The 2001 book Our Band Could Be Your Life was an impetus for at least two reunions: Mission of Burma reformed in 2002, and Dinosaur Jr's Lou Barlow and J.Mascis buried the hatchet a couple years later.
Saturday, June 25, 2022
Comeback Special: 2003-2004
Some of the groups featured in today's selection weren't full reunions. Kjehl Johansen didn't play guitar on the Urinals' album, and bassist Eric Avery skipped the Jane's Addiction reunion. The Seeds' 2004 album is Sky Saxon backed by Nels Cline and members of the Woolly Bandits. Dave Alvin didn't join his brother Phil for The Blasters' 2004 album, but Phil sings Dave's "Dry River" (plus an Otis Blackwell tune!)
Heavy Metal Kids, The Romantics and The Undertones came back with new singers. Other 2003 reunions: The Fugs, The Joe Jackson Band, DAF und Kraftwerk.
2004 reunions: American Music Club, Bark Psychosis, Camper Van Beethoven, Cowboys International, Der Plan, The Fall-Outs, MDC, and MOB's ONoffON (the first of four albums released by the reunited Burma before they played their final show in 2016.)