In the last few years, music lovers have been blessed with the reformation of countless seminal bands, pioneers who changed rock history, and in some cases, challenged our preconceptions about the relationship between artist and audience. Mission Of Burma, Television, Soft Boys, Gang Of Four, Rocket From The Tombs, Throbbing Gristle, Wire, Buzcocks, the Pixies, Dinosaur Jr., etc. I could go on all day. As could some of the bands I’ve just mentioned.

But would any of us have dared to imagine that one day the Spin Doctors would put aside their petty differences and show 2005’s crop of young punks just how the Nightingales Generation used to do it back in the day? (link courtesy Sam Frank)