Second Acts Posted by machinery Mar 102014 The Two Faces of Faces Small Faces to the Faces. Jefferson Airplane to Jefferson Starship. Who else? 20 Responses to “Second Acts” BigSteve says: 03/10/2014 at 2:44 pm After garcia died, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann toured as The Other Ones before rebranding themselves as The Dead. 0 High Five k. says: 03/10/2014 at 4:59 pm Yes operates more like a brand-name than a band. I wouldn’t even know all of the combinations that played as “Yes” but I always thought it was nuts that Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman & Howe had to record under that name because “Yes” was being used by a bunch of other guys. Probably Chris Squire is the link to the original Yes. 1 High Five cherguevarra says: 03/10/2014 at 5:04 pm Madness broke up, then quickly reformed as “The Madness” before going back to just being Madness. I think it was the keyboard player quit, I suspect he was the “musician’s musician” in that band. Then maybe he came back? I don’t really know the story. 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 03/10/2014 at 7:40 pm I’m sure my rock mind will eventually fully return from New Orleans, but this reminds me that while there the other night I imagined something called Marty Balin’s Airship. 0 High Five cliff sovinsanity says: 03/10/2014 at 8:14 pm Big Audio Dynamite => Big Audio Dynamite II => Big Audio => Big Audio Dynamite 0 High Five ladymisskirroyale says: 03/11/2014 at 12:14 am The Specials to Special AKA OR English Beat to General Public OR Stephen “Tin Tin” Duffy to The Lilac Time OR (duh) Joy Division to New Order OR Bauhaus to Love and Rockets (Lots of shape shifting in the 80’s!) 0 High Five ladymisskirroyale says: 03/11/2014 at 12:16 am Mr. Royale just chimed in: Bronski Beat to The Communards OR Jane’s Addiction to Porno for Pyros 0 High Five mockcarr says: 03/11/2014 at 8:47 am Man, they really missed out when they didn’t call themselves Maybe. 1 High Five mockcarr says: 03/11/2014 at 8:53 am Descendents to All? 0 High Five mockcarr says: 03/11/2014 at 8:56 am Young Rascals to Rascals to likely Rascal Scooters now. 1 High Five mockcarr says: 03/11/2014 at 8:59 am Dunno how closely we could associated Game Theory with the Loud Family beyond Scott Miller. I guess that would be kind of like Jimi Hendrix Experience with Band Of Gypsies. 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 03/11/2014 at 9:20 am The BAD progression reminds me of a similar one in the solo artist division: Dionne Warwick => Dionne Warwicke => Dionne Warwick If memory serves, the story goes that a psychic told her she should add an “e” to her surname, which she did for a couple of years and album releases. I don’t know whether another psychic told her to drop the silent letter. 0 High Five ladymisskirroyale says: 03/11/2014 at 9:51 am Ah, yes, that reminds me of another! Johnny Cougar to John Cougar to John Cougar Mellencamp to John Mellencamp. Four iterations?! That is a whole lot or very little ego. Or something. 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 03/11/2014 at 4:30 pm Talk about “sloppy seconds,” I just saw news of a “Stooges” album not involving Iggy Pop: http://www.avclub.com/article/stooges-will-finally-release-album-without-distrac-202060 0 High Five cliff sovinsanity says: 03/11/2014 at 5:03 pm The Flying Burrito Brothers =>The Burrito Brothers=>The Flying Burrito Brothers=>Burrito Deluxe 0 High Five saturnismine says: 03/12/2014 at 12:14 pm Brothers Gibb => Bee Gees 0 High Five misterioso says: 03/12/2014 at 4:18 pm Yes, that does mark some sort of high-water mark for…something! 0 High Five funoka says: 03/12/2014 at 6:03 pm Minneapolis local heroes: Flamingo to Flamin’ Oh’s 0 High Five saturnismine says: 03/12/2014 at 10:43 pm High Numbers => The Who (with very little personnel change). But then there’s the inversion of the sort of thing this thread is looking for: Yardbirds => New Yardbirds => Led Zeppelin. Instead of basically the same group of guys changing their name (Small Faces to Faces, or Brothers Gibb to Bee Gees), the guys who would eventually become Led Zeppelin tried for a little while to keep the name “Yardbirds” by sticking the word “new” in front of it, even though none of them were original members of the band. 0 High Five cliff sovinsanity says: 03/22/2014 at 7:51 pm The Rezillos => The Revillos 0 High Five Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.