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Offline wons

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Re: Bands or Groups that started before U2 that are still "ACTIVE"?
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2018, 11:20:22 AM »
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Cheap Trick.  Debut album "Cheap Trick" released in 1977.  Latest albums are: "We're All Alright" and "Christmas Christmas" released in 2017.  Still actively touring.

Wire. Debut album "Pink Flag" released in 1977.  Latest album: "Silver/Lead" released in 2017.  Still actively touring according to their website.

Thanks for Wire, Cheap Trick is already on the list.

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Re: Bands or Groups that started before U2 that are still "ACTIVE"?
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2018, 05:16:22 PM »
ZZ Top. 

Funny the list is so short when you’d think musicianship ought to defy age.

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Re: Bands or Groups that started before U2 that are still "ACTIVE"?
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2018, 05:58:44 PM »
Deep purple, scorpions, queen, Fleetwood Mac, UFO

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Re: Bands or Groups that started before U2 that are still "ACTIVE"?
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2018, 06:52:01 PM »
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Deep purple, scorpions, queen, Fleetwood Mac, UFO

Fleetwood Mac and Queen don't fit the criteria for the list. Thanks for the other bands though.

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Re: Bands or Groups that started before U2 that are still "ACTIVE"?
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2018, 06:54:50 PM »
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ZZ Top. 

Funny the list is so short when you’d think musicianship ought to defy age.

This list is far from being finished. Also remember that I have some strict criteria for making it on this list. Also, most groups or bands likely break up for other reasons rather than age.

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Re: Bands or Groups that started before U2 that are still "ACTIVE"?
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2018, 12:23:14 AM »
Agreed.  Lots of bands break up due to drugs, lack of true talent, or creative differences in their 20s. But other than Robert Smith, Axl fronting AC/DC, and 1/2 of Aerosmith, hardly any other band on this list could sell out the largest venue in Des Moines.  No offense to Jeff Lynne or Debbie Harry who are gods and goddesses.  Or Iowa, in general; nice place— I have relatives there.

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Re: Bands or Groups that started before U2 that are still "ACTIVE"?
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2018, 03:45:40 AM »
Maybe Cold Chisel?

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Re: Bands or Groups that started before U2 that are still "ACTIVE"?
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2018, 08:53:47 AM »
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Maybe Cold Chisel?

Wow, good one. I don't think anyone outside of New Zealand and Australia has heard of them. But they fit the criteria and are still going.

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Re: Bands or Groups that started before U2 that are still "ACTIVE"?
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2018, 10:13:58 AM »
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Maybe Cold Chisel?

Wow, good one. I don't think anyone outside of New Zealand and Australia has heard of them. But they fit the criteria and are still going.

Surprised no one has mentioned MIDNIGHT OIL who recently were on tour.

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« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2018, 07:31:28 PM »
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Maybe Cold Chisel?

Wow, good one. I don't think anyone outside of New Zealand and Australia has heard of them. But they fit the criteria and are still going.

Surprised no one has mentioned MIDNIGHT OIL who recently were on tour.

I did think Midnight Oil but I think they have only released one new album in the time frame. 

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« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2018, 03:46:46 PM »
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Maybe Cold Chisel?

Wow, good one. I don't think anyone outside of New Zealand and Australia has heard of them. But they fit the criteria and are still going.

Surprised no one has mentioned MIDNIGHT OIL who recently were on tour.

I did think Midnight Oil but I think they have only released one new album in the time frame.

Yep, its been nearly 17 years since Midnight Oil put out an album.

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Re: Bands or Groups that started before U2 that are still "ACTIVE"?
« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2018, 03:49:33 PM »
After The Fire (as in a version of Der Kommissar) are still going and released AT2F in2006.

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Re: Bands or Groups that started before U2 that are still "ACTIVE"?
« Reply #27 on: December 09, 2018, 10:37:32 PM »
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After The Fire (as in a version of Der Kommissar) are still going and released AT2F in2006.

That's just one album of all new material since January 2000. You need at least two to meet the criteria.