In the 80's there did'nt appear to be much interest in getting any of the original Garage, Psych or early Heavy Rock bands from The 60's back together. Many of the bands that did reform then came on like bar bands. That situation has changed in the past 20 years, tho' it can't always go as you'd want it to. Some, like most recently, The Sloths, are coming through like champs. I'll bore you, soon enough, with my opinions, but if there's anything you want to share on the subject, please do. This discussion, if it gets off the ground, is not limited to American bands, OK?
Here's some of the 60s acts I've seen that have been GREAT:
? & the Mysterians (every time was amazing and a religious experience)
Mark & the Escorts
Thee Midniters (when they have Little Willie G)
The Downliners Sect (a religious experience for me)
Rudy Ray Moore playing his 50s R&B stuff
The Heartbreakers (60s East LA band)
Richard Berry (does he count? Was AWESOME when I saw him in the early 90s)
The Alarm Clocks
The Standells in the late 80s/early 90s
Sky Saxon (in the early 2000s)
Shadows of Knights
Strawberry Alarm Clock
FORESOOTH , FIVESOOTH , EE -VUN ! THE SECT ARE A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE , BECAUSE THEY SWING WITH THE HOLY TRINITY - BO , MUDDY , AND CHUCK. THROW IN JIMMY REED TO SUPERSIZE THE WHOLE DEAL, AND HEAVENS TO MURGETROID !!!! IT'S LIKE 1963 , BUT , OUR FIRST HANDSOME PRESIDENT IS'NT ASSASSINATED.
I SAW SKY TWICE . FIRST TIME , UNBELIEVABLY GOOD. SECOND TIME , WELL....IT WAS A GOOD PARTY , ANYWAY. I WOULD'NT STEER ANYONE TOWARD THE SHADOWS OF KNIGHT. SOHNS DID'NT WANT TO DO ANY OF THEIR ALBUM CUTS FOR YEARS. I HEARD LITTLE STEVEN HAD TO GIVE HIM WHAT FOR , TO DO ANY OF 'EM AT ALL , WHEN THE SOK TOURED FOR THE UNDERGROUND GARAGE. THE REMAINING CHICAGOBANDS ARE ALL STRICTLY FAIR CIRCUIT , THO' I DID SEE THE NEW COLONY SIX DO AN ALL - GARAGE SET, TWO YEARS AGO , AND IT WAS FANTASTIC.
I SAW THEE MIDNITERS AT THE PONDEROSA STOMP WITH GREGORY SINGING , AND THEY KILLED ! ? AND THE MYSTERIANS NEVER FAIL. RICHARD BERRY COUNTS , IN THAT HE WAS ONE OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS. I SAW RUDY RAY TRYING TO CROSS OVER , BACK INTO SINGING , BUT , HE SANG OVER A CD , EVEN WHEN THEY SUPPLIED HIMWITH AN ACE FUNK GROUP, THE CROWN ROYALS. I WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGREE ABOUT THE ALARM CLOCKS , WAILERS , TRASHMEN , AND MONKS . I HAVE'NT SEEN THE SONICS , BUT , JUST LOOKING AT YOU TUBE CLIPS , I DON'T KNOW WHY PEOPLE WHO HAVE , COMPLAIN SO MUCH. I WOULD HAVE BOUGHT THEIR TICKETS , IF I COULD HAVE BEEN TRANSPORTED 1000 , 2000 , 10, 000 MILES FROM HERE ,WHERE THEY USUALLY PLAY.