Buggles Reunion

It’s obviously a musical nostalgia day.

From Simon Bisson’s blog I’ve just learnt of this concert at Wembley Arena which features the long-awaited reunion of the Buggles along with a number of other 80s bands like ABC and the Art of Noise.

I’m a little wary of this because of the involvement of Yes. Now I like Yes. Well, I like 70s Yes. I still listen to Tales From Topographic Oceans occasionally. But the presence of Yes on the same bill as The Buggles brings back memories of the album Drama where Yes replaced Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman with Buggles Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes. It was not a massive success.

I’ve never got to see Yes live, so this would be tempting if there wasn’t the danger that they’d be playing a lot of stuff from Drama.

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  1. The other week, ABC were on VH1’s ‘Bands Reunited’ programme over here in the US. Even though Martin Fry and David Palmer were the only two who ‘were game’ to get back together, it was still quite good. At the end of the concert they weren’t really sure if this was just a one off reunion gig or the start of something else. Seems like that’s been answered then doesn’t it :-)

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