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    Default "biggest reformation" of 2009 is set to be announced soon, according to promoter Rob

    {A few weeks old, but do not recall seeing it here}

    The Biggest Reformation Of 2009?

    A promoter has revealed that he is in talks to bring us a rock reunion that’s second only to Led Zeppelin in terms of magnitude.

    Promoter Rob Hallett told the BBC that he’s in talks with an unnamed huge band to tour in 2009.

    "I do have another reformation up my sleeve that I can't talk about yet that is going to please a lot of people of a certain age,” he said. "If you were a teenage boy in the pre-punk '70s you're going to be very excited. Outside of Led Zeppelin, this is probably the biggest reformation you can hope for."

    And like many of these rumours, the speculation is already rife over who the mystery band is.

    Suggestions so far have included a Ritchie Blackmore Deep Purple, Roxy Music, ELO, a Peter Gabriel/Steve Hackett Genesis and Supertramp

    http://www.planetrock.co.uk/021208-1.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    "If you were a teenage boy in the pre-punk '70s you're going to be very excited. Outside of Led Zeppelin, this is probably the biggest reformation you can hope for."
    I would think this rules out Supertramp or Genesis - as good as both bands are, I don't see them appealing to teenage boys! Same probably goes for ELO, although they were probably more accessable for the younger set in the '70s. Deep Purple and Black Sabbath are both good options. Another try by Gene and Paul with Ace & Peter? Van Halen wasn't really prepunk. Journey? Styx? They don't seem "second only to Led Zeppelin"-esque. Maybe it's Abba!

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    What about Grand Funk Railroad? Believe it or not, those guys were positively huge in the early/mid seventies.
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    Could it be Floyd with Roger Waters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wham bam will rock View Post
    Could it be Floyd with Roger Waters?
    Sort of a tad too late for Rick Wright, wouldn't you say?
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    Oh shit, Chef. I had no idea Wright had died.

    I might would suggest 'Yes' with Bruford, Howe and Wakeman, but I don't see that band as being 'second' to Zeppelin.
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    I hope it's the Kinks, but even though Dave has recovered from his stroke, pretty sure he still can't stand Ray. Nor do I think they would be second only to Zep. Who the fuck is second only to Zep anyway that isn't already still playing or already reformed? The 'Who' (such as it is) is already touring. The Stones are still a band.

    Whoever it is, the promoter is exaggerating just a tad.

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    I hope it's the Kinks, but even though Dave has recovered from his stroke, pretty sure he still can't stand Ray. Nor do I think they would be second only to Zep. Who the fuck is second only to Zep anyway that isn't already still playing or already reformed? The 'Who' (such as it is) is already touring. The Stones are still a band.
    I think the point is it would be the second biggest reunion after Led Zeppelin that could possibly happen right now. The Rolling Stones can't have a reunion since they still exist already (ok, if we're being fussy Wyman can come back, but that's not gonna turn many heads really is it?). It's talking only about bands that aren't still going.

    I would say the only band of that period that they could possibly be talking about is Pink Floyd that actually is that big. The Kinks are the only thing I can think of which would compete.

    It can't be Yes since Yes, though a big deal, tour enough that a Yes tour in 2009 wouldn't be a big deal.

    It can't be Black Sabbath, because they've done their reunion thing. Sure, a 2009 tour would be the first since the 2005 tour, four years, but that's damn unlikely with the H&H album and tour due. Black Sabbath never did do an anniversary show in 2008 which was hinted at, so I'd not put it past them doing a one off "this really is farewell this time!" concert (bearing in mind Ozzy retired in 1992 then came back in 1994, Sabbath split up in 1999 then did reunion tours in 2001/04/05, Ozzy said he'd not do Ozzfest again in 05 then played in 06, 08 and appeared at the 08 concert). I don't think Sabbath, from what they said when H&H got going, would do more than a one-off concert with Ozzy ever again, so that one is possible.

    My money's on The Kinks:
    http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/...to_reform.html
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7710458.stm

    Only rumoured reunion I can think of at present.

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    Man, I hope you are right. I last saw the Kinks in the late eighties. They are truly the underdog heroes of the Brit invasion, the bedrock in a lot of ways. Most English classic hard rock aficionados acknowledge Ray as in the top three premiere songwriters England ever birthed.

    You VH fans would be doing yourselves a favor if they actually come out and tour again...seeing one of Van Halen's three primary influences live is no small thing.

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    *Fingers crossed for Genesis / Gabriel & Hackett Tour!*

    Do I expect it? Nah. Do I hope it happens? HELL YEAH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post
    Man, I hope you are right. I last saw the Kinks in the late eighties. They are truly the underdog heroes of the Brit invasion, the bedrock in a lot of ways. Most English classic hard rock aficionados acknowledge Ray as in the top three premiere songwriters England ever birthed.

    You VH fans would be doing yourselves a favor if they actually come out and tour again...seeing one of Van Halen's three primary influences live is no small thing.
    Pete Quaife said in an interview this month that he's definitely not doing a reunion....he was with them 64-69. But hey, they can do it with John Dalton right?

    Quaife sounded so adamant that it did sound like it's an issue he's been asked about internally already.

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    Outside of of Zep/Halen, there is no band of that era who I could give two
    shits about. Journey? Foghat? Foreigner? Deep Goddamned Purple?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Elfoid_TFS View Post
    Pete Quaife said in an interview this month that he's definitely not doing a reunion....he was with them 64-69. But hey, they can do it with John Dalton right?

    Quaife sounded so adamant that it did sound like it's an issue he's been asked about internally already.
    To be honest, I'm more a 'latter day' Kinks fan anyway....State of Confusion, Give the People What They Want, Low Budget, Misfits, Word of Mouth...grew up on those LPs smokin clove Djarums and downin apricot brandy. Their rhythm section has varied pretty widely, to my recollection. If Ray and Dave are there, I'm there (and no, it's not the same as the Ed-Dave = Van Halen equation, for the impending wankers).

    Pretty sure I lost my virginity to Low Budget, LOL, if I recall right.

    Honestly, though, one of the Kinks' best albums - and one of the best live albums EVER by a Brit Invasion key player - is The Road. Not the more widely known One For the Road , but just The Road. Excellent album, nice live production mix, hard to find, out of print. Great stuff.

 

 

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