Ned's Atomic Dustbin - Re:United...
23/05/2009 | Wulfrun Hall
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All 5 original members of Ned's Atomic Dustbin will be returning to the Wulfrun Hall some 19 years since they last played there.
The occasion? 21 years of Ned's Atomic Dustbin.
The setlist? 21 songs? The hits of course!
A reunion brought about by email ?.
Let's call it re:united!
Dan Dan the fast drumming man, Mat plays one bass, Alex the other Rat does the guitar and Jonn sings? So it began in 1987 and so it finished in 1995. In between times Neds were very busy growing up together and eventually growing apart, building a unique twin-bass-no-nonsense-Black Country-adrenaline-fuelled-indie-rock-beast of a legacy. Myth has it that Ned helped inspire the likes of Coldplay, Muse, Blink 182, Kill Hanna, Mark Ronson and Jamie Cullum to forge their own, undoubtedly more lucrative, legacies. From 2000 to 2007 a reformation took place with Alex, Dan and Jonn recruiting the more than capable talents of Now Assassin members Andy King (bass) and Martin Warlow (guitar) to fill the cavity that Rat and Mat's absence rendered empty. In 2007, Sony/BMG invited the band to write the track list for a new compilation of their Sony recordings (Some Furtive Years) and, suddenly, everyone was talking to each other again. Well, writing at least. And if they were talking, why weren't they playing? When the Astoria came knocking last summer, it didn't take much deliberation before the boys decided to play one last hurrah together at their favourite London venue before the bulldozers move in. So the historic day finally came when Dan, Alex, Mat, Rat and Jonn were stood in a rehearsal room together for the first time in 13 years. "For a night, and maybe for many more in the future, The Neds were once again a vibrant prospect, as powerful and thrilling as ever. I couldn't give a toss if anyone thought it was cool. All we cared about that night was that it was a slice of something joyful in an often crap world. The best Neds show I have seen, by some immense margin. For one night, the whole world went away, and all we had was the music. And music is sometimes all you need." Astoria Review - www.thefinalword.co.uk Following a rammed-out show at the Astoria in December 2008, the reunited Neds feel it's time to come back to their spiritual gigging home - Wolverhampton! The occasion? 21 years of Ned's Atomic Dustbin. The setlist? 21 songs? The hits of course! A reunion brought about by email ?. Let's call it re:united!