Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Pleased to meet THEM

In ode to this (see Whiskeytown entry) and as a rebuttal to this (see Smashing Back entry), here are 10 bands with all or most members living that should get back together for only one show at one club, where I can get tickets:
1. The Replacements
2. The Jayhawks
3. Guns N' Roses
4. Uncle Tupelo
5. Red Devils (listen to their only album, the Rick Rubin-produced, live-and-bluesy "King King")
6. True Believers (featuring Alejandro Escovedo and Jon Dee Graham)
7. The Smiths
8. Rage Against the Machine
9. Billy Goat (you'd have to live in Dallas in the early '90s to understand this and/or own one of their concert t-shirts that reads on the back, Fuck More Bitch Less)
10. Little Village (the one-album supergroup of Ry Cooder, John Hiatt, Jim Keltner and Nick Lowe)

Honorable Mention
Richard Buckner and the Doubters (his first and only official backing band as a solo artist)

10 Comments:

At 5:12 AM, Blogger princessmalin said...

Nice. One of my favorite almost-opening lines ever continues to be: "I like her better when she walks away." Mainly because I can't decide if he really wants her to leave, or just wants a peek at her behind.

 
At 6:24 AM, Blogger TripleJ said...

Ah yes ... Alejandro is good.

 
At 8:32 AM, Blogger Satisfied '75 said...

*talking heads
*sugar
*circa '95 oasis
*luna
*pavement
*greyboy allstars

some bands Im glad to see back together.
*slint
*dinosaur jr
*black crowes

...and some bands I wish had not gotten back together.
*the doors
*grateful dead
*stones

 
At 2:09 PM, Blogger tastho said...

Guess before I bust up in here I should say hello and that a little bird named TJ told me about this blog. I respectfully submit the following additions to your list:

*Six String Drag (God, that would rock my world.)
*The Backsliders (Good Times)
*The Cars (I know, the bass player is dead, but you didn't say they all had to be alive.)
*Fleetwood Mac (Don't make fun. Besides, you got first dibs on some of the best ones!)

 
At 2:32 PM, Blogger TripleJ said...

Nice picks, tashto. Of course, I expected them to be good.

I don't know Six String Drag. So, now I will seek them out.

I need to find my Backsliders CD.

The Cars, agreed. I love some of the albums by other bands (especially D Generation's No Lunch) that Ric Ocasek went on to produce.

And well, I will give you Fleetwood Mac. I know others were thinking it, and you had the nerve to say it.

Thanks for posting.

 
At 3:46 PM, Blogger CHW said...

Satisfied75 hit the nail on the head for me: Talking Heads! Fuck that would be amazing. I saw David Byrne solo last summer and it was stellar. He rocked the place and did plenty of TH tunes. But I would also add to the great aforementioned comments...

The Police
Genesis with Peter Gabriel
The Knitters
Buffalo Springfield
Black Flag
Dead Kennedys

 
At 12:44 AM, Blogger Luke said...

What about bands that are back together that aren't really the bands they were when they broke up? Off the top of my head, that would include:
* Little Feat (God rest Lowell George)
* Allman Brothers (no Duane? Just ain't the same)
* Eagles (Sorry, Don Henley: you ARE in it for the money, and without Leadon and Meisner, you ain't shit).
I'm sure I can come up with more but it's late here in the Great Land, which means it's almost morning where you folks are, so...enough.

As an aside for you Texas music fans: big hubbub up here in Southeast Alaska...Haines, to be exact (GORGEOUS place...fabulous, even, I highly recommend it). They've booked Steve Earle to play the Southeast Alaska Fair on July 30 and the all-too-righteous brigade is out in force about the hiring of a Commie/leftist/peacenik/anti-American/fill-in-the-blank f-ing musician. Of course, the fair loves it: they've already sold more tickets than they did the entirety of last summer.

 
At 12:49 AM, Blogger Luke said...

One more in the original train of thought:
Pink Floyd with Syd, and Roger and Dave getting along.

How about Van Halen...original lineup? None of that stinkin' Hagar or the Extreme milquetoast.

Then there's the Who. Oh wait...they never really break up, do they? How many "reunion" tours have they done? A hundred?!

Oh! Here's another. Two, actually:
Buddy Holly and the Crickets
The Beatles
(again: no limitation on actually being alive)
The Clash
The Ramones

Along similar lines: could we get J.D. Salinger to write again?

Sorry. I'll stop now. I swear.

And PrincessMalin's observation about Alejandro is spot-on: I always thought he was checkin' out her ass.

 
At 7:52 AM, Blogger tj1972 said...

Ah, Pink Floyd. They'd be on my list. Looks like Roger is joining Dave, Rick and Nick for a concert at Hyde Park on July 2. No hopes for Syd though:

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/_/id/7394351/pinkfloyd?pageid=rs.Home&pageregion=single1&rnd=1119537825918&has-player=true&version=6.0.12.872

 
At 12:23 PM, Blogger tastho said...

Oh, you guys are good. Lots of great wish lists here. This could go on forever... My pal Steve says:

*The Damned
*Silkworm
*Riff Raff (Billy Bragg pre-solo punk band)

See triplej, you've inspired dialogue amongst my friends.

 

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