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(Cracked)   So wow, at one point Lady Gaga was a normal looking musician with an Italian name? Sugar Ray was a metal band? It is among the six Mind-Blowing Early Music Careers of Famous Musicians   (cracked.com) divider line 27
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15161 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 09 Jul 2012 at 2:41 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-07-09 04:04:55 PM
5 votes:
Metallica started off as a metal band.

No, really!
2012-07-09 04:01:14 PM
3 votes:
Who would have guessed that Snakes n' Barrels would only be the beginning of his career?

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2012-07-09 02:49:50 PM
3 votes:
That was very annoying with Sugar Ray albums. One half would be annoying screamy crappy music and the other half would be annoying whiny crappy music.
x23
2012-07-09 06:57:46 PM
2 votes:
not many people know this... but popular alt-rocker Chris Gaines used to go by the name "Garth Brooks" and sing country music of all things!
2012-07-09 04:59:47 PM
2 votes:
I'd mention Kid Rock's early rap efforts, but you did say "musicians" so... carry on.
2012-07-09 04:37:12 PM
2 votes:
www.polyvore.com
2012-07-09 11:14:39 PM
1 votes:
Dead Monkeys are to split up again, according to their manager, Lefty Goldblatt. They've been in the business now ten years, nine as other groups. Originally the Dead Salmon, they became for a while, Trout. Then Fried Trout, then Poached Trout In A White Wine Sauce, and finally, Herring. Splitting up for nearly a month, they re-formed as Red Herring, which became Dead Herring for a while, and then Dead Loss, which reflected the current state of the group. Splitting up again to get their heads together, they reformed a fortnight later as Heads Together, a tight little name which lasted them through a difficult period when their drummer was suspected of suffering from death. It turned out to be only a rumor and they became Dead Together, then Dead Gear, which lead to Dead Donkeys, Lead Donkeys, and the inevitable split up. After nearly ten days, they reformed again as Sole Marnier, then Dead Sole, Rock Cod, Turbot, Haddock, White Baith, the Places, Fish, Bream, Mackerel, Salmon, Poached Salmon, Poached Salmon In A White Wine Sauce, Salmon Marnier, and Helen Shapiro. This last name, their favorite, had to be dropped following an injunction and they split up again. When they reformed after a recordbreaking two days, they ditched the fishy references and became Dead Monkeys, a name which they stuck with for the rest of their careers. Now, a fortnight later, they've finally split up.
2012-07-09 10:12:06 PM
1 votes:

InmanRoshi: thecpt: kindms: [img256.imageshack.us image 480x360]

Gaga on phish tour in the 90's

Yeah, Definitely hittable. too bad she has to make herself into a freakshow to get the attention to sell records. She's talented but face it, she wouldn't be the ultrastar she is if she looked normal. what a shame

Boring people have been saying this shiat about successful artists for decades.


The problem is that its true, I cant stand most of her music but heard some youtube clip of her live and was amazed she had such a good voice, still hate her music but her freak show is what gives her the attention.
2012-07-09 08:17:27 PM
1 votes:
List fails without mentioning that the Beatles started as a dubstep group. (They were ahead of their time.)
2012-07-09 06:51:50 PM
1 votes:
influx: The article makes me wonder if kids today even know that Dave Grohl used to play bass for Soundgarden before starting Foo Fighters.

No, but:

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2012-07-09 06:40:13 PM
1 votes:

El Freak: Chumbawamba was an anarchist punk band, similar to Crass, when they started. Yep, blew my mind too.


Knew that one. But then this is the first song I ever heard by them:

Give the Anarchist a Cigarette


influx: The article makes me wonder if kids today even know that Dave Grohl used to play bass for Soundgarden before starting Foo Fighters.


Most people don't realize Paul McCartney was in another band before Wings.
2012-07-09 06:39:44 PM
1 votes:
Tiny Tim, ca. late '50s.

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Young jazz musician Frank Zappa, on the Steve Allen show:

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2012-07-09 06:21:49 PM
1 votes:
The album "We Gang Banged Your Mom...Again" by Fondle Corpse started out as a Contemporary Christian Country album.
2012-07-09 05:39:56 PM
1 votes:
One member of Godsmack was in Lillian Axe while another was in Ugly Kid Joe and Wrathchild America.

My personal favorite would be Tim Skold, formerly of KMFDM and Marilyn Manson. He was in some hair band called Kingpin.
www.metalsludge.tv

/Can't forget Brian Baker going from Minor Threat to Samhain to hair metal act Junkyard and finally to Bad Religion.
2012-07-09 04:25:06 PM
1 votes:

Debby7813: Came her for Fleetwood Mac, leaving somewhat satisfied. They went through at least 3 or 4 iterations by the time Stevie & Lindsay came along. But as long as (Mick) Fleetwood and (John) Mac(Vie) are there, it will be Fleetwood Mac.


They also had a psychadelic phase didn't they?

They did write "Black Magic Woman" which became a hit for Santana.
2012-07-09 04:21:19 PM
1 votes:
Everyone seems to forget that Pink Floyd started as a banjo trio, a washtub bass and a washboard. Trying to learn the electric guitar drove Syd Barrett nuts.
2012-07-09 03:45:44 PM
1 votes:
also:
userserve-ak.last.fm
2012-07-09 03:42:13 PM
1 votes:
Pre- Tool
www.metalsludge.tv
2012-07-09 03:39:56 PM
1 votes:
The article makes me wonder if kids today even know that Dave Grohl used to play bass for Soundgarden before starting Foo Fighters.
2012-07-09 03:39:06 PM
1 votes:

Mad_Radhu: It's also a little know fact that Lady Gaga in her early days had a fan base that included unfortunate black dudes who got their head caught in a golf ball dimpler.

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DAMN YOU STRAIGHT TO HELL
2012-07-09 03:36:51 PM
1 votes:
It's also a little know fact that Lady Gaga in her early days had a fan base that included unfortunate black dudes who got their head caught in a golf ball dimpler.

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2012-07-09 03:16:49 PM
1 votes:
Iron Maiden started out by reading stories to sick kids in the hospital and Black Sabbath's first album, an EP released before "Black Sabbath", was a showtunes cover album.

/then again I may be full of shiat.
//alright, there is no may about it.
2012-07-09 03:02:08 PM
1 votes:

Mikey1969: You know, try as I might, I can't hate Gaga. I'm sometimes annoyed by her over-the-topness, but she acually seems like a rather cool person, and her songs really say that same thing that her outfits do, and that's that looks shouldn't be what's important.

I'm never going to go out and buy an album or pirate on online, but she is hard to hate.


I never understood people who biatch that someone treats show business like ... well ... show business. Wearing crazy and provocative costumes to draw attention is hardly some unique angle that she's exploiting, and she's doing it with tongue firmly in cheek.

There's plenty enough in the synth music to hate her for.
2012-07-09 03:00:09 PM
1 votes:

jayhawk88: ZAZ: The 1970s saw two good, new, progressive rock bands, Journey and Toto, who are now remembered as 1980s pop rock ballad generators.

Now get off my lawn while I cry into the nicely manicured grass over what's become of music.

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Quick, someone help him, he's about to fall into a Floyd Hole!


You think Sugar Ray is bad? Try prison. That's like being grounded for life. And instead of chores... butt sex
2012-07-09 02:57:14 PM
1 votes:
You know, try as I might, I can't hate Gaga. I'm sometimes annoyed by her over-the-topness, but she acually seems like a rather cool person, and her songs really say that same thing that her outfits do, and that's that looks shouldn't be what's important.

I'm never going to go out and buy an album or pirate on online, but she is hard to hate.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-07-09 02:50:55 PM
1 votes:
The 1970s saw two good, new, progressive rock bands, Journey and Toto, who are now remembered as 1980s pop rock ballad generators.

Now get off my lawn while I cry into the nicely manicured grass over what's become of music.
2012-07-09 02:48:26 PM
1 votes:

Gunny Highway: That was very annoying with Sugar Ray albums. One half would be great music and the other half would be annoying whiny crappy music.


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