From the top of my head... GTR The Firm Travelling Wilburys Asia Cream Bad English Black Country Communion It seems like the 80s was the decade for forming supergroups. Some of them lasted a couple of albums, others just that one album or single (Queen + Bowie = «Under Pressure»). But the common factor seems to be that they never really lasted (unless you count Toto?). Or am I wrong? Last night while digging out old boxes from the back of the shed (as one does on a Saturday night after the age of 50 instead of going to the pub), I found an old vinyl album I had completely forgotten about. It was the debut album from Phenomena (Bronze label, 1985, reached the official album charts at #63 in UK). Phenomena wasn't really a band (unless my memory serves me wrongly) but more of «rock music project» by producer Tom Galley and his brother Mel Galley (Whitesnake, Trapez). Anyway, I had a listen to it, and although it didn't sound bad at all it did remind me of...well, a dozen other bands from that time (late '70s, 80', and early '90s). That got me thinking: what did happen to all those supergroups? Are they a thing of the past? A phenomenon that reached its peak during the '80s? And how many of these «supergroups» did something that still holds up today? And what are the requirements for being classified as a «supergroup»? Where does one draw the line? Could Boston ever be considered a supergroup? Surely U.K. (John Wetton, Bill Bruford, Eddie Jobson, Allan Holdsworth) and Asia (John Wetton, Steve Howe, Geoff Downes, Carl Palmer) fit the definition. And last but not least, are there any supergroups that have been completely forgotten, and now just lies waiting to be re-discovered, like a hidden gem or buried treasure?