…and if not, why not?
It seems like a no-brainer-- something that someone would surely have done by now. But my minutes of exhaustive research haven’t turned anything up. Briefly, is there a website that does for music what the IMDB does for movies?
Right now, you can use IMDb to find every movie that Kevin Bacon has ever been in. I want a site where you can type in, say, “Adrian Belew,” and find every album that Belew has ever played on, from Laurie Anderson to Frank Zappa.
It seems inconceivable to me that this hasn’t been done. I’m not trying to suggest that I’ve got one of those ideas that guarantees making a billion dollars on the Internet, I just want to know how many songwriting credits Myron Grombacher (Pat Benatar’s drummer-- as if you didn’t know!) has in his career. Is that so much to ask?
Granted, I could ask about Myron Grombacher here, but I want a central clearinghouse for this kind of information in general: What records were produced by Phil Spector? What bands has Charlotte Caffrey recorded with? Who was the engineer on Abbey Road, and on which seminal horror writer’s work did that artist base a concept album?
Anybody ever heard of anything like this?