creek, NY
    I wouldn't say they got better, since I liked Never Say Die, but they simply refocused and came out swinging. Those original two albums with Dio are classics.
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  4. Nick Dunning

    Nick Dunning Forum Resident

    Yes, but 'Octave' was still a big drop off before he walked.
  5. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

    NYC Man
    Plus overall I prefer their 80s output, and Duke is at least tied as my favorite album of theirs.
  6. Kingsley Fats

    Kingsley Fats Forum Resident

    I saw them on that tour. They were pretty spectacular. Tommy Bolin was superb.
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  7. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    I can agree with Peter Wolf leaving j geils band.
    I think the Dio albums weren't a drop off for sabbath
    Although 5150 and hagar annoy a lot of folks, i dont think it was a drop off particularly.
    I don't think Gabriel leaving Genesis was particularly a drop off, and Then There Were Three is one of my favourites, so i couldn't agree with the Hackett departure either.
    Waters leaving Floyd changed them, but i don't see that as a particularly big drop off.
  8. Kingsley Fats

    Kingsley Fats Forum Resident

    Jayhawks after Mark Olson left
  9. Papi Hipbone323

    Papi Hipbone323 The Stouffer's Lasagna of Audiophiles

    Lancaster, Ohio
    I definitely can't see how there is anything but a massive IMPROVEMENT from Never Say Die to Heaven and Hell. I would say there was a MASSIVE drop-off after Mob Rules when Dio left.
  10. jumpinjulian

    jumpinjulian Forum Resident

    Jay Bennett being fired from Wilco.
    Huge drop off in quality of work.

    Mick Taylor leaving the Stones.

    Mat Sharp leaving Weezer.
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  11. The Guess Who after Randy Bachman left.
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  12. John Harchar

    John Harchar Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    Yeah, you have three distinct changes when Cale, Mo and Lou left.
  13. AZRunner

    AZRunner Forum Resident

    SW FL
    Certainly not a dropoff since they followed The Final Cut.
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  14. Nick Dunning

    Nick Dunning Forum Resident

    It wasn't just Sandy leaving - Trevor Lucas was a intrinsic part of that line-up.

    'Gottle O'Gear' is a desperate record, but finally Messrs. Swarbrick and Pegg managed to persuade Simon Nicol to return to the band, which gave us the pretty good 'Bonny Bunch Of Roses'.
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  15. vinylontubes

    vinylontubes Forum Resident

    Katy, TX
    Nah, the last Ozzy albums were a decline. Dio brought a return to form. So they actually got better. Maybe not a return to their pinnacle, but it was an improvement.
  16. Mo didn't leave until the band was effectively kaput. Perhaps you meant Morrison? :)
  17. jumpinjulian

    jumpinjulian Forum Resident

    See also: Jane’s Addiction after Eric Avery left.
  18. BluesOvertookMe

    BluesOvertookMe Forum Resident

    Houston, TX, USA
    Come Taste The Band > Stormbringer

    But maybe Ritchie left the band mentally while making Stormbringer.
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  19. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident

    Tarragona (Spain)
  20. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident

    Perth Australia
    I agree with this, though I'm not sure how much was cause and effect.
  21. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident

    Tarragona (Spain)
    Black Sabbath with Dio was an average heavy metal band. The Ozzy era was seminal
  22. 3coloursbeige

    3coloursbeige Forum Resident

    Sepultura after Max Cavalera left. They were on the crest of a wave...
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  23. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident

    Tarragona (Spain)
    Pixies without Kim Deal are a bad joke
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  24. Nick Dunning

    Nick Dunning Forum Resident

    Correct :(
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  25. classicrocker

    classicrocker Life is good!

    Worcester, MA, USA
    Yes after Rick Wakeman left.

    Although I do like Relayer but think it lacked the melodic flow of the Wakeman albums which I prefer. I also saw both versions of the band live and feel Patrick Moraz lacked Rick's charisma IMHO.
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