My favourite band as I grew up were called Ten Years After. Between the death of Hendrix and the maturing of Clapton, Alvin Lee was probably the finest rock guitarist in the world. I have said before that Leo Lyons would always be the bass player in my supergroup.
Trouble is that Alvin Lee couldn't really sing. He was in tune and could scream a bit but didn't have the added extra that would make him a great vocalist. Other examples of this phenomenon, off the top of my head, would be Rory Gallagher (RIP), That Petrol Emotion and The Smiths.
The Smiths? He's going to have a go at the Smiths? Indeed he is. For although Johnny Marr is an axe-handler supreme there were very few tunes (say What Difference Does It Make; Hand in Glove) which Morrissey couldn't spoil by sounding like, well that.
This morning I popped Twisted Tenderness by Electronic on the CD player as I made my toast and danced around the kitchen to Like No Other enjoying Marr's guitar being complemented by a singer who could sing.
I also avoided the CD in the toaster, bread in the CD player problem so I must be getting less weary.
Which bands do you wish weren't spoiled by one member?