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Mix: Supergroups

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Supergroups is a term that was coined in the 1960s and is still used today to describe musical groups featuring artists who are already famous from performing solo or in other projects. Though these groups aren’t known to have lasting power, the creative mergence of musicians is exciting. In recognition of March 5, Multiple Personality Day, this week’s mix is a collection of our favorite tracks by groups that include multiple band personalities.

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Listen to some of The Spec editors’ top supergroups and their work, below…

ALEXIS’ PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Dsh9M6qnhE?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a> Artist: Fleetwood Mac | Song: Dreams
Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks (Buckingham Nicks) joined Christine and John McVie and Mick Fleetwood (already playing under the name Fleetwood Mac)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKiUCx4FlwE?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a> Artist: Mister Heavenly | Song: Pineapple Girl
Honus Honus (Man Man), Nicholas Thorburn (Islands and The Unicorns), and Joe Plummer (Modest Mouse and The Shins)

 Artist: Divine Fits | Song:
Britt Daniel (Spoon), Dan Boeckner (Handsome Furs and Wolf Parade), and Sam Brown (New Bomb Turks)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWBG1j_flrg?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a> Artist: Broken Bells | Song: The High Road
Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) and James Mercer (The Shins)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf_dQk9iaSY?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a> Artist: The Travelling Wilburys| Song: End of the Line
George Harrison (The Beatles), Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne (Electric Light Orchestra) and Roy Orbison.


DEE’S PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnpQU4ZYwbo?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a> Artist: Diamond Rugs | Song: Gimme a Beer
John McCauley (Deer Tick), Robbie Crowell (Deer Tick), Ian Saint Pé (Black Lips), Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Hardy Morris (Dead Confederate), and Bryan Dufresne (Six Finger Satellite)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX1tA0Jkgbw?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a> Artist: The Almighty Defenders | Song: Bow Down and Die
Members of the Black Lips and the King Khan & BBQ Show

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kGI8mZVPQo?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a> Artist: Haunted Hearts | Song: House of Lords
Dee Dee Penny (Dum Dum Girls) and Brandon Welchez (Crocodiles)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BnFowzj9ck?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a> Artist: Monsters of Folk | Song: Dear God
Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes) and M.Ward (She & Him)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkae0-TgrRU?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a> Artist: Cream | Song: White Room
Eric Clapton (The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers), Jack Bruce (Graham Bond Organisation, Manfred Mann), Ginger Baker (Graham Bond Organisation)

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