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What's the greatest moment of revenge in Music History?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Houseplants, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Houseplants

    Houseplants Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Be in financially or romantically or other.
  2. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

    Jimi Hendrix, previously a low salaried sideman to Little Richard and Isley Brothers and others on the Chitlin Circuit, becomes the highest paid performer in the US (1969).
  3. ryuundo

    ryuundo Forum Resident

    new jersey
    Joe Tex's "You Keep Her", which is about how James Brown took Joe Tex's wife and, when he was done with her, told him he could have her back.

    In response, Joe Tex practically invents the diss track against James.
  4. Hookian

    Hookian Forever 80s

    Perhaps naming your new band as such when your lead singer blows you off to form a new collaboration

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  5. bRETT

    bRETT Forum Resident

    Boston MA
    Lemmy claimed he shagged the "old ladies" of everyone in Hawkwind after they kicked him out.
  6. fictionalsounds

    fictionalsounds Forum Resident

    Norman, OK
    dunno how accurate this is, but according to the revenge/band wikipedia entry...

    It has often been speculated that the band's name referred to Hook seeking revenge on Bernard Sumner for the latter's formation of the band Electronic with Johnny Marr. In fact, the name came from the word Revenge emblazoned on a leather jacket worn by George Michael in the video for his hit song, "Faith".
  7. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley 5.1 should be mandatory for my favourite albums

    The best form of revenge is success, and there are plenty of bands who had their backs against the wall, and had to release a successful album, or they were done ....
    And ended up having blockbuster success.
  8. fictionalsounds

    fictionalsounds Forum Resident

    Norman, OK
    duran duran took "notorious" to number 2 in the states (and charted highly world-wide) with a shot towards andy taylor in the lyrics.

    "who really gives a damn for a flaky bandit?"

    given that he strung them along by setting himself up in los angeles with a new band and couldn't be bothered to be straightforward with them and quit/leave, the duran duran trio of simon lebon/nick rhodes/john taylor surely enjoyed proving that they could and would successfully go forward without him.
  9. The Trinity

    The Trinity Do what though wilt, so mote be it.

    David Gilmour led Pink Floyd - now that was revenge !!
  10. Haristar

    Haristar Apollo C. Vermouth

    Hampshire, UK
    Revenge in what way?

    I assume you're referring to AMLOR onwards Floyd and not 1968-72?
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  11. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

    Unfortunately Revenge was awful and the album bombed. So not a very successful revenge...
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  12. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    Savannah, Georgia
    And of course forming a band that wound up being bigger than Hawkwind ever was.
  13. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    Savannah, Georgia
    Strawberry Alarm Clock were a psychedelic band from LA, had a hit with “Incense And Peppermints”. Two outside writers were credited, despite being at least partly based on an instrumental written by two of the band-members.

    One of those band members was Ed King, who went on to play with Skynyrd and co-write several of their most popular songs, most notably “Sweet Home Alabama”, which has almost certainly made more money than “Incense” ever did.
  14. Bingo Bongo

    Bingo Bongo Music gives me Eargasms

    Ozzy leaving Sabbath
  15. RandyB1961

    RandyB1961 Cats Will Be Cats

    The Records' "Starry Eyes" was written as retaliation against a former manager who stole from the band.
    Jamey K, DPM, Jim0830 and 5 others like this.
  16. E_Braunn_Fan

    E_Braunn_Fan Forum Resident

    Upstate NY
    Always think of Dave Mustaine forming Megadeth after getting kicked out of Metallica.
    ET3311, Stones Blah, MYQ1 and 11 others like this.
  17. Celebrated Summer

    Celebrated Summer Forum Resident

    Producer Mitch Miller had Frank Sinatra record a bunch of goofy tunes when Sinatra's popularity had declined towards the end of his Columbia Records contract in 1951-52 (see below).

    After Sinatra made a big comeback a few years later, he bumped into Miller again -- either in Vegas or at an award ceremony, depending on what source you believe. Miller went to shake Sinatra's hand, and Sinatra responded with "Eff you -- keep walking."

  18. pig bodine

    pig bodine God’s Consolation Prize

    Syracuse, NY USA
    Tina Turner bonking Ike on the head with her shoe
  19. ElvisOnoRoth

    ElvisOnoRoth Well-Known Member

    Jimmy Page recording an album with David Coverversion, er, Coverdale...
    KariK, MYQ1, Mr.Sean and 5 others like this.
  20. manco

    manco Forum Resident

    San Jose, CA
    The Beatles rejected by Decca, the rest is history.

    Slowdive's resurgence 2014-present. Take that Alan f-en McGee.
    Blastproof, veloso2, Keith V and 5 others like this.
  21. Fullbug

    Fullbug Forum Resident

    Rumours? Everyone is fussin' and fightin', and the record made them superstars.
    TimB, hi_watt and McLover like this.
  22. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    Savannah, Georgia
    And then leaving him and having her greatest commercial success as a solo artist.
    nosticker, JDeanB, E.Baba and 14 others like this.
  23. Steve G

    Steve G Forum Resident

    los angeles
    Toto covering Weezer?
    painted8, Crawdad, MYQ1 and 2 others like this.
  24. croquetlawns

    croquetlawns Forum Resident

    The Mamas and the Papas - I Saw Her Again: written about the romantic affairs of Michelle Phillips, who then had to sing the song!
  25. croquetlawns

    croquetlawns Forum Resident

    Pink Floyd - Gilmour and Waters partly produced the first Syd Barrett solo album, choosing to include some false starts and off-key singing in order to 'punish him' (quote from Gilmour), presumably for his behaviour towards the end of his time in Pink Floyd.

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