Originally Posted by debaser
the english beat never really split, they've always been around in some form or another.
not that i remember it, but they apparently broke up in 1983 and their current lineup is a reunion of the original lineup.
Originally Posted by walterboy
I definately think the internet has alot to do with it, by young people finding out about cool(and now defunct) bands.
I have no problem with bands coming back together but if they aren't planning on creating new music or have all the original member I don't think it is worth it.
You forgot Smashing Pumpkins on that list.
no, that was intentional. for the reasons you stated above. Corgan can place as many ads in the Chicago Times as he wants but it isn't SP without James & D'arcy.
Originally Posted by BleedingHeart
um cause retiring means "normal jobs." alot so.....back on the musical gravy train again....cant blame em. Beats working at a chipper.
so, the music economy dropped?
it seems like there is a pattern where the band splits, launches a bunch of solo careers and side projects, and then pines for their original lineup, calls their old bandmates up, etc.