Sunday, January 29, 2012

Exciting news as the ones everyone has forgotten rejoin The Happy Mondays

I know, I know; we can hardly hear ourselves think above the noise of church bills ringing out for the reunion of The Happy Mondays.

Well, not actual reunion; it's just the continuation of the second reunion, only now with the all-important original line-up of Bez, Shaun Ryder and... erm... you know, the other... two? Three? Was one of them called Spanky?

There's something ironic in Rowetta making the announcement to the BBC that the original line-up of Mucka, Ducka, Trucka, Sucka and Bez; given that presumably she won't be involved.

Had the band that was playing as recently as 2010 been Beaky, Mick and Titch and this was the return of Winona Ryder and Bez, there might be something newsworthy about it. Instead, a band that have only had three years off in the last twelve playing some more dates might just look like it's hoping nobody noticed as it struggles to steal chips off the plate of the revived Stone Roses.