The following entry originally appeared on the Amoeblog The vinyl LP was introduced by Columbia Records in 1948 but the 45 inch single remained the primary media for recorded music until 1966, when LPs overtook them, marking the dawn of the Album Era. For a variety of reasons, many bands of the Album Era only … Continue reading The Ultimate One Album Wonders Directory
The following entry originally appeared on the Amoeblog V.A.N. - Out in the Rain (1992) V.A.N. were a short-lived "melodic hard rock" band from Germany who released just one album in 1992, Out of the Rain. I have no idea what the acronym "V.A.N." stands for. It's not derived by the names of the band's … Continue reading One Album Wonders: V.A.N.
The following entry originally appeared on the Amoeblog This week’s One Album Wonder is Armageddon, a short-lived heavy rock band led by Keith Relf which proved to be the singer's last. In Armageddon, Relf was joined by Robert Caldwell (drums), Louis Cennamo (bass guitar), and Martin Pugh (guitar). ***** Relf was a noteworthy English singer, … Continue reading One Album Wonders: Armageddon
The following entry originally appeared on the Amoeblog SAD IRON - TOTAL DAMNATION (1983) This week’s One Album Wonder is Dutch heavy metal band, Sad Iron, who released their only album,Total Damnation, in 1983. ***** Sad Iron wasn't forged in the Netherworld, but rather the Netherlands -- the harbor town of Hoorn, to beprecise. The founder and … Continue reading One Album Wonders: Sad Iron
Zodiac were a studio group who released one album, Cosmic Sounds - Celestial Counterpoint with Words and Music, in May 1967. The members of Zodiac were respected session musicians Bud Shank,Carol Kaye, Cyrus Faryar, Emil Richards, Hal Blaine, and Paul Beaver. Each song is devoted to the signs of Chaldean astronomical zodiac. The music was written by Canadian synthesizer … Continue reading One Album Wonders: The Zodiac
The following entry originally appeared on the Amoeblog April 16th (APRIL 16TH APPRECIATION SOCIETY) English hard rock/heavy metal band April 16th formed in London in the summer of 1985. The members were Chris Harris (guitar), Dave Russell (vocals), Eric Puffet (bass), John Fisher (drums), and Lawrence Mills (lead guitar). They released just one album, Sleepwalking, … Continue reading One Album Wonders: April 16th
BIGSTORM -- LIVING IN EXILE (1989) Bigstorm were an Australian band comprised of Bjarne Ohlin (Guitar, Vocals), Don Miller-Robinson (Lead Guitar, Bass, Vocals), Huey Benjamin (Drums, Vocals), and Stewart D’Arrietta (Lead Vocals, Keyboards). They released on album, Living in Exile, on WEA in 1989. The members of Bigstorm came from varied backgrounds. Ohlin had appeared … Continue reading One Album Wonders: Bigstorm