OK, sure, right now it is only a one-shot show… but those single shows lead to tours … which lead to albums … which leads to me being excited that NME is reporting that Ned's Atomic Dustbin will be reuniting for a show in December.
For those of you who don't remember (or, quite possibly weren't born) during Ned's heyday, I tend to think they were one of the most underappreciated bands of the early '90s. Although they were lumped into the same pile at EMF, Jesus Jones, Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine and their ilk, Ned's is likely closer to a prehistoric Bloc Party or Franz Ferdinand. That and no other band (well, other than Morphine) had the nerve to sport two bassists. So, for those of you who missed it, here is a little YouTube primer on Ned's Atomic Dustbin.
"Grey Cell Green" from God Fodder. The grandaddy of all Ned's songs.
"Kill Your Television," also from God Fodder, mostly because it's an awesome song.
"Not Sleeping Around" from Are You Normal? It took me a while to get into this album, but then I think I spent an entire year listening to it.
"Intact," from Are You Normal? Nothing to say except it's great.
"All I Ask of Myself Is That I Hold Together" from Brainbloodvolume. This album got shafted by: the label, the radio, everyone other than me and the former music director at WCFM, Will, who had a giant, I mean 5-6 foot tall, Ned's poster sporting the cover of this album in our meeting room.
"Stuck," from Brainbloodvolume. If anything, this should have been Ned's giant hit they never had.