Ben Folds Five Reunites for MySpace

 

 

 

 

Band to perform final
album for MySpace program “Front to Back”

By Randy Harward

 

Ben Folds Five will reunite for a one-night-only performance
on the inaugural episode of MySpace’s “Front to Back,” celebrating “iconic
albums that have helped shape the MySpace Generation.” Folds, bass player
Robert Sledge and drummer Darren Jessee, who haven’t performed together in a
decade, will perform their final album, The
Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner
at the UNC Memorial Hall in
their former hometown of Chapel Hill, NC on September 18.

 

“When MySpace
approached me about doing this gig,” say Folds in the press release, “I
misunderstood and thought they wanted us to play Purple Rain front to
back, so of course I said yes. But we’re happy to do The Unauthorized
Biography of Reinhold Messner
instead. Of our three albums, this one brings
back the most vivid memories. It was actually written to be one song of
many movements, which is why there are motifs that appear throughout the album.
That should make Reinhold a natural to be played front to back.”

 

Anybody else out
there kinda wishing they would perform Purple
Rain
? You know, just to hear Folds and Sledge do the Wendy and Lisa
dialogue from “Computer Blue?”

 

Folds: Wendy?

Sledge: Yes, Lisa?

Folds: Is the water
warm enough?

Sledge: Yes, Lisa.

Folds: Shall we
begin?

Sledge: Yes, Lisa.

 

Proceeds from the
show will benefit Operation Smile. For more details, visit MySpace’s “Front to
Back”
page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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