Ah- A week till the release of the new white stripes albulm.Thinking it might be the perfect time to drop a couple of my ideas about 2-piece bands. I am going to talk about 5 or 10 bands that were 2-piece BEFORE the white stripes.
1-MECCA NORMAL-formed in early 80s two piece with just guitar and vocal,awsome promise you never heard nothin like this.
2-Buddy Guy and JR Wells-generally dont consider a blues duo a 2-piece in the same way as the white stripes but these two toured and actually played together as this two piece.
3-FLAT DUO JETS-Dexter Romweber and drummer. Coming from a rock and roll/rockabilly/country place. Continued on as Dexter Romweber Band for a few years,
4-HEAVENS TO BETSY-Corin Tucker. Better known as Sleater-Kinney singers earlier band. Brutal girl two-piece, really excellent stuff.Demo has gotten out there lately-also video taken by the Experience Music Project gallery in seatle has gotten out online with video of them,bikini kill and the like.
5-Godhead Silo-the male version counterpart of heavenstobetsy lounder, noisier,more testoserone. Just bass and drums, but dont dare think hip-hop or dancey.
6-HARRY PATT BAND-guitar and drums rocking southern influenced duo. Good luck finding this. Halfway inbetween the stripes and flat duo jets.
POSTWHITESTRIPES- havent heard anything interesting. Drop me a line if you have any recommentdations. Lot of A&R guys signing the next nirvana syndrome.