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Listening to 6music on catch-up tonight and they played a session by band called Monotony. They are actually another band (Sauna Youth) who just swapped instruments and formed the alter-ego band.  They record and gig in both incarnations.

Any favourite examples where a band formed an alter-ego band?

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Not sure if this is what you mean but...

Talking Heads/ Tom Tom Club

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12 minutes ago, TheGreek said:

Not sure if this is what you mean but...

Talking Heads/ Tom Tom Club

hhhhmmmm.... maybe more of a spin-off 🤔 ..... or side project????

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U2 have/had an alter ego band - The Daltons

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Green Day / The Network

Reuben sometimes played ‘secret’ shows as Los Skeletos but it was usually them playing new Reuben songs so I don’t know if it counts.

The Alarm once released a single under the name The Poppy Fields, and had a young band playing the song in the video, to prove a point to the music industry.

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Suicidal Tendencies and Infectious Grooves...

Then all the PFunk bands had mostly the same participants (Funkadelic, Parliament, Brides of Funkenstein, Bootsy's Rubber Band, P Funk Allstars)

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I'm the bass player with Stray. Our main man, Del Bromham, writes a lot of bluesier less rocky stuff, so we'll often go out as Del Bromham's Blues Devils. Sometimes we'll be our own support act!

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OK so he's not a band but Garth Brooks went under the pseudonym Chris Gaines to make a rock album so as not to alienate his country fans. Ha, it was considered relatively unsuccessful as it only went 2 x platinum in the US rather than the normal 8+ x platinum his country albums normally sell at.!

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Anyone remember the band Gaye Bikers on Acid? They had an amusingly named alter-ego , and sometimes (If I remember correctly) used to support themselves................

Lesbian Dopeheads on Mopeds

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DIY cassette supremos The Instant Automatons released a 19 track "compilation" album that was just them under 19 different names.

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The Beatles / Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.

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Dream Theater/Nightmare Cinema

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Really showing my age here...

Simon Dupree and the Big Sound / The Moles

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Anyone mentioned Metallica/The Four Horsemen? Although they swapped instruments only occasionally.

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Fleetwood Mac / Earl Vince and the Valiants

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Hot Tuna spun out of Jefferson Airplane.

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2 hours ago, Nail Soup said:

Anyone remember the band Gaye Bikers on Acid? They had an amusingly named alter-ego , and sometimes (If I remember correctly) used to support themselves................

Lesbian Dopeheads on Mopeds

I saw LDOM supporting GBOA. Fantastic!

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