ANDY LALINO RESPONDS:
Yeah, Tom, MP was such a great band. My fave song of theirs is "Surrender Your Heart", which features a music video made by artist Peter Max. Oddly, it's not on their lame "greatest hits" compilation (a more thorough compilation is long overdue).
In addition to "Extreme", Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Squeeze failed to re-unite as well. There was an online petition to get Squeeze to reunite, but I'm not sure what the status is currently. Frankie made some news in the BBC entertainment portion of their website. It seems that "Bands Reunited" has hit the U.K. and is getting some press. Not sure if you're a Spandau Ballet fan, but the St. Petersburg Times reported over the weekend that they were reuniting with all original members. I know there was some bad blood between Gary Kemp and the other band members, but I guess the music is more important than petty squabbles.
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