Favorite Side Projects #10 - Tuatara

@teamfreak16 (36311)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
November 19, 2017 10:58pm CST
One music series done, one begins thusly. The theme for this countdown is my favorite side projects. We begin with #10: Tuatara. Tuatara is a supergroup project started in 1996 by R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, Screaming Trees drummer/percussionist Barrett Martin, Luna bassist Justin Harwood, and Critters Buggin' saxophonist Skerik. The band's original purpose was as a project looking for film work, before morphing into an actual band. By 2001, the group featured 11 members. Tuatara has, for a project, longevity, having released nine albums thus far. I've linked to a video of a live performance of my favorite Tuatara tune, "Saturday Night Church." Enjoy! (Info verified by Wikipedia)
@ Redmond, WA USA - April 16, 1998
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@FourWalls (9889)
• United States
20 Nov
These guys, the Hindu Love Gods, the Baseball Project....heck, you could almost do a countdown of "Favorite R.E.M. Side Project Bands"!!
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@teamfreak16 (36311)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Nov
That would be a cool series.
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• Preston, England
20 Nov
interesting idea for a theme - the only side project I can think of is Bowie's Tin Machine band
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@teamfreak16 (36311)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Nov
Ah yes, Tin Machine.
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@JudyEv (100439)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Nov
What do you mean by 'side project' please? A group made up of members of other more established bands?
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@teamfreak16 (36311)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Nov
Yes, you are right. Usually it's stuff they want to do that doesn't fit their main band.
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• China
20 Nov
What a beautiful song!
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@teamfreak16 (36311)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Nov
Thank you.
@LoriAMoore (9949)
• United States
20 Nov
Yeah, i didn't understand a single word there. LOL!
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@teamfreak16 (36311)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Nov
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@RasmaSandra (13379)
• Riga, Latvia
20 Nov
Never heard of them before. Thanks for sharing. I will check them out further.
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@teamfreak16 (36311)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Nov
Cool, I hope you like them.
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@JohnRoberts (40915)
• Los Angeles, California
20 Nov
I did not know this song or group.
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@teamfreak16 (36311)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Nov
Yep, they've been going all this time and still fly under the radar.
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@TRBRocks420 (62053)
• Banks, Oregon
20 Nov
Good one don't think I have heard it before.
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@teamfreak16 (36311)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Nov
Don't worry, you aren't alone.
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20 Nov
Nice one.
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@teamfreak16 (36311)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Nov
Thank you.
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@Bopsalay (157)
• Phuket, Thailand
20 Nov
Nice beat
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