02 November 2009
Hefner on the Greater London Radio
Darren Hayman and Jack Hayter, two of the four chaps formerly from Hefner, will be on BBC 6 Music tonight at 8pm GMT, talking about and playing a bit of their fine 2000 album We Love the City. Hayman also has a great post up today reminiscing about Hayter and their work together. You could be forgiven for thinking a full-on Hefner reunion was in the works, but Hayman shoots that down pretty definitively: "I don’t care if it’s Pavement, Pixies or Skunk Afuckingnansie, all reformations have cheapened the band in some way. I can’t think of anyone who has pulled it off. Apart from Take That of course."
I don't necessarily think it would be such a bad idea--look at how the Go-Betweens and the Orchids quite respectably picked up where they left off after extended hiatuses. If the four of them still have something to say, and aren't bullshitting us, I don't see why it couldn't work.
Surely, anything Take That can do, Hefner can do better.