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- Posted on Oct 29th 2009 4:00PM by Steve Baltin
Still, we had to ask Marr, who says he puts himself in the mind of a fan, what band's reunion he would like to see. "In all honesty, I saw the Velvet Underground before and I was happy for them as individuals, but it really didn't mean very much in my life," he says. "And so the band I would've thought were my favorite band to reform already did and it came and went and was no big deal. They were pretty cool, but it's nothing really compared to what goes on in my imagination when I listen to the music."
There is a danger of letdown for every band reunion, but Marr did find one he really dug. "I saw Television and they were really good," he says. "Their music stood up to maturity and they didn't change. They had real command of their instruments and look at it, a lot of the music kind of had some kind of gravity when it started. It wasn't some adolescent pop stuff."
Now, Marr is not knocking pop music. "I don't have a problem with adolescent pop music," he says. "But I do if it's a 50-year-old singing it."
Well put, Johnny.