Thursday, June 14, 2007

The biggest super-group ever!!!

I know with biggest super-group ever, I probably should be talking about Blind Faith. I mean come on, Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker...that's pretty big. But since they lasted for less than a year and their only album featured 7 songs, their output was pretty limited.

My pick for the biggest supergroup ever would be The Travelling Wilburys. The Beatles' George Harrison, Bob Dylan, ELO's Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and Roy doesn't get much bigger than that!

Top 5 Travelling Wilbury Songs
1. Tweeter And The Monkey Man
2. Handle With Care
3. Wilbury Twist
4. End Of The Line
5. She's My Baby

The band originally got together to record a B-side for Harrison's single This Is Love. The song they recorded ended up being the Wilbury's first single Handle With Care. Once the record company got hold of it, a deal was struck for the band to record an album, entitled Volume One.

Two years later, after the death of Orbison, the band recorded a second album entitled Volume Three. Why it was entitled volume three is up to some speculation. Some say it is an inside joke. Some say there was a volume two that had never been released. Some say that since most of the Wilburys worked on Tom Petty's Fool Moon Fever, that it is considered Volume Two.

Here is the video for their first single Handle With Care.

I suppose the only bad thing you can say about the band is that considering all five of the singers are guitar players, there really isn't any spectacular guitarwork on either album. The problem is that most people don't even remember these albums as they have been out of print since the mid-90s. However, this is about to change as their is a Travelling Wilburys box set due out this month. Both albums, bonus tracks and DVDs of their videos will all be included.



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