Bands who have released alarming number of best of compilations ?

BryanMatthews

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I was looking over the entire discography of one of my all time favorite bands , ZZ Top , and I was aghast when I saw just how many best of compilations this band have released .

Any other bands that have coined in by releasing lots and lots of best of compilations ?
 
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For some reason a lot of hair metal bands have released a ton of compilations. Take Motley Crue for example, they have 9 studio albums and 6 compilations. Most of those compilations must be identical. Poison is worse actually, 8 studio to 6 compilations.
 

monty

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Love 'em, but Alice In Chains had as many compilations as full length albums with Layne.
 

JPF

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Aerosmith, Jethro Tull, Santana and Tom Petty have beebread, er, thorough in that department.
 

RockManDan

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what happens is a band has a few good albums and then a rough patch and the lead singer quits or something. the label, wanting to make a few extra bones, decides to release a hits album spanning those few albums.

2 years later lo and behold the band gets back together and has a comeback and a hit single....this is followed by another album and a song featured in a movie....maybe a cover of an old classic. They begin to work on even more stuff then the bass player dies or goes into rehab....they release yet another comp cd including a few new tracks.

I would also add that the scorpions have a million comp cds. some are double...some are just their 80's output...some are all-ballads....some are all-rockers....
 

TwoTubMan

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Jefferson Airplane has about 3 dozen "Best Of" releases that I know of, Hawkwind has about 600.
 




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