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Published on November 28th, 2015 | by Former Contributor


Husband-and-Wife Teams in Alternative Rock

[Another list from frequent contributor Adam Morrison. – AC]

Here are eight examples of partners in romance (the kind with contracts) that have also worked as musical partners. Please list any more you can think of in the comments.

1-2. Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club)

3. Win Butler and Régine Chassagne (Arcade Fire)

4. Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth)

5. Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland (Whitehorse)

6. Drew and Danielle McTaggart (Dear Rouge)

7. Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas (The Besnard Lakes)

8. Jack and Meg White (The White Stripes)

Who are we missing?

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10 Responses to Husband-and-Wife Teams in Alternative Rock

  1. Joe Informatico says:

    Good list! I can only think of two more:

    Stephen Morris & Gillian Gilbert, New Order
    Trent Reznor & Mariqueen Maandig, How to Destroy Angels

  2. rob says:

    Aroara. Andrew Whiteman and Ariel Engle.

  3. Wayne Hajas says:

    Timbuk3: Pat and Barbara MacDonald. I am showing my age, that’s going back to 1986

  4. Leon says:

    Dimitri and Melanie Coats – Burning Brides

  5. Michael says:

    John Spencer Blues Explosion, Boss Hog?

    I am not sure.

  6. anon says:

    Finny & Katie McConnell, The Mahones

  7. anon says:

    what about wife and wife teams?? katie and vee from VAG HALEN.

  8. Chris Moorehead says:

    You’re forgetting the greatest husband-and-wife team ever (or at least in punk)…John Doe & Exene Cervenka of X.

  9. Chris Moorehead says:

    Also Mike Watt & Kira Roessler of Dos. Not only were they spouses, they were both bassists.

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