The trouble with arriving at the tail end of a trend is that people expect you disappear when the trend fades, even though you've just started. Bush managed to outlast Grunge but it was a close call.
Tagged early on as Nirvana-wannabes, Bush formed in London in '92 with Gavin Rossdale (vocals/guitar) and Nigel Pulsford (guitar). Originally called Future Primitive, the duo was able to convince Transvision Vamp bass player Dave Pearson to join. After a show Robin Goodridge told Rossdale the band's drummer sucked and he could do a better job. Rossdale took him at his word. Goodridge was in and the line-up was complete.
Just before '94 ended, Bush debuted with "Everything Zen" and found themselves the opening act at NY's CBGB. But by the next summer they were headliners.
"Sixteen Stone" contained "Everything Zen" and enough great music ("Comedown" and "Machinehead") to separate itself from the pack. Rossdale wrote all the songs.
"Razorblade Suitcase" appeared next and had their best song, the sonically dense "Swallowed," as well as "Mouth."
In '97 "Deconstructed" arrived. This album featured bass & drum and electronic re-mixes of Bush songs. Trying to broaden their market? "The Science Of Things" came out in '99. In between those albums, Bush picked up the American Music Awards honor for Favorite Alternative Artist.
During Bush's nine years of inactivity (since "Golden State" released in '01), Rossdale, recorded a solo album and one with his band Institute.
In '10 he felt the time was right for a Bush reunion. "I felt the other stuff was cool, but it was more default than by design," he told Billboard. "That whole time I was thinking, 'Man, why is it not Bush? This is so crazy. To be in Bush, the band you're basically born to be in, it's like a suit of armor. It's very exciting."
Pulsford and Parsons decided not to rejoin so they were replaced by and Chris Traynor and Corey Britz, respectively. "Everything Always Now," was the original title of the group's first new collection in nearly ten years. But that was changed to "The Sea Of Memories." The set made its debut at #18 on the Billboard 200 albums chart after selling 20,000 copies.
After two years of touring in support of "The Sea Of Memories" Bush began recording their next effort in L.A./North Hollywood. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz and Jay Baumgardner, 14's "Man On The Run" was Bush's sixth studio album.
"It's the most universal title I've ever had," Rossadale told Rolling Stone. "I always figure everyone is on the run." It was the group's second set with the line-up of Rossdale, Goodridge, Traynor and Britz.
"Black And White Rainbows" arrived three years later. The album, which featured the single "Mad Love" was written, recorded and produced by Rossdale.
1994 Sixteen Stone
1995 Zen X Four
1996 Razorblade Suitcase
1999 The Science Of Things
2001 Golden State
2011 The Sea Of Memories
2014 Man On The Run
2017 Black And White Rainbows
Bush had a two CD run. "Sixteen Stone" and "Razorblade Suitcase" are what count. Subsequent efforts haven't matched those albums.