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thought they'd quit being a BandAges ago
a) Bands you've probably not listened to in ages splitting up
b) Bands you've not listened to in ages "still" doing stuff
c) People "still" listening to bands you've not listened to in ages
just one step down from gleefully posting that some is dead.
Like meeting your high school crush 17 years on and going round the back of Kwik Save for a pokey bottjob.
its weird how bands and styles that don't become part of the canon have this depressing aura of failure around them, and weirdly it seems to have happened to almost all bands of that 2000-10 era. whereas other decades bands seem to be able to do the reformation/reappraisal and sometimes do better than first time round, really can't see it happening for this crop of bands.
Bandages is a tune though.
But I'm not quite sure what you mean by "canon".
Surely there are as many canons as there are listeners?
I mean... I've been defending Space (Space!!!) in a different thread, a band that probably has this "depressing aura of failure around them" for many.
But I've seen them twice in the past few years. Sold out venues in Liverpool and York, rapturous reception in both places.
It'll probably be the same story on the Klaxons 2021 reunion tour.
Somewhere between Funeral and Arctic Monkeys' debut. As in that is the point where history realised that everything interesting or influential was happening in hip hop, R&B or dance music instead.
And what do you mean by "history"?
obviously people will listen to what ever they like, but I think there is no denying there is a vague consensus formed on things. remember seeing 80s hair metallers in VH1 things in the 90s, they were once of the moment but the world moved on and they got left behind. Same with nu-metal bands, hugely popular then they all started to make their DJ play keyboards and pretend they are emo. It just seems to happen, some genres, scenes become approved, others just get consigned to 'dated'
They were quite quite good.
They did the hits!
Saw them at the Cockpit in Leeds once and then talked to them in the kebab shop after.
One of the last few surviving bands from the great early to mid noughties Canadian scene gone. Been hammering the 3 Stills albums this last 2 weeks. Sad.
I'll always have love in my heart for this band based purely on those two albums. They're both excellent pop records.