1 DCBirdMan 2 weeks ago Ok we all know 'one hit wonders' ...maybe more of the analog / singles era thing. It was a person or group who had a song that was a huge hit and then was never heard from again. In a similar way does anyone have any One Album Wonders-- which I define as someone/ some band that put out a great first album that they never again equaled... no matter how many more came. For me this is first album only, not someone who started out shaky and got better. Just that they had something undefined, unknown that they hit on without really knowing.. (?) So you go for their later records, or got them as they came out and just find some do not live up to expectations you had. For me, for this is 70s, 80s, 90s. After that album format became less important and I lost touch with lots of stuff, anyway. Some of this old music may not be your thing... but still for me these are: 1970s/ 1970 Dave Mason: Alone Together. He was big in the 1st half of the 70s and was doing better than Traffic, his old band who called it quits ( for quite a while) in 1974. Just the songs, guitar work, sidemen... his later LPs were also quite good but none to me got back to what he did at the very start. Also I can't think of another person who re-did his earlier songs so much -- new studio takes, (not live versions). I can think of four songs.Also this does not count the just a moment-earlier record with Cass Elliott because that was a shared project. Also Alone Together had that crazed multicolored disk that one reviewer said look like an LP someone puked on. Anyway, best known from this LP -- you may know it! 1980/s / 1982: Marshall Crenshaw, self titled.I just never signed on to this later stuff like one. It just had something I liked over the later ones. He just faded into semi-obscurity, more remembered for his Buddy Holly retro- association. Great guitar player.. and wish I could sing like that guy. Cool songs and cool titles. Best known of course is Cynical Girl. 1990s/1994 Pete Droge / Necktie SecondPac NW guy, not that widely remembered, WXPN in Phila played him a lot tho. Claims to have CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome) now This song is known because it was in a movie.. bright capeoed electric guitar, good arrangement of 3 chords.This is the most upbeat song it has... most are introspective and even mopey. "So I Am Over You"...was sort of the ultimate breakup song. Great recording for long drives. His later stuff just did not get me like this one. HEY ALSO -- got another BirdMan book review coming later.