Wow, something that could bring back good memories. Apparently a DANZIG fan has created a petition by asking its fans to help bring the original lineup back together, even for the 25th anniversary of their self-titled debut album, which would have happened next year.
The original lineup, which lasted from 1987 to 1995, is the one that recorded some of DANZIG‘s famous songs like “Twist of Cain” and “Mother”. Cited as a “classic”, this lineup consisted of Glenn Danzig on vocals, John Christ on guitar, Eerie Von on bass and Chuck Biscuits on drums. Together, they recorded four albums and one EP before three out of four of the members left, leaving Glenn as the only remaining original member of DANZIG.
Smokin’ Johnny, the creator of the petition, issued the following statement regarding this “reunion” speculation-thing:
Everything Glenn Danzig made after he fired his former Danzig bandmates after the “4” album has been boring, lame, and, at times, garbage. It’s time for a change. Like Glenn, three of the members of the original lineup (John Christ, Eerie Von and Chuck Biscuits) are consummate professionals, all have a massive international following, and are extraordinary musicians. It’s about time for a change to come.
The original Danzig lineup deserves to get back together. It’s been 17 years since three out of four of the members moved on to their own lives. They all helped shape the rest of the ’80s and most of the ’90s and helped revive my music after I first listened to them.
My goal is to recruit as many members to the petition as possible in order to get Glenn to listen to what we have to say. We want the lineup that made popular songs like “Mother”, “Twist of Cain” and “Dirty Black Summer” back! We would all love to see a reunion tour happen.
The second goal is to get John, Eerie and Chuck back together, that way Glenn can forgive them. This may sound a little silly or whatever, but the Danzig band is just not the same without those guys. Oh, and for those of you who are wondering, Chuck is not dead.
And last but not least, 2013 will be the 25th anniversary of the first Danzig album. John, Eerie and Chuck should join Glenn if there will be an anniversary tour.
If you agree that the original DANZIG lineup should get back together, go here to sign.