As with any reunion, The Verve’s motives had to be viewed with a few extra grains of salt. This is a band that has notoriously imploded multiple times. So, anyone who didn’t see the dollar signs flashing behind them when they reformed in 2007 just didn’t want to. With news that The Verve has once again disbanded, I trust most you of met it as a matter of course. Drugs and fame and money fuck bands up. Some weather the storm, while others stew in vitriol for decades. The Verve has always been one of those bands I wanted to like more than I did, but whose arrogance too often outweighed its actual chops. I’ll cop to liking a few songs here and there, even some of the reunited ones, but the lyrics seemed to stymie my enthusiasm every time. The reason for the break up this time (allegedly from a source “close” to the band): “They think Richard was just using the reunion as a vehicle to get his solo career on track.” That sounds about right.