Greatest Comebacks

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Stations of The Cross reenactment from St John the Baptist Church in Clontarf, Dublin this afternoon

Every Friday, we give away a voucher worth TWENTY FIVE EUROS to spend at any of the many Golden Discs branches nationwide.

All we ask from you is a tune we can play on Easter Sunday.

This week’s theme: Miraculous comebacks.

Your favourite band was left for dead.

Crucified by the critics.

Doubted by their own fan base.

But you never gave up faith.

And they returned better than ever.

To enter, please complete this sentence

The greatest comeback in contemporary music would have to be_______________________with___________________’

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23 thoughts on “Greatest Comebacks

  1. ZeligIsJaded

    The greatest comeback in contemporary music would have to be The Stone Roses with Second Coming. Even has a topical ring to it.
    Can still remember my first listen – on my birthday, getting the CD on first thing in the morning before school, with the Big Breakfast on mute on the TV.
    I was late for school, and listened to it relentlessly all day on my trusty discman.
    The long intro to Breaking Into Heaven prolonging the agony, but it was worth every second I waited.

    1. mildred st. meadowlark

      The greatest comeback in contemporary music world have to be David Bowie with Where Are We Now? from the album The Next Day.

      He blew the world away with this, proving that even after so many years he still had the talent and was capable of producing a musically varied and rich album.

      I love him. He was my first musical love.

  2. Frances Conlon Kinsella

    The greatest comeback in contemporary music would have to be Liam Gallagher with As you Were.

  3. dylad.

    The greatest comeback in contemporary music would have to be AC/DC after the death of Bon Scott with Back in Black.

  4. Yep

    The greatest comeback in contemporary music would be Manic Street Preachers with Everything Must Go. Seemingly dead in the water (too soon?) after the disappearance of Richey Edwards, fans felt the band should be disbanded while critics said they could never reach the artistic heights of before without him.

    Instead of calling it a day, the now band of 3 went on to produce one of the defining rock albums of the 90’s. Not only convincing most of their hardcore fans they could still do it, but gathering a whole new legion of fans while achieving mainstream success not thought possible before.

  5. realPolithicks

    The greatest comeback in contemporary music would be The Jesus and Mary Chain, for the day that’s in it like.

  6. Matt Lucozade: The Only Reader of the Village

    The greatest comeback in contemporary music would have to be ‘The Man in Black’, Johnny Cash with the American Recordings series with Rick Rubin. A whole new reputation and sounds built for generations who’d never heard of him and those who had followed him for years.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/6z8c/

    Check out the version of Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus” from American IV:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OcoDIrbMtY

  7. Custo

    Rage Against the Machine coming out of retirement in 2009 (?) to nab the xmas #1 and then go back on the road. Their gig in the point on that tour was the best I’ve ever seen and ever will see. Still get goosebumps thinking about the lights going down and the klaxons sounding, and then kicking straight into Testify and the whole place going fupping BANANAS for 2 hours with no let up.

  8. Paddy

    The greatest comeback in contemporary music would have to be Edwyn Collins with Home Again in 2007 after his brain haemorrhage. He had to learn how to speak, read and play guitar after this sudden catastrophic event in his life. The accompanying documentary Home Again showed how his love for music and a superhuman determination brought him back to us.

  9. Donal O hAodha

    Maybe not so much a comeback, but a metamorphosis into it’s true self. Talk Talk’s Spirit of Eden followed by Laughing Stock. Killing the singalonga hip shakes to be reserrected as an instrument of musical truth. Born again after the 3rd album.

    1. Otis Blue

      If you add in Mark Hollis’s solo album you have a suite of work unmatched by anyone. Simply genius.

      All this then nothing.

  10. Daisy Chainsaw

    The greatest comeback in contemporary music would have to be Duran Duran with Ordinary World. The song was recorded in the then guitarist’s house (with stops for Concorde’s sonic boom.) and it put them back in the charts all over the world.

  11. Verbatim

    The greatest comeback in contemporary music would have to be ABBA with their comeback songs in great movies, e.g. Muriel’s Wedding…musical, Mamma Mia.

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