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Re: Bands that are down to one founding member left

Postby bobzilla77 » 27 Jul 2020, 22:19

War is perhaps the most shameless & bothersome example of this. One member leases the name from the manager, who officially owns it.

The other 4 living members have to perform as the Lowrider Band and are prohibited from ever saying the name "War" in their marketing.

I have seen both. The War with the one guy in it is not bad, the musicians are all Berklee School of Music type players and the repertoire is fantastic, so how bad can it be? But the Lowrider Band, who I have seen three times, definitely have the magic, including the incomparable harmonica playing of Lee Oskar. It feels like a terrible injustice and those 4 guys would agree.

I was working on a piece about it for LAist about 10 years ago, had interviewed four of the members and was getting ready to put it together, when I ran into Lee Oskar at NAMM and he basically asked me to kill the piece and stop asking them questions. The drummer, Harold Brown, who had been very forthcoming & even had me to his house for dinner, stopped answering my emails. I have to believe they had another legal challenge at some point and they didn't want to be seen taking action to assert themselves. They may have even been suspicious of me. To this day they are booked under the name Lowrider Band & prohibited from using the name War. I ran into Harold at gigs a couple years later, and he was friendly, but we never did get it together to talk again & i just let it go.
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Postby GoogaMooga » 28 Jul 2020, 07:25

bobzilla77 wrote:War is perhaps the most shameless & bothersome example of this. One member leases the name from the manager, who officially owns it.

The other 4 living members have to perform as the Lowrider Band and are prohibited from ever saying the name "War" in their marketing.

I have seen both. The War with the one guy in it is not bad, the musicians are all Berklee School of Music type players and the repertoire is fantastic, so how bad can it be? But the Lowrider Band, who I have seen three times, definitely have the magic, including the incomparable harmonica playing of Lee Oskar. It feels like a terrible injustice and those 4 guys would agree.

I was working on a piece about it for LAist about 10 years ago, had interviewed four of the members and was getting ready to put it together, when I ran into Lee Oskar at NAMM and he basically asked me to kill the piece and stop asking them questions. The drummer, Harold Brown, who had been very forthcoming & even had me to his house for dinner, stopped answering my emails. I have to believe they had another legal challenge at some point and they didn't want to be seen taking action to assert themselves. They may have even been suspicious of me. To this day they are booked under the name Lowrider Band & prohibited from using the name War. I ran into Harold at gigs a couple years later, and he was friendly, but we never did get it together to talk again & i just let it go.


Do you remember how long this has been going on for? Zilth Pilchards and I met a couple of members of WAR in the dining area of a London hotel. That was in 95/96, so now I m not sure we even talked to the real guys!
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Postby Geezee » 29 Jul 2020, 11:51

bobzilla77 wrote:War is perhaps the most shameless & bothersome example of this. One member leases the name from the manager, who officially owns it.

The other 4 living members have to perform as the Lowrider Band and are prohibited from ever saying the name "War" in their marketing.

I have seen both. The War with the one guy in it is not bad, the musicians are all Berklee School of Music type players and the repertoire is fantastic, so how bad can it be? But the Lowrider Band, who I have seen three times, definitely have the magic, including the incomparable harmonica playing of Lee Oskar. It feels like a terrible injustice and those 4 guys would agree.

I was working on a piece about it for LAist about 10 years ago, had interviewed four of the members and was getting ready to put it together, when I ran into Lee Oskar at NAMM and he basically asked me to kill the piece and stop asking them questions. The drummer, Harold Brown, who had been very forthcoming & even had me to his house for dinner, stopped answering my emails. I have to believe they had another legal challenge at some point and they didn't want to be seen taking action to assert themselves. They may have even been suspicious of me. To this day they are booked under the name Lowrider Band & prohibited from using the name War. I ran into Harold at gigs a couple years later, and he was friendly, but we never did get it together to talk again & i just let it go.


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Quite disingenuously, Graham Gouldman tours as 10cc
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ELO, but after all Lynne has been the only member of real consequence since their sophomore release, right?
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The Slider wrote:Quite disingenuously, Graham Gouldman tours as 10cc


Does he just play 10cc songs, or does he do his other stuff like Bus stop or For your love as well?

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Postby Charlie O. » 29 Jul 2020, 23:16

Positive Passion wrote:
The Slider wrote:Quite disingenuously, Graham Gouldman tours as 10cc


Does he just play 10cc songs, or does he do his other stuff like Bus stop or For your love as well?

I was gonna say, he was better BEFORE 10cc!
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Postby bobzilla77 » 30 Jul 2020, 02:31

GoogaMooga wrote:
bobzilla77 wrote:War is perhaps the most shameless & bothersome example of this. One member leases the name from the manager, who officially owns it.

The other 4 living members have to perform as the Lowrider Band and are prohibited from ever saying the name "War" in their marketing.

I have seen both. The War with the one guy in it is not bad, the musicians are all Berklee School of Music type players and the repertoire is fantastic, so how bad can it be? But the Lowrider Band, who I have seen three times, definitely have the magic, including the incomparable harmonica playing of Lee Oskar. It feels like a terrible injustice and those 4 guys would agree.

I was working on a piece about it for LAist about 10 years ago, had interviewed four of the members and was getting ready to put it together, when I ran into Lee Oskar at NAMM and he basically asked me to kill the piece and stop asking them questions. The drummer, Harold Brown, who had been very forthcoming & even had me to his house for dinner, stopped answering my emails. I have to believe they had another legal challenge at some point and they didn't want to be seen taking action to assert themselves. They may have even been suspicious of me. To this day they are booked under the name Lowrider Band & prohibited from using the name War. I ran into Harold at gigs a couple years later, and he was friendly, but we never did get it together to talk again & i just let it go.


Do you remember how long this has been going on for? Zilth Pilchards and I met a couple of members of WAR in the dining area of a London hotel. That was in 95/96, so now I m not sure we even talked to the real guys!


That was around the time of the reunion album which did feature most of the original members.
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Re: Bands that are down to one founding member left

Postby Sam Stone » 30 Jul 2020, 10:04

The Waterboys - to all intents and purposes Mike Scott has been a one-man band since about their second album.

Recall reading somewhere that the band has had more members than The Fall although that sounds a little hard to believe

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Positive Passion wrote:
The Slider wrote:Quite disingenuously, Graham Gouldman tours as 10cc


Does he just play 10cc songs, or does he do his other stuff like Bus stop or For your love as well?


No idea.
You don't imagine I'd actually go and see him do you?


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Re: Bands that are down to one founding member left

Postby bobzilla77 » 31 Jul 2020, 03:31

For how long did Freddie keep any of the original Dreamers around, I wonder.
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Postby bobzilla77 » 31 Jul 2020, 03:33

Charlie O. wrote:
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Charlie O. wrote:Ronnie was one of the plane crash victims.


I meant Johnny

Not a founding member.


What about Donnie?
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Re: Bands that are down to one founding member left

Postby bobzilla77 » 31 Jul 2020, 03:36

The Fall - only Mark E Smith in the final lineup.

They were great though, right up to the end.


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Re: Bands that are down to one founding member left

Postby Sam Stone » 31 Jul 2020, 13:32

Another band on the one founding member left list, Dexy's seem have decided on a new look...


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