4 Blues Rock Bands That Only Released One Album

Blues rock will never die, even if its biggest era has since passed. Countless artists made it big in the 1960s and 1970s with their unique spins on blues rock, and some of them are still making music today. However, a few short-lived groups in the blues rock genre only delivered a single album; and those albums were nothing short of incredible. Let’s take a look at four blues rock bands that only released one album!

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1. Coverdale-Page

Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page decided to start making music again around the early 1990s, and it didn’t look like a Zeppelin reunion was anywhere in sight. So instead, he decided to form Coverdale-Page: A short-lived, one-album-only partnership with Deep Purple’s David Coverdale. Their self-titled record was released in 1993 and it did incredibly well. It managed to reach no. 5 in the United States and United Kingdom, and sold over a million records. Despite the fact that the two artists have had nothing but good things to say about each other, Coverdale-Page ended after just one album.

2. Blind Faith

Some fans of Eric Clapton may not know that he was once part of the short-lived band Blind Faith. This is one of those blues rock bands that only released one album that really should have kept trucking forward. The band was a collaboration between Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker, and Ric Grech. Their self-titled debut album was released in 1969 and was a major chart-topper internationally. If the band stuck together, their sophomore could have been even more bluesy and psychedelic. Unfortunately, Clapton thought they sounded too much like Cream and decided to move on.

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3. Derek & The Dominos

After Blind Faith disbanded, Eric Clapton went on to join Bobby Whitlock, Jim Gordon, and Carl Radle in the band Derek & The Dominos. Their debut album Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs was released in 1970. It was an electrifying piece of work, but drug abuse and the death of major contributing guitarist Duane Allman made the group disintegrate.

4. Beck, Borgert & Appice

Jeff Beck, Tim Bogert, and Carmine Appice had other bands to focus on. However, they wanted to work together and made the time. We’re glad they did. Their only album was released in 1973 and has since become a bit of a cult classic in blues rock. Their live shows were stellar as well. But all good things seem to end early, and the band decided to call it quits while working on their never-released second album.

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