With The Avalanches releasing new material today (track ‘Frankie Sinatra’) a new album is imminent (Wildflower July 8), but it’s worth noting, it’s taken 16 years.
Repeat: 16 long years.
To put that in perspective, in the year 2000 Vladimir Putin was elected president of Russia, American Beauty won the Oscar for best picture, and the PlayStation 2 was just released. My god…
The massive gap between albums mostly brought about a negative response, with anticipation turning into frustration, yet the Melbournians aren’t the only group guilty of keeping their followers in the dark. Here are 10 bands that almost caused their fans to combust in fit of vexation. In order of wait time..
11 years between Portishead (1997) and Third (2008)
11 years between Urban Hymns (1997) and Forth (2008)
12 years between The Red Shoes (1993) and Aerial (2005)
14 years between Van Hallen III (1998) and A Different Kind of Truth (2012)
Guns N Roses
15 years between The Spaghetti Incident? (1993) and Chinese Democracy (2008)
My Bloody Valentine
22 years between Loveless (1991) and MBV (2013)
23 years between Door To Door (1987) and Move Like This (2011)
24 years between It’s Hard (1982) and Endless Wire (2006)
28 years between The Long Run (1979) and Long Road Out of Eden (2007)
34 years between Raw Power (1973) and The Weirdness (2007)
Watch the full Iggy and the Stooges show here.
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Iggy And The Stooges formed in Michigan in 1967 – killing off the hippie era and sparking the first wave of punk with wild, primal live shows and three albums: The Stooges, Fun House and Raw Power. They disbanded in 1974, but three decades later reformed, returning songs like I Wanna Be Your Dog, No