Single Album Bands

Dave Mason and Cass Eliott – not a bad album. It’s considered a Dave Mason solo album now, but at the time there were plans for them to continue together, but poor sales quashed that.

Zal Yanovsky – Zal went solo after the Lovin’ Spoonful broke up and produced one middling album, “Alive and Well in Argentina,” that went nowhere. He pretty much dropped out of music afterwards.

Mugwumps – The members of the group were legendary: John Sebastian and Zal Yanovsky later formed the Lovin’ Spoonful, and Cass Elliot and Denny Doherty later made it big with the Mamas and the Papas. The group recorded one album that was released after the participants made it big.

The Rising Sons – another group whose record was released after the members hit it big. The Sons included Taj Mahal, Ry Cooder, and (originally) Ed Cassidy of Spirit.

That is a very, very, VERY good album.

Oh - very cool. As I mentioned in a previous thread on jangly girl pop, the bass player in Holly & and Italians is my bass player in my current band! Were you the person who mentioned them in that thread?

I will be sure and pass along the fact that H&tI’s are remembered fondly…and continue to revel in the stories he tells about being part of the New Wave scene in London in the early 80’s…

Yup, that was me. After you posted that I read the sleeve notes and it says that he wrote a song on that album Miles Away great stuff.

The Vaselines only released one album, Dum-Dum, in 1989. They released a pair of singles as well, but other than that, nothing. It’s a shame, as they are one of the great Scottish indie pop bands.

GTR showed signs of becoming a good band but broke up before they could put out a second album.

The GTOs – a group of music groupies who had one album out, produced by Frank Zappa

(Mike) Bloomfield, (Al) Kooper, (Stephen) Stills put out the very successful “Super Session” album before going their separate ways. Bloomfield also did an album with Dr. John and John Hammond.

Sweet Thursday was a minor league supergroup of the early 70s, with Nicky Hopkins (Quicksilver Messenger Service, Rolling Stones), Jon Mark (Mark Almond), and Alun Davies (Cat Steven’s guitarist). Some nice stuff, but the album went nowhere.

David + David had only one very good album Welcome to the Boomtown before breaking up.

Mary Margaret O’Hara released just one brilliant, sui generis album, Miss America, in 1988, and has only put out bits and pieces since then. Still one of my all-time favorite albums.

Having three of their songs covered by Nirvana was likely a nice wee bonus…

Thanks for clarifying - I tried to go back and find that thread but couldn’t. Searched on jangly, 60’s and girl and none seemed to work. My SDMB search-fu is weak.

Ah yes, back when he was using his middle name for his surname!

Little Village was a one-disc project, and it was brilliant.

As I understand it, It’s A Beautiful Day was pinned down by a rapacious contract that not only screwed the band, but prevented the members of the band from performing elsewhere for a long time.

The Masked Marauders were a pack of Rolling Stones wannabes. Their album was forgettable, but the rumor mill said it really was the Stones. Somebody made a quick wad of money.

Before MTV, the USA network was playing rock vids late, late at night. They played some very good stuff, but they also played completely unknown bands. I was pretty toasted some nights, and some truly dreadful music sounded really good to me. I went out and bought records by Caterwaul and The Caulfields. I played each all the way through as a lesson to myself, and I put them away forever.

A good friend bought Dirty John’s Hot Dog Stand just for the name, and that’s all it was good for. The same guy had 36 Jimi Hendrix albums, mostly bootleg. He said there were at least 20 more he didn’t have.

[url=]McDonald and Giles**. Ian McDonald and Michael Giles of King Crimson joined up with Peter Giles for a single King-Crimsonish album.

Steam of “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” fame only produced one album.

Not a one-album band, though–the self-titled first album was the biggie, but Marrying Maiden and Choice Quality Stuff were both popular back in the day.

I would’ve liked to have heard more from the The Notting Hillbillies, featuring Mark Knopfler, Brendan Croker, Steve Phillips and Guy Fletcher (none of whom have vanished from the face of the earth, but their individual talents combined into a wonderful one-off band). Missing … Presumed Having a Good Time is a great, great album on many levels.

Python Lee Jackson produced a single album, “In a Broken Dream.” It’s only notable in that Rod Stewart performed the title track; he evidently was friends with the band. It’s also one of Stewart’s better perfomances.

Samantha 7, which was a great CD of power pop that came out in 2000. Featured C.C. Deville, better known as the lead guitar player for Poison.

Electric Angels, a wonderful hard rock band that got lost in the hair metal shuffle of the late 80’s-early 90’s. The songs on their self-titled release are catchy as hell, and I find myself humming them long after I’ve put the CD away.

I thought about them, but they did manage to pop out that second, blandtastic album. I smell another thread possibility, though…

Kossoff Kirke Tetsu & Rabbit, an album by four members of Free after that group broke up Kirke went on to found Bad Company.

Blind Faith, of course. Derek and the Dominoes, come to that.

Carolanne Pegg only made one solo album, though she made two as a member of Mr Fox. Also from the murky depths of 70’s folk-rock, Corkscrew only made one album - a fact for which we should be profoundly grateful.

Obviously not the same band as the Electric Angel I know…although there is a metal connection, as one of the harpists is the wife of the main guy in Y&T.