Friday, March 25, 2005

db's Reunion

According to, the db's are getting back together:

After a hiatus of nearly two decades, power-pop pioneers the dB's have reunited and are recording a new album for release next year. For the first time since 1982, the group will feature its original lineup -- including former frontman Chris Stamey, who left the dB's for a solo career.

"The whole world's gone reunion mad," Stamey admits, noting the glut of reanimated Eighties acts. "But this project is driven by the music we're writing, and not by the desire for a high school reunion."

...Reassembling the band was complicated by the live and session work of Rigby, who drums for Steve Earle, and Holsapple, a touring member of Hootie and the Blowfish. But schedules permitted a week's worth of sessions in January, at Water Music Recorders in Hoboken, New Jersey. Seven new tracks were recorded, as well as a somber, piano-based version of the Motown standard "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted" and a cover of Canned Heat's "On the Road Again."
I like the sound of that, I can tell you. I love Canned Heat, but not "Canned Wheat."

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