Siamese nightmare: how sour grapes scuppered the Pumpkins' reunion

Siamese nightmare: how sour grapes scuppered the Pumpkins' reunion
 

When the late Mark E Smith declared: “If it’s me and your granny on bongos, it’s the Fall,” he spoke for the vast majority of indie rock’s commanders-in-chief. Does it really matter who’s doling out disco basslines for the Killers or pressing the “sparkly cavern” button somewhere at the back of the Cure? In many cases, the frontman rules, so it’s frontman’s rules. When you are re-forming a classic act in the hope of rekindling your initial hype and magic, though, it matters a hell-ton. Would it be the Smiths without Mike Joyce? Oasis without Bonehead? Rock scientists call this the Kimless... read more

 
9 March 2018 in Art & Culture, Views: 35
Source: Guardian
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