Bands started by music critics

DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
edited March 2014 in Strut Central
Off the top, I know Rocket From the Tombs/Pere Ubu and Blue Oyster Cult had rock critics as founders. Who else? And is there a correlation between the critic element and the fact that Rocket From the Tombs and Blue Oyster Cult are awesome, or is that just coincidence?

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  • JimsterJimster Twilight Zone/ Al Capone/ Rolling Stone/ Eva Perón 6,290 Posts
    Pet Shop Boys

  • JimsterJimster Twilight Zone/ Al Capone/ Rolling Stone/ Eva Perón 6,290 Posts
    Who are not awesome.

  • DocMcCoyDocMcCoy "Go and laugh in your own country!" 5,920 Posts
    J i m s t e r said:
    Who are not awesome.



    The Subterraneans (Nick Kent)
    Blast Furnace & the Heatwaves (Charles Shaar Murray)
    Gay Dad (Cliff Jones)
    Ui (Sasha Frere-Jones)
    BMOC (Jon Shecter)

  • FlomotionFlomotion 2,386 Posts
    Forget that .

  • skelskel You can't cheat karma 5,028 Posts
    Alternative TV - Mark Perry, somewhat tenuous as 'rock critic' but I suppose he at least reviewed rekkids

    And in fact PSB are awesomeness personified

  • skelskel You can't cheat karma 5,028 Posts
    And also - The Pretenders

  • jamesjames chicago 1,863 Posts
    Yo La Tengo, and Greg Tate's mostly-really-not-very-good Burnt Sugar.

  • JimsterJimster Twilight Zone/ Al Capone/ Rolling Stone/ Eva Perón 6,290 Posts
    Ui (Sasha Frere-Jones)

    Is it skinnywhiteboyswithguitars music? I owe it to myself not to look.

  • HorseleechHorseleech 3,830 Posts
    Patti Smith Group (Lenny Kaye)

  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    I was thinking this is really a rock/pop thing until I remembered Wax Poetics guest blogger and rappeur Hemol.

  • DocMcCoyDocMcCoy "Go and laugh in your own country!" 5,920 Posts
    J i m s t e r said:
    Ui (Sasha Frere-Jones)

    Is it skinnywhiteboyswithguitars music? I owe it to myself not to look.

    I believe it's what the youngsters are calling "post-rock".


  • Lester Bangs put out two solid LPs, one with the Delinquents and one as Birdland.
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