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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 12:24 PM
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What band do you wish would make a comeback?
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 12:43 PM
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1. The Beatles
With John and George still alive. :-(

Honestly, though, who knows how they would have been or fared after 1970 (ditto others, like Buddy Holly from 1959 on), had they stayed together or re-formed. Even their solo efforts, although some of the earlier stuff was actually rehearsed with the other Beatles, don't necessarily provide an indication. Would they have weathered disco? Would they have kept up pumping out great records in the '80s and '90s?

One thing's for sure: the supercilious rock critics that evolved in the late '60s would've attacked them for no longer 'innovating' and probably also for no longer 'being relevant.' So perhaps they split at the right time. But, still, to regroup as a band within the past 15 years or so, doing occasional sessions and some degree of touring in the new generation of stadium venues....that'd have been great, no matter how you cut it.

I just saw Paul live -- of them all, he was the most prolific and probably the most compelling live performer after the Beatles broke up, but I could definitely see all four of them putting on a similar show, though the thought is so mindboggling as to be barely within comprehension.
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 04:41 PM
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28. they could
with two bullets.

oops, didn't read your qualification.
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 12:47 PM
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2. Hum.
Edited on Sun Dec-04-05 12:47 PM by asthmaticeog
Champaign, Illinois area band, mid to late '90s, had a big radio hit in '95. I totally loved them, and they just vanished after their fourth album.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 03:56 PM
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16. "You'd Prefer an Astronaut" was a damn fine album
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Horus45 Donating Member (317 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 12:47 PM
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3. The Talking Heads
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 01:02 PM
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4. David Byrne is still around, isn't he?
He was the band. I enjoy his solo stuff as much as anything the band did.
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Horus45 Donating Member (317 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 01:19 PM
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5. Did you see he was on the Simpsons the other night?
They had him drawn with totally white hair, that was a surprise.
Yeah his solo stuff is great too, I love that Rei Momo CD.
But it would be great to see them together again.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 01:21 PM
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7. I need to start watching The Simpsons!
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 03:53 PM
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14. That episode's a few seasons old, actually
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Horus45 Donating Member (317 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 04:20 PM
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20. oh, OK
I had never seen that episode so I just assumed it was new.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 01:20 PM
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6. I second that... also Squeeze
they do periodic regroupings over the years... always fun stuff comes out of it.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 04:27 PM
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23. how cool would that be?
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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 02:15 PM
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8. Utopia, Moxy Fruvous, Z, Genesis
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djeseru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 02:40 PM
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9. Hmmm, somebody told me that a Genesis reunion...
...might be on the horizon. The only stipulation is that Peter Gabriel said that he would be interested if they do all-new material instead of re-visiting the past.

Of course, this is just one of those things you hear from a "friend." I really don't know if this is truly for real...
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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 02:51 PM
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12. They just released a statement...
...saying nothing will be happening in the next year, including talking about it.
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djeseru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 03:51 PM
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13. *laugh*
Yep, as per usual, a day late and a, er...*sigh*
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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 06:37 PM
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31. They'll tour together when Gabriel releases his next album.
So, we'll have to wait at least another 10-20 years.
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 02:45 PM
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10. Joe Jackson's "Look Sharp!" lineup.
They were touring a couple of years ago, as a one-time thing, and I missed it.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 04:27 PM
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22. oh yeah
though Joe doesn't seem to be too into the old style
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 02:48 PM
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11. "The Association"...just call me sappy, OK?
:blush: :blush:
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 03:58 PM
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17. I like their songs.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 04:36 PM
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26. i actually meant those guys.
my friends and i meant them after a concert and spent several hours talking to them about stuff. really nice guys. ok-sappy!
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 03:53 PM
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15. The Band
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 04:02 PM
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18. well, for starters...
Metallica, their stuff lately has been lacking, a lot...Life of Agony...their last cd i thought was "weak"....The eagles, pink floyd...
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 04:12 PM
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19. Ned's Atomic Dustbin...
Grebo in general. The Wonder Stuff had a newer album out awhile back, but it was dead boring. I miss the good stuff.

fsc
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 04:25 PM
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21. The B-52s
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 04:37 PM
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27. They still tour all the time
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 04:33 PM
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24. the kinks
but the brothers would probably get into a fight on stage and never play a note. mid 60`s yardbirds would be nice
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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 04:34 PM
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25. The Police
The Regatta de Blanc Police, not the Synchronicity version.
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 04:42 PM
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29. argent
or grand funk railroad.

maybe mahogany rush
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 05:20 PM
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30. I still have the "All Together Now" album.
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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-05 06:41 PM
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32. The original lineup of Asia, the double trio lineup of King Crimson
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