Bands first time around

Post some bands or musicians who had a few crap bands before they hit it ‘big’

The funniest one is probably fat white family being the worst band ever in the 2000s

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Phoebe Bridgers

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Got to go with Happy song from On a Friday (Radiohead).

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NIN iteration #1 just hits different

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Toni haliday from Curve was in this pos band first

The guy from ministry doing this at the start of his career is funny

2009

2019 (A favourite of the Obamas)

Pre-Knife/Fever Ray

Also, the drummer is now the biggest pop star in Sweden

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And yet hard to say if yer man from FWF became more or less shit and embarrassing down the line.

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Man, you should hear that band that New Order were before they were New Order - so bloody miserable! What was their name again?

:wink:

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Warsaw?

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Rare “actually pretty good” from Doves

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Joe Strummer’s pub-rock band before he joined The Clash

Ffa Coffi Pawb featuring Gruff and Daf from Super Furry Animals

and a KLF / JAMs double special of the first bands Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty were in

(also featured Ian Broudie, Budgie from the Banshees and Holly Johnson!)

(also featured big name producer Youth)

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No, the Stiff Kittens was who I was thinking of.

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Poppy

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A teenage Grohl on drums

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Saint Etienne used all sorts of names when they first started up, with different front people, but it was Saint Etienne that stuck.

Seven Ways to Love by Cola Boy went top ten in 1991, a feat not matched by the band they’re most famous for ironically

This is one of my favourite non-st et tracks from that era

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Mark Linkous’ first band - not crap by any measure but not quite Sparklehorse.

Proto Dinosaur Jr - very much not crap,

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Honey Is Cool were great though!

Wild about the drummer - never knew that was the same guy

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