Before Easter, we asked you: what is the greatest contemporary musical comeback?
You certainly ‘rose’ to the challenge and answered in your tens.
But there could be only one messiah
In reverse order then…
Edwyn Collins – Home Again
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.
The Stone Roses – Breaking Into Heaven
The greatest comeback in contemporary music would have to be The Stone Roses with Second Coming. I 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.
Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name
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.
Take That – Patience
Bertie Blenkinsop writes:
The greatest comeback in contemporary music would have to be Take That with Patience. Love them or loathe them, they came back from being laughing stocks to play massive stadiums…
Manic Street Preachers – Everything Must Go
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 90s. 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.
Previously: Greatest Comebacks