Remembering ‘Bands Reunited’ - tonedeaf/ (29 July, 2019)

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By Famous when dead on Jul 30, 2019 at 4:42 PM
  1. Famous when dead

    Famous when dead Vulgarian Moderator

    Dec 7, 2000
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    Remembering ‘Bands Reunited’, the show that tried and failed to reunite The Smiths - Tyler Jenke / Tonedeaf /


    "With the iconic vocalist performing a five-date residency at New York City’s Apollo Theatre in May of 2004, the show’s producers hit upon the idea of simply staking out the venue in hopes of catching Morrissey before he turns up to soundcheck.

    While this is a relatively solid idea on paper, its realisation soon heads south, with a six hour stake-out resulting in little more than Morrissey jumping out of his limo, heading into the venue, avoiding the crew, and leaving them without any hopes of a future reunion.

    For many fans, the image of Aamer Haleem sobbing against a van is ingrained within their memory, as others wonder why they maybe didn’t try another approach."

    A brief article linked to the show as a whole and then focusing on The Smiths episode.

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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Famous when dead, Jul 30, 2019.

    1. !Viva Hate!
      !Viva Hate!
      Just think what might have been had the host been a white guy...:disappointed:
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    2. Anonymous
      I liked that show. I remember the Berlin episode especially
    3. !Viva Hate!
      !Viva Hate!
      Me too! Terri was sooooo pretty still!
    4. The Truth
      The Truth
      Yes, those shows were good. You didn't have to like the band. I rewatched a bunch of them recently.
    5. gordyboy9
      frankie goes to Hollywood was a good episode,sadly holly Johnson was a noshow.
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    6. SuedeMoz
      Good show, but not surprisingly the success rate was not high. The only full reunions I recall were Berlin and Flock of Seagulls. The one with ABC was good even though Mark White did not appear. The idea that Bands Reunited could reunite The Smiths was flat out ridiculous to everyone but the producers of the show.
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    7. docinwestchester
      Watching them eating McDonalds during their parking lot stakeout is deliciously ironic.
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    8. docinwestchester
      The Squeeze episode seemed a bit, um, staged? That chance meeting with Chris Difford in his favorite pub didn't seem very spontaneous.
    9. NealCassidy
      Reunite Jobriath!
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    10. gordyboy9
      don't think the producers knew much about the back story on most of these bands,have they never heard of the smiths court case,holly Johnson went to court to get the ip rights to the name frankie goes to Hollywood as it was his idea, and lost the case, so that episode was gone before it even began,fun fact, their name came from holly Johnson seeing a newspaper headline about frank Sinatra.
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    11. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      with a six hour stake-out resulting in little more than Morrissey jumping out of his limo, heading into the venue, avoiding the crew, and leaving them without any hopes of a future reunion.’

      Why would he want to talk about reuniting The Smiths while he was in the middle of a successful string of shows at the Apollo. Silly.
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    12. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      Resurrect Jobriath ?
    13. ACTON
      At the risk of being a troll, Moz will never join a band that will tell him what they think if they disagree with him. He is obviously surrounded by sycophantic yes men, and he probably values that over the ability to write great songs. His talents as a vocalist and melodist (not sure if that's a word) are criminally underutilised and have been pretty much since Alain decided enough was enough and walked.
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    14. Stephen Hofmann
      Stephen Hofmann
      Why would you want to see a band re-unite who would obviously fall apart within months?
    15. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      Don’t think many would agree with your post.

      I would think, especially now and at his age, why would anyone expect an artist of his caliber to listen to anyone?

      He is obviously surrounded by sycophantic yes men,and he probably values that over the ability to write great songs.‘

      Really? How do you know this? And if he can choose between ‘yes men’ and ‘writing great songs’ what makes you think that by having yes men around you it will make you incapable of writing great songs? And why would Morrissey make that choice? I mean, do you really think he himself thinks he has lost the ability to write great songs? And it’s obviously subjective and just your opinion that he
      can’t write great songs. I think LIHS are a great collection of Morrissey songs, they are songs no one else could or would be able to create. Now, I’m not saying all modern day artists should write Morrissey songs, but even if they wanted to they couldn’t write a Morrissey song.

      And also, I guess The Smiths were always saying ‘no’ to Morrissey because that enabled him to write great songs !? :lbf:

      Alain decided enough was enough and walked.’

      Oh, so you know the reason why Alain really left the band? Because he wasn’t a ‘yes man’ ?

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    16. The Truth
      The Truth
      I don't think the really intended to get The Smiths. They probably did hope to get Morrissey to say no.
      I like the Kajagoogoo episode but I don't know any of their songs. it was just interesting how having the one guy, Limahl, made them a hit but then broke up the band.
      Klymaxx was good because one of the members was still using the band's name and they talked about it on camera.
      They should bring that show back. Is there still such thing as MTV?
    17. Anonymous
      Why would a homophobe pretend he likes Morrissey and stalk a fan forum? So many questions, never an honest answer.
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    18. The Truth
      The Truth
      Survey says 93% agree

      Well, if the interview with the nephew didn't clear that up I don't know what it would take.

      I'd imagine this hypothetical modern day artist is not going to even attempt to write a song like something off of LIHS.
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    19. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun

      What survey? My survey is that a large number of people still attend his shows and don’t visit this site.
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