Comment: Should old bands reunite?
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There appears to be a glut of reforming bands in recent years who are intent on recreating old glories in the form of recording new material and embarking on world tours. From Black Sabbath to Blur, from Stone Roses to Soundgarden; many artists are looking to come back into the fold. Witnessing the return of a hero may excite music lovers, but is this trend potentially damaging? I would argue that the best bands are a sign of their times. Context plays a huge role in what a band produces, and when taken out of this context their significance is lost. Surely a large motivational factor for a reunion is a financial one. How is a band supposed to create good, original music when their primary motivation is money?
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