The biggest quandary facing Mr. Big is that the band was always grossly underrated. The fact of the matter is that Mr. Big was comprised of great musicians - but horribly branded by one hit song. "To Be With You" isn't necessarily everything that Mr. Big stands for - but is all anyone seems to remember. Sad.
The fact that Billy Sheehan was a member should at least count for something. The man is a machine on the bass! This isn't to say that Eric Martin, Pat Torpey and Paul Gilbert didn't pull their weight - because they did. Mr. Big created a lot of very moving, spiritual hard rock songs - yet no one really gives the band their due props. I can see this reunion working if Mr. Big latches on to a shed tour over the summer. I don't anticipate the band going out on their own and enjoying a very successful run but the right package just might make for a fun evening of summer music and drinking under the stars.
I'll admit that if Mr. Big plays an event like Rocklahoma, I'll be all over it. Festivals are great for seeing newly reunited bands or lesser known acts. I can't think of a better excuse to scream the lyrics of "To Be With You" and "Just Take My Heart" in the blazing heat in the middle of Oklahoma.
So, what do you think? Are you excited for a Mr. Big reunion?