The Bands We Loved In College

December 18, 2006

Superchunk 1995

(photo: photophonic)

  • “Broke up” when singer decided to go solo. He still puts out albums but they’re nowhere near as good.
  • Disbanded when the drummer died.
  • Only released one album, then got day jobs.
  • Remained awesome for three more albums, then did a farewell tour that did not come to your town.
  • Bus crash killed two members.
  • Maintained for years that they were working on a new album, but it never materialized.
  • Recorded an album for a major label, who then refused to release it. Broke up.
  • One guitarist quit and they kept going for a little while as a three-piece but it wasn’t the same.
  • Just disappeared.
  • Split up, then reformed with same members under a different moniker. Released one album, split up again.
  • Broke up when the singer and the guitarist each decided they wanted to front their own band. Both incarnations still exist and are just OK.

4 Responses to “The Bands We Loved In College”

  1. GG Says:

    – Persisted in releasing albums for years after they stopped being relevant or sounding good, so that everyone stopped caring about them and you are now sort of embarassed to admit that you used to love them in college.

  2. Tom Says:

    “Bus crash killed two members.”

    The Exploding Hearts, right?

  3. d Says:

    pavement & my bloody valentine somewhere in there?


  4. I don’t even know the stories of The Exploding Hearts and My Bloody Valentine, so I guess that says something right there.


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