Is anyone else mesmerized by Bands Reunited?

I love this show and I don’t know why. I hate “reality” TV. I never liked any of the bands they have had on. I actively hated most of the bands they have had on. The only band I had seen live was Vixen and that was because they were opening for 5 other bands. I don’t own any record by any of the bands on the show. Hell some of the bands I didn’t even remember.

And yet, I can’t keep away. I have to watch every minute. I love this show. Anyone else?

:: raises hand ::

Great show!

I’ve seen ABC, The Beat (aka The English Beat), Scandal, Extreme, The Motels, Kajagoogoo, Squeeze, and A Flock of Seagulls.

I sent them an email asking if they could add The Police to their list of future shows. No joke!


I’ve seen a few episodes and like this show, too. The host seems out of his depth, but it’s interesting to see how these former superstars live their lives these days.

I couldn’t disagree with you more. I think the host makes the show. He seems out of his depth because unlike most reality TV this one is totally unscripted. He has no idea what is going to happen when they do the ambush. Did you see last nights backstage episode? Seaching from construction site to construction site, being trapped inside Billy Idol’s compound and a goddamn bannana suit! Priceless.

I like the show. Especially when they’re reuniting bands I like. It’s a reality show that’s got a positive edge to it.

I am totally addicted, too.

I love when it all comes together and these bands haven’t played in 15 years and are all smiles at the end.

Watched Information Society the other day and thought that the Lead Singer came off as a complete goober.

I only caught the end of the Vixen episode (which sucks, Because I think you and I are the only ones who’ve seen them live, Loach).

But Nuno Bettencourt deserves his own little spot in Hell for shitting all over the Extreme reunion.

Mesmerized? No, but I’ve seen several episodes and they’ve all been very entertaining. ESPECIALLY the one that failed completely- the New Kids on the Block reunion attempt. I never liked NKOTB when they were popular, but it was sort of fun to hear them talk about the old days as adults. And I was rather pleased to see most of them say “No.”

My one quible with the show is that it dwells almost exlusively on 80’s groups, and one-hit wonders, at that. I’d like to see them aim a LITTLE higher, or at least broaden the pool of possible reunions. Perhaps some of the people I’m about to suggest are dead, or no longer playing music. Still, why not try to reunite, oh…

  1. Greg Lake, Robert Fripp, Michael Giles and Ian McDonald, to play “21st Century Schizoid Man” and “In the Court of the Crimson King” one more time (it might be great, it might be bloody awful, but it would be fun!).

  2. Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Mickey Waller and Nicky Hopkins, to play some of the old bluesy numbers from “Truth” and “Beck-Ola.”

I grant you, such shows might lack some of the charm of the current version of the show. It’s not as if Greg Lake and Jeff Beck have been working at McDonald’s for the past 20 years, just dying for a chance to re-form their old bands. Nobody’s wondering “What ever became of Robert Fripp and Rod Stewart?” Still, if you’re going to be nostalgic, you may as well dream BIG!

This ain’t gonna happen, no how, no way, but I’d give up a testicle to see The Jam reunite.

I agree that the focus is too much on cheesy 80s one-hit wonders, which seems to be the music of that period that retro-faddists have glommed onto.

I love it. I think part of the charm for me is seeing this one living in a French chateau with a passel of kids and this on playing (back-up) guitar in a lounge act.
I also like the often honest discussion of why the band imploded.

But talk about cheesy: I will cop to liking the “Cold Case” like ending when they are playing their main (often one hit) song and flashing back to the way they were then-to now

The Berlin episode was the best ever, IMHO.

I miss working with Aamer.

That’s all.

I saw the one for Klymaxx and thoroughly enjoyed the drama and the concert at the end. But I haven’t seen any of the other shows.