Top 10 Musicians Who Wrote and Recorded an Album AloneMetal_Treasure Musicians who solely wrote the music and lyrics, played all the instruments and sang.
The Top Ten
Albums (at least 6 albums):
Bathory - Destroyer of Worlds, Nordland I, Nordland II
Quorthon - Album, When Our Day Is Through, Purity of Essence - Metal_Treasure
Album: McCartney (1970).
All songs written by him. He provided vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, drums, piano, organ, percussion, mellotron, xylophone.
Linda McCartney - backing vocals - Metal_Treasure
Album: Foo Fighters' self-titled debut album, 1995.
Dave Grohl provided vocals, guitars, bass guitar, drums, production.
Greg Dulli - played guitar on "X-Static"
Krist Novoselic - played bass on "Big Me" - Metal_Treasure
Album: Centerfield (1985)
Fogerty played all the instruments. All songs were written by him, except for the last track, #9 (probably). - Metal_Treasure
Yes, but there were some problems with this song, some controversy, and at least 2 lawsuits. The songs was altered and re-titled a few months after the release, etc. Too complicated to say who was wrong and who was right. - Metal_Treasure
Fogerty was sued by his former [crooked] CCR manager for "Sounding too much like himself".
This guy was a badass at doing stuff on his own
DIRTY MIND IS AWESOME. YES BOI.
That picture’s hilarious - NightmareCinema
Album: Dirty Mind (1980)
Prince wrote everything and provided all vocals and instruments.
Lisa Coleman - backing vocals on "Head"
Doctor Fink - synthesizer on "Dirty Mind" and "Head" - Metal_Treasure
Album: Something/Anything? (1972)
Todd Rundgren performs all instruments and vocals, except for some tracks on side four. - Metal_Treasure
Album: Onset of Putrefaction (1999).
He wrote the music and lyrics for the Necrophagist debut album and recorded it alone. - Metal_Treasure
He did all of the instruments and vocals on all of his albums. - christangrant
One man beast of Burzum - gravy
Album: Theocracy's self-titled debut album (2003).
He wrote the music and lyrics, and provided vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, drum programming - Metal_Treasure
Devin did all the instruments on the albums: Devlab, and Ziltoid the Omniscient. - christangrant
Album: Arc of a Diver (1980) - Metal_Treasure
Album: Olias of Sunhillow. 1976. Jon, the lead vocalist of Yes, did this to create a "pure solo album." - Crwth
Illinois - JoLeKosovo
All 3 Tame Impala albums. - JoLeKosovo
Played 15 intruments, but had a few guest during some parts, like an extra guitarist on side 2. So I don't know if it counts. - JoLeKosovo
I think he did almost all of his albums completely by himself. At least his three first albums that's for sure. - JoLeKosovo
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