As the intro points out, the number of reunions that have taken place since Traffic first did it in 1970 are too numerous to list, but the Readers’ Poll on Bands That Should Reunite is still kinda sad.
We’ve got the usual suspects: Pink Floyd, Oasis, GNR, The Smiths, Genesis, The Kinks … but most of the write-ups say something like “it ain’t going to happen ‘cause xx hates yy” or “zz isn’t interested, so dream on.”
So it’s sad. Or worse. I mean, Led Zeppelin can’t reunite because their drummer is dead. Ya, the 2007 show was amazing and Jason Bonham did a great job, but shouldn’t we move on?
Can’t we treasure what’s come before and still give a shot to the host of current acts out there that deserve a listen? Isn’t “the new” what attracted us to those old acts in the first place?