Monday, November 05, 2007

Happy Days Ahead

Remember a time in the not-so-distant past when life was simpler, and pop music offered a cure to all of society's ills?

Me neither. But two recent reunion announcements have me thinking I'm in for some juicy sweet, aurally satisfying and blissful musical moments over the next several months.

Spice Girls Reunion

They've teased us before, but this time it is really happening. New single, new greatest hits album and a reunion tour.

Despite the full page ad in the Chicago Reader (huh?!?) a few weeks ago for it, they will not be coming to the Windy City. I suspect this is largely due to the fact the Girls couldn't locate Chicago on a map (except maybe Mel C, who everyone knows is, like, the best Spice Girl).

Ace of Base Reunion

Apparently, things are so bad for Ace of Base that they've agreed to reunite, tour Russia (is that really such a sound business decision?) and possibly perform Eurovision 2008.
But their bad luck can be my gain - I'm hoping they book some studio time to churn out some more quality songs on par with "Beautiful Life" and "The Sign." PS - this is their official website. Have you ever seen anything so lame?

I guess Aqua is also reuniting, but who gives a shit. Now, if the stars would align to get Hanson and Roxette back together, I'd be set.*

* Wait, you say that neither Hanson nor Roxette have never really broken up? Oh.


Tyler said...

Ace of Base look like they're just as disappointed in the reunion news as I am.

Ryan Charisma said...

Spice Girls - yuck!

That's one CD/concert tour I'll gleefully miss.

What good are they without Ginger anyway?

CHW said...

That Ace of Base site is hilarious. Did a highschooler make it for them?

Mighty Dyckerson said...

I would suck me some cock before I'd go to a Spice Girls reunion.

Mr. Shain said...

don't even go there with trash-talking ace of base. don't even fucking go there. all i can say is that i've already booked airfare to moscow and created a new all-AOB playlist on my ipod. 2008 will rock like it's 1993.

carolyn says said...

the spice girls mgt are already trying to force posh to eat more so she won't collapse on stage. i read it on the interweb so it must be true

KAZ said...

Posh won't like that photo - she isn't the centre of attraction.

Led Zep? I wish they'd just buy cardis and settle down.

Dop said...

Ace of Base website makes me cry. They look more like a commercial for "Locked Up:Life on the Inside".

Chris said...

I think ABBA, Roxette, and Ace Of Base should tour together. Three decades of Swedish power-pop all in one venue. Are you kidding me!? It'd be the show of the century!

Julie_Gong said...

ACE OF BASE IS THE SHIT! Us Swedes have to stick together.

They have the honor of being the second cd I've ever owned.

Michael5000 said...

Could the Ace of Base website be making a knowing, nostalgic nod to the web design style of their glory year? I mean, seriously?

5 of 9er said...

I saw the Sign!

classyandfancy said...

Ask and you shall receive:

United Center, 2/15

Airam said...

This post just makes you that much more awesome.