November 21st, 2010

Green Man drinking

Writer's Block: One day

How do you feel when a favorite band breaks up? Do you still follow the original band members in their new projects?

I remember being devastated when The Specials split up after Ghost Town. I followed The Special AKA, Rico and Fun Boy Three afterwards, and continued to listen to Terry Hall's subsequent stuff like The Colourfield and his solo records.

Nowadays, I don't worry about it - all bands seem to reform and tour again eventually. I've been to see The Pogues' Christmas shows for the last few years and am going again this Christmas. Last year I saw The Beat and The Specials; next year I am going to see The Boothill Foot-tappers, The Levellers and the Wonder Stuff!