One album band wonders


After recently playing the excellent ‘Under The One Sky’ album by the Distance, I took to wondering what other bands released one stonking album and then disappeared/split up.

Here are three for starters…

The Distance’s sole album came out in 1989 and is a good mix of soul, funk and melodic rock featuring vocalist Robert Hart (later to join Bad Company) plus a lot of members from Powerstation including Chic’s drummer Tony Thomson and Bernard Edwards.

Dirty White Boy’s album ‘Bad Reputation’ came out in 1990 and featured David Glenn Eisley on vocals, fresh from fronting 80’s melodic rockers Guiffria. He was joined by Bowie guitarist Earl Slick. This is a good time hard rock album and a real shame they never did a follow-up album.

One of the first new bands I came across with GRTR! was Black #5 who sadly made one excellent album, ‘Last Few Hours’, then disappeared. One of the many good songs on their album…



Author: The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

A keen reader and lover of music plus of course my lifelong support of the mighty Potters, Stoke City! Enjoy running and the odd bit of fundraising.

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