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What Is This? (Official Thread)

Discussion in '80's Music' started by CurtRHCP, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. CurtRHCP

    CurtRHCP Senior Member

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    Discography :

    (1984) Squeezed (EP) More informations here
    (1985) What Is This? More informations here
    (1985) 3 Out of 5 Live (EP) More informations here

    Years active : 1980-1986.

    I discovered this band because I'm a fan of the Chili Peppers. Hillel Slovak couldn't play on the first Chili's album because he already played for What is This?

    Original Members :

    - Alain Johannes: Lead vocals, guitar
    - Hillel Slovak: Guitar, backing vocals
    - Todd Strassman: Bass (replaced by Flea)
    - Jack Irons: Drums

    Other members :

    - Flea: Bass, Backing vocals (replaced Todd Strassman, replaced by Chris Hutchinson)
    - Chris Hutchinson: Bass, Backing vocals (replaced Flea)
    - Michael Bocretis : Keyboards

    If you wanna know more about What is This :
    Click Here

    I like all their songs, but if I have to chose... :

    (Natasha Shneider was the spouse of Alain Johannes, at this time, for this song, I guess it was only his girlfriend)

    The only official video : My Mind Have Still I (The sound quality is not good)

    When we talk about Chili Peppers and What is This?, there's also another band we cannot forget : Eleven.

    Eleven is a band formed by Alain Johannes and Natasha Shneider, with... Jack Irons!!! (The ex Chili Peppers drummer)
    More informations about "Eleven"
    There is 3 album to have!
    - (1991) Awake In A Dream
    - (1993) Eleven
    - (1995) Thunk

    "Awake In A Dream" and "Thunk" are my favorites album, "Eleven" is not bad, but I don't know why, I prefer the first and third album.

    Eleven - All Together (first track of "Awake In A Dream" (1991))
    Eleven - Rainbow's End (forth track of "Awake In A Dream" (1991), official video clip)
    Eleven - Crash Today (Second track of "Eleven" (1993), official video clip)
    Eleven - Reach Out (Second track of "Eleven" (1993), official video clip)
    Eleven - Nature Wants To Kill Me (first track of "Thunk" (1995))

    If you have more informations about "What Is This?" or "Eleven", you're welcome!
    I guess there's more video clips of "Eleven", but it's very hard to find them all!

    So, what do you think? Those 2 bands deserve to be known. :metal:
    (Maybe I'll do another topics with "Eleven", I don't search about them on this forum, I guess there's no official thread)

    METALPRIEST Senior Member

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    Cool thread...will give them a listen :grinthumb
  3. CurtRHCP

    CurtRHCP Senior Member

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    Thank you :D

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