Favourite 'debut' album from new band lineup?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Madrid, Mar 18, 2023 at 4:38 PM.

  1. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

    Cleveland, OH, USA
    Siouxsie & the Banshees — Kaleidoscope

    Siouxsie and Steve Severin stayed on from the first lineup, adding Budgie on drums and John McGeogh on guitar. Game changer.
  2. Etienne Hanratty

    Etienne Hanratty Forum Resident

    I’m not sure if Don’t Stand Me Down by Dexys counts when all of the personnel in the slimmed down band had featured, with others, on Too Rye Ay. If so, it gets my vote. If not, I’ll take One Day I’m Going To Soar.

    The Pogues were another band who changed membership on a regular basis. Two obvious examples are If I Should Fall From Grace with God (Cait out, Daryl in, Terry Woods adding a new dimension) and Waiting For Herb (with Spider taking over vocal duties from Shane). Both great albums, but …Herb would be my favourite.
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  3. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    Thanks. Not a big Doobies fan, and I'm not all that familiar with their regular catalog albums--obviously.
  4. tim_neely

    tim_neely Forum Hall Of Fame

    Central VA
    The Moody Blues, Days of Future Passed
  5. southamorican

    southamorican Forum Resident

    São Paulo
  6. finslaw

    finslaw muzak to my ears

    Gotta lead with my favorite band The Pretty Things, but I couldn't go with Wally and Jon entering the band because that was Emotions, not SF Sorrow. But for a big change in lineup with the new members providing songs and vocals, I'll go with their Swan Song debut in 1974, featuring new members Gordon John Edwards, who wrote my favorite Dream/Joey, and Jack Green (added late into the mix.)

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  7. NoRoboGuy

    NoRoboGuy Arbiter of Musical Eclecticness

    U S of A
    Genesis - Nursery Cryme, which first introduced us to Mr. Steven Hackett and Mr. Philip Collins.
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  8. finslaw

    finslaw muzak to my ears

    Good one, but I would also add Purpendicular, because even though only one member was added, Morse's presence somehow made the entire band of old has-beens carry on with youthful zest they hadn't had in 20 years. And yes, I prefer Purpendicular over Burn or Come Taste the Band.

  9. Fischman

    Fischman RockMonster, ClassicalMaster, and JazzMeister

    New Mexico
    Concur with The Yes Album, Heaven and Hell, Days of Future Passed, and Number of the Beast.

    I will add Dream Theater's Images and Words, Rush's Fly By Night, and King Crimson's Larks Tongues in Aspic.
  10. finslaw

    finslaw muzak to my ears

    However, for absolute favorite album from a drastically new lineup, it has to be:


    Vincent (Alice Cooper) leaves the band behind and adopts a different person in every spot and even though this would become a bone of contention for many fans, Welcome to My Nightmare is better than any previous album by The Alice Cooper Band. Now starts the countdown....
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  11. Fischman

    Fischman RockMonster, ClassicalMaster, and JazzMeister

    New Mexico
    Oh, and for good measure, I could say:

    Countdown to Ecstasy
    Pretzel Logic
    Katy Lied
    The Royal Scam
  12. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Dude/man

    CoCoCo, Ca
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  13. ReggieNJ

    ReggieNJ Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    Surrealistic Pillow
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  14. Colin Allstations

    Colin Allstations Forum Resident

    Got to mention Suede's Coming Up again, it really did feel like they'd come up with a new 'debut' album, despite creating so much fanfare with their actual one from three years earlier...
  15. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Dude/man

    CoCoCo, Ca

    Even though Im not a fan I agree with you on the Moodies. The rest Im not so sure. Maybe with Larks, almost a complete overhaul in musicians, feel and repertoire.
  16. Mooglander

    Mooglander Forum Resident

    Mesa Springs, CA
    Steve Morse is a freak of nature. He's arguably the single best musician to pass through the Purple ranks. From the Dregs to the Steve Morse Band to Kansas and the Dregs again and his solo material, he demonstrates consistency and virtuosity in spades, but more importantly he conveys a tastefulness many of his brethren lack or flat-out disregard. Steve Morse is all about the music.
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  17. Fleetwood Mac -Then Play On

    Adding Danny Kirwan to the lineup was a game changer
  18. blastfurniss

    blastfurniss Forum Resident

    Marion, OH, USA
    Squeeze-East Side Story with Paul Carrack in for Jools Holland.
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  19. Mollusk


    Better Allen Woody than Woody Allen
  20. Madrid

    Madrid Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Yes - Drama. Bringing in The Buggles made them basically a new band and this album had a completely different style to everything that preceded it.
  21. Thwacko

    Thwacko Forum Resident

    Peacham, Vermont
    Megadeth Rust In Peace, with Marty and Nick.
  22. Harry Baleson

    Harry Baleson Forum Resident

    The correct answer here is The Human League
  23. Beamish13

    Beamish13 Forum Resident

    The Fall-This Nation’s Saving Grace (addition of Simon Rogers)
  24. Foreign Object

    Foreign Object Forum Resident

    XTC - Drums and Wires
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  25. dixiedixie69

    dixiedixie69 Forum Resident

    Derry, Ireland

    ...is the right answer.

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