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    Joe Jackson Reunites "Sharp" Band

    Group to reconvene after twenty years for new album, tour

    Although he vowed it would never happen, Joe Jackson is reuniting his original rock band for a new studio recording and twenty-fifth anniversary tour next spring. The band -- Jackson (piano, vocals), Graham Maby (bass), Gary Sanford (guitar) and Dave Houghton (drums) -- created Jackson's classic late-Seventies albums Look Sharp! and I'm the Man.
    "It sort of hit me a few months ago that next year would be twenty-five years since Look Sharp, and once I got over the shock and picked myself up off the floor I started to think about a possible reunion," says Jackson. "We can all play a lot better than we ever could back then, and I'm a much better writer and singer. And we're not fat -- I've still got a thirty-two-inch waist!

    The band performed its last gig on December 15th, 1980, in Utrecht, Netherlands, parting ways shortly after the release of Beat Crazy, its third album. Since then, Sanford has played with Joan Armatrading, Aztec Camera and the late Kirsty MacColl; Maby has played with Natalie Merchant, They Might Be Giants and on and off with Jackson; and Houghton has kept a low profile in the South of England.

    "I think that you need to get to a certain point of maturity to be able to indulge in nostalgia," says Jackson of the reunion. "Ten years ago I would have laughed at the idea, because I was still evolving."

    Jackson promises the new album will be "high-energy, fun and definitely in the spirit of the first couple of albums -- without trying to recreate it. We've all evolved and matured and the music will reflect that." He is nearly done writing the fourteen-song record, his first commercial release since 2000's Night and Day II.
    ".....and Harry Potter and all of his wizard-friends went to Hell for practicing Witchcraft. The End." -Ned Flander's version of reading "Harry Potter" to Rod and Todd.

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    I think Eddie's thoughts right now are - "I need to patch things up with Sammy and get the family back together."

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    I think Eddie's thoughts are along the lines of, "what went wrong, Al?"
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    If Eddie ever had just this one simple thought, everything else would fall into place: "I owe all of my success to the fans. They made me what I am today, and I will always treat them with the respect they deserve."
    "One of the reasons I left Sabbath was because Van Halen was blowing us off the stage every night. It was embarrassing." -Ozzy Osbourne

    "When I first heard "Runnin' With The Devil" on the radio, I was stunned and found myself dizzy, walking through my high school hallways thinking, "What was THAT?!"
    Eddie Van Halen was so innovative and kicked so much ass, and David Lee Roth was for a time indisputably the Greatest Man in America.
    If aliens came down and challenged us to a Battle of the Bands to decide the fate of Planet Earth, I would feel very confident putting early Van Halen forward as our champion." -Tom Morello

    "A lot of bands mature, which means they get square; they start delivering messages. Hey, you got a message, use Western Union." -DLR



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