Magic 8-ball sez “forecast cloudy, but you can still wear a teeshirt.” Below, watch the original official video for band classic “Makes No Sense at All.”
By Blurt Staff
Nothing has legs like a rock ‘n’ roll reunion rumor (or has better alliteration). And that’s what’s currently happening in Hüsker Dü territory following the launch of an official merchandise site for the band. The Official Hüsker Dü Merchandise page debuted last weekend with teeshirts available for purchase at $25 apiece; you can see a photo of some of the designs below, and posters, archival releases and more are in the pipeline. Note that past merch has never been exactly authorized.
Bassist Greg Norton noted that this event was “just 30 years in the making” (the band broke up in ’88 and Norton, drummer Grant Hart and guitarist Bob Mould have never exactly been known to have parted amicably), adding that Meat Puppets manager Dennis Pelowski intends to “help us figure out how to get a foothold back in the business” reports the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
Some of that will inevitably involve arranging for reissues of the band’s back catalog, several items of which originally appeared on SST; Pelowski apparently helped the Meat Puppets get control back of their own SST titles, the label’s Greg Ginn being somewhat notorious in his business dealings with bands.
Meanwhile, is a reunion in the offing? Norton isn’t saying yet, but he did drop this tantalizing bit: “The main thing is, there’s ongoing communication between the three of us now.”
And…. the reunion fever continues to spread. Listen to their two greatest songs, below.
By Blurt Staff
While it’s not considered high on the “unlikely Brit band reunions” list – like, say, Oasis or Spacemen 3 – you can probably say that not too many people saw this coming. Psych/shoegaze mavens Lush are planning a live reunion for May 6 at London’s Roundhouse, they announced via Lush’s Facebook page.
According to Miki Berenyi, “The opportunities and practicalities of reforming Lush meant that for 20 years it was an impossible undertaking. But we all loved what we did, and the time is finally right for us to do it again.”
It’s not necessarily an opportunistic move, either, despite the ongoing march of reunions intended to capitalize on a release: 4AD is reissuing the band’s greates hits collection Ciao! along with a box set, Chorus, featuring sundry rarities and the three Lush studio albums; but this happens in November, not next spring. [via Pitchfork]
@KenneyJones What an amazing night last night was! The biggest thank you to everyone involved
Those @ folks would be, ahem, the surviving members of The Faces, who got back together Saturday night (Sept. 5) for a quickie reunion, a benefit gig for Prostate Cancer UK. It took place at Hurtwood Park Polo Club in Ewhurst, Surrey —where else would a Faces reunion take place except a polo club? (Well, maybe a soccer club…) —and it is clear from the clips below, all assembled had them a real good time.
Though Mac (Ian McLagan) and Plonk (Ronnie Lane) are no longer with us, having died, respectively, in 2014 and 1997, the groundwork has clearly been lain for something more enduring, eh? Start inflating those soccer balls, Rod! (Go HERE to read our interview with and tribute to Lane, incidentally.)
And God bless you, Mac and Plonk. From this lifelong Small Faces fan, you are deeply missed…
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