Two reunions of different kinds hit the news last week, although interestingly the return of Steps
seemed to be rather overshadowed by The Stone Roses
. The NME in particular are treating the latter like the, er, Resurrection, the most important music news, well, ever. Which in some respects kinda shows them for what they and most of the music industry are about nowadays – obsessed by nostalgia and perhaps no longer all that interested in new music – which, as the papers full title suggests, should really be their focus. Never mind the collective amnesia about just how bad The Stone Roses were live last time...
But it got me thinking – there have been a hell of a lot of band reunions, for better or worse, in recent years – and here are ten of them. (Note: I’m not including the recent announcement of the return of Marion
in this list – as I’d rather see how that works out first, as welcome as it is).