A dispatch from the Bands We Never Thought Would Reunite In Our Lifetime Dept.: Rolling Stone reports that Big Star will release In Space, their first album in three decades in September. (Well, Alex Chilton and Jody Stephens of Big Star, along with all-star utility players Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow of the Posies.) Of course, this is fantastic news, at least for rock critics everywhere who’ll be squealing in anticipation. (”Children by the millions scream for Alex Chilton,” as the Replacements sang.) I’ll save for another time the rock-geezer lecture on how profoundly influential Big Star were for a band that hardly sold any records the first time around (for you young’uns, they wrote the theme song to That ’70s Show). But I will say that, if these guys can return, surely some of your favorite long-buried bands can do it too.
Who would you like to see reunited, back in the studio, and back on tour?