Monday, January 29, 2007

Reunion Of My Bands

I'm not a fan of bands reuniting. Let's get that straight up front. The problem with reunions is that one of two things happens: 1) the reunion blows and everyone remembers why they should have never gotten back together in the first place; or 2) the reunion goes really well and the band decides to record new material which more often than not ends up sucking ass.

However, I was made aware of a pending reunion by the ultra-sexy gun toting Lindsay. It appears that Rage Against the Machine will be doing a one-off reunion at Coachella.

Now, Rage Against The Machine wouldn't be one of those bands to reunite and put out a shit album. It's not in their blood to put out shitty music. It would be hard, heavy, and political. It is the shot in the arm that free-thinking, pissed off, alienated liberals like me need. We need Zach to start taking open shots at close minded fucking right-wing fucksticks and calling out the Anti-Christ and him minions.

Recently another one of the bands of my debauched youth is reuniting ... well, not so much reuniting as bringing back the voice of the band while letting go of the rhythm. Van Halen has confirmed that they are reuniting with David Lee Roth to bring back the Van Halen that fucking rocked the late 70's and early 80's. This is a welcome respite from the Van Hagar era and that fucking abortion of a rock band with the pussy singer from Extreme.

However, this won't be THE Van Halen that I grew up with. It's complete except for one piece. Michael Anthony, the bassist's bassist, hasn't been invited to the reunion. The driving rhythm of this band has been left out to be replaced by Eddie Van Halen's 15 year old son. So what does this hold for the band that once had signs outside their dressing room reading "No virgins allowed"? Does this mean that when a 45 year old woman gets riled up to "Unchained" that she can't flash her tits because there's a minor on stage?

Let's all hope Diamond Dave rocks it and Eddie's son doesn't blow it.

6 comments:

Chelle said...

Totally agree. Let's hope Eddie's son doesn't blow it and Eddie looks less like a death warmed over Keith Richards.

deeesguy said...

Don't knock Sammy. 5150 was the shit!

Lindsay said...

I am embarrassed to admit I only know like four Van Halen songs! But a 15 year old playing in Van Halen? Whoa. Kid must really know how to play...

Cincysundevil said...

Chelle-
We're so on the same page when it comes to music. We need to hit some shows together sometime when you visit the ATL.

Cincysundevil said...

Deeesguy-
Yes, "5150" was the shit. But then again, so was "Women and Children First", "Van Halen I", "Van Halen II", "Diver Down", "Fair Warning" and even "1984". One album does not a kick-ass replacement singer make.

Cincysundevil said...

Lindsay-
Only 4 songs? You'll have to remedy that. I think the kid playing on tour is a matter of nepotism, pure and simple!!