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|Split Albums I'd Like To See|
A wishlist of potential split albums/EPs that I think would work really well...
|1|| ||Alkaline Trio|
w/ The Draft
The Alkaline Trio/Hot Water Music Split was an amazing EP, one of my favourites in fact. Alk3 have matured in their style since then, and The Draft are in essence a further maturation of HWM's old style, so it'd be interesting to see how a Split with these two bands would work out. I'd like to see Alk3 tackle "Alive or Dead" and "Wired," and hear The Draft's take on "Dethbed" and "If You Had a Bad Time," and obviously a coupla new recordings from each.
Yeah, I know they've done a split live album, but I'm talking about studio recordings here. Maybe the prospect of only having to record half as much material for each band would mean we'd actually hear new material from these two bands before 2020!!! Also, it'd be nice to see a collaboration with both Milo and Chad trading vocals on a song...
|3|| ||Strung Out|
This idea has been thrown about on the Strung Out forums quite a bit, as a sort of memorial to Jim Cherry (the original bassist in both bands, who died a few years back). Both bands could cover some of the other's songs, particularly those written by Jim, and a few songs by Zero Down (Jim's other band, formed shortly before he passed away). Maybe some guest appearances from the other members of Zero Down too...
|4|| ||The Lawrence Arms|
w/ The Loved Ones & Smoke or Fire
A three-way split between IMO three of the best bands on Fat Wreck Chords. Each band covers a song by each of the other two bands, and contributes two originals. 12 tracks of pop-punk goodness. Someone from Fat Wreck better be reading this...
w/ Orphaned Land
Probably two of the best prog-metal bands around, both with very distinctive styles, I think an album of collaborative pieces between the two bands would be pretty amazing, and incredibly atmospheric...
|6|| ||The Fall of Troy|
w/ Protest the Hero
Both bands deal in ridiculously technical guitarwork and schizophrenic vocals, but with decidedly different styles, and I for one would like to see them try and cover each other's songs. TFOT playing "Blindfolds Aside" and "Divinity Within" would be interesting, as would PTH covering "F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X." and "I Just Got This Symphony Goin'," especially if each band put their own spin on the other's songs...
w/ Open Hand
Purely because I think QOTSA have really lost it lately, and I'd like to see Open Hand beat them at their own game...
|8|| ||Rise Against|
w/ Strike Anywhere
When I was first introduced to these bands (by the same person), I was told they pretty much go hand in hand. Now, knowing their material a little better, I'd say there's a world of difference between the two, but nevertheless it got me thinking, and I'd really like to hear them covering each other's songs. RA covering "House Arrest," "Asleep," "To the World" and "Refusal" would be insane, and likewise, it'd be cool to hear SA covering "Like the Angel," "Join the Ranks," "Generation Lost" and "401 Kill." Chuck in a couple of originals from each band, and that'd be a real fucking solid melodic hardcore album...
|9|| ||Rocket from the Crypt|
w/ The Bronx
Although this would admittedly involve RFTC reforming (which as cool as that would be, is unlikely), a split of two bands who played punk rock with the energy and abandon that few other bands have managed would be amazing, especially if it involved RFTC covering "They Will Kill Us All (Without Mercy)" and "History's Stranglers" and The Bronx doing renditions of "I'm Not Invisible" and "Fat Lip."
|10|| ||The Wildhearts|
Two of the UK's best purveyors of pop-rock would make for a kick-ass split album. I'd love to see Ginger and the lads covering "Screamager" and "Nowhere," and Therapy? covering "I Wanna Go Where the People Go" and "Suckerpunch."
|6 would be pretty interesting, except that TFOT kinda suck :/|
Still, hearing PtH doing "FCPREMIX" and "Act One, Scene One" would be fucking awesome.
|Id like to see Elton John And lightning bolt do a split.|
|How about Madonna and Hella?|
Seriously though, I think 6 would be really cool. The Descendents/ALL split would be pretty lame though I think, same with the Strike Anywhere/RA split. Strung Out and Pulley might work if they did newer songs. Most Jim Cherry songs from both bands sound really similar. NOFX and Rancid would be killer.
I think the Lawrence Arms would sound too similar to the other two bands for it to work with any success. In fact, I don't think very many bands could be successful with that. Maybe like Operation Ivy and The Lawrence Arms. That would be really interesting.
|4 would be pretty sweet.|
|Er, 5. Not 4.|
|8 would be awesome because both bands are in pretty much the same genre but have totally different sounds, thrice and thursday would be cool cause its kinda the same concept|
|rise against and strike anywhere are completely different. i think rise agianst should get the privilage of playing with strike anywhere though instead of the other way around. what would be pretty cool though.|
|God damn it I'd buy #3!!! I think they are better bands SO could do one with, but the Jim link is obviously a reason why Pulley have been talked about. Wouldn't mind seeing Strung Out/Lagwagon or something like that! Millencolin/NOFX, now that could be interesting, more so from MC doing NOFX's stuff I guess.|