Bands That Don’t Exist …Anymore

This week’s playlist, Bands that Don’t Exist …Anymore, is kind of a part two. Last week, I made a touching tribute to deceased musicians. Originally, the tribute would outstretch to bands that have broken up permanently and forever more. Bands such as The Smiths, Oasis, and The White Stripes would have been part of this playlist. Sometimes, however, playlists go a different way. It just made sense to separate the playlist into two different playlists. This was not the first time this has happened, and won’t be the last.

Bands That Don’t Exist …Anymore pays tribute to several bands who have called it quits. Bands such as R.E.M. Hüsker Dü, and The Police. Of course bands such as the aforementioned Oasis, The White Stripes, and The Smiths have a place on this list. Also included are bands that are kind of sort of back together. ABBA seems to be reuniting, but I’ll believe it when I see it. Stereolab is actually touring, but have stated no intentions of a new record or even staying together after the tour is finished. I guess time will tell. Oh, and the Beach Boys? i’m sorry Mike Love, but using the moniker with a bunch of newbies doesn’t count.

There’s a few bands that have just retired, such as the Go-Gos, and a few bands that have logistic issues, such as Lush. Really, the only thing these 30 bands have in common, is that they don’t exist anymore…or at least they didn’t until very recently. Regardless, these are all bands that I love, and I hope you find great enjoyment in their music – even if you may never get to see them live.

Enjoy Bands That Don’t Exist …Anymore.

Bands that Don't Exist...anymore.

Others bands that don’t exist anymore include….

Way too many to count. Yeah, that was a pat answer for certain. I’m sorry.

With that said, this Friday’s featured article looks at a rockabilly standard made famous by Elvis Presley – Blue Suede Shoes. I say made famous, but did you know Elvis did not write the song? Who actually wrote the song? Who had the initial inspiration for the song? Which artists covered the song, and in what styles? These are all questions you will know the answer to, but only if you come back this Friday.

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