Penny in the Fountain: Five Texas Bands We Wish Would "Reunite" This Year

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As it goes with many reunions these days, the news of At the Drive-in's reformation neatly coincided with the release of the Coachella lineup on Monday. And yes, people are excited. "One Armed Scissor" doesn't sound especially dated these days, and The Mars Volta's 26-minute solo weed jam revue was getting sort of... tiresome.

So, of course we started thinking about other Texas bands that should probably reunite right before some big festivals this year. Here are our wishes in a jar.

Brutal Juice
Sure, the Denton band's "reunited" a few times since breaking up in the late '90s, but there's obviously still a hardcore following that wants to see them break bottles over their head. They'd be a good pick for Fun Fun Fun Fest...

Geto Boys
Well, they are on Twitter now, but that doesn't necessarily mean Houston's Bushwick Bill, Scarface and Willie D are going to be touring soon. Sure, Bill was threatened with deportation in 2010. And Willie D got out of prison last year. We're not asking for a new album. Just the early stuff. They'd also be good for Fun Fun Fun.

Lift to Experience
I have yet to meet someone who did not talk about this Denton band in hushed, reverent tones. Seems like the chances are slim but... is Josh T. Pearson still in Europe? ...35 Denton?

Red Krayola
They're obviously not going to tour, but this song remains one of the greatest to come out of the Houston psych scene. They'd be a good All Tomorrow's Parties pick.

Glass Eye
This Austin group has also reunited a few times over the years, most recently for SXSW, and their music, amazingly, does not sound dated. This clip from The Cutting Edge puts their roots in perspective. Also, they could and should put on their own festival.

Who else?


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Eh Eh Elizondo
Eh Eh Elizondo

Joe "King" Carrasco and the Crowns.....oh wait, they have reunited

Melissa Holt
Melissa Holt

I only got to see this band once but they left an impression on me... Caulk 

james
james

Wiring Prank

jamal
jamal

Tripping Daisy

Slippery Pete
Slippery Pete

I used to really dig on Recover. Would be cool to see them again.

Mwanza Dover
Mwanza Dover

Course of EmpireGutAndromeda StrainBrutal JuiceFurry ThingsDrums & Tuba

I never got to see Glass Eye. I would really like to see them.

Liles
Liles

Glass Eye played at Theatre Gallery a few times. Brian Beattie had a very singular approach to playing the bass. Never heard anything else like it. His tone and style were really fluid, with a disturbing sub-frequency low end and lots of really weird melodic figures. While everyone else in Austin at the time was mining the roots rock/early Americana thing, Glass Eye was the closest thing Texas had to a NY art rock band. 

Terrapin27
Terrapin27

Slow Roosevelt would be a good starting point. Pop Poppins and/or Sugarbomb will always get my vote. But, for my money (and I know it's impossible), the only correct answer is Tripping Daisy.

Hum
Hum

The "Bill" album is still on of my favorites of all time...

Wylie_guy
Wylie_guy

Some good ol' Collin county boys: EDGEWATER!!!

Ajax0903
Ajax0903

Early Pearl! They were one of the hottest bands in Dallas a few years ago; even play Rock on the Range in Ohio with Motley Crue, Slipknow, Alice in Chains, etc. Had the backing and praise of Ed King, the mastermind behind Sweet Home Alabama, writing the infamous guitar piece known around the world! Early Pearl played a reunion show with Lynard Skynard!

Lastangelman
Lastangelman

1.) The Gourds Kevin Russell is probably going to be extremely annoyed at me for writing this, but I'd love to see a Picket Line Coyotes reunion [ I'd also love to see an mp3  download or CD of their lost cassette classic "We Shall Annex The Sudetenland" - anybody?]2.) A Course Of Empire reunion wouldn't be bad, either.3.) Mildred, with all past members, but I'll take Spot, too.4.) If Gail Hess hadn't sadly passed away ten days ago, Cafe Noir would be at the top of this list ... still super bummed about that .

Hum
Hum

Eastwood and Sorta

Jcha
Jcha

Planet Shock!!!

Roy Turner
Roy Turner

My list would be:

Course of EmpireSlow RooseveltRubberbulletPervisVibrolux

Steve
Steve

The Buck Pets.

Stella
Stella

Thanks so much, Audra! Pretty sure I speak for all Glass Eye band members in saying we're flattered to be included on this list.

Kelly D.
Kelly D.

Oops, I forgot one: The Weary Boys

BadGuyZero
BadGuyZero

The Judy's

Liles
Liles

Another lost Houston treasure: Culturcide

Kelly D.
Kelly D.

Funland and the True Believers of Alejandro Escovedo and Jon Dee Graham

Txmuzik
Txmuzik

I second that Emotion... and why not a Killbilly Reunion while you're at it? BTW Jon Dee Graham is at the AllGood Cafe tomorrow night Fri Feb 13 at 9pm. Yay!

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