The Happy Mondays
Probably the kings of the Madchester era, marrying funk-inspired indie vibes with electronic sounds to produce the ultimate "baggy" sound.
The story of their musical brilliance and ridiculous excesses made them stars of the latter half of the Manchester musical film, 24 Hour Party People, for which they provided the title track.
But most members of the band have now moved on to other things, including lead singer Shaun Ryder who was last reported to be living in Australia.
Chances of a return? It is unlikely that they will now get back together.
Comeback rating: 2/10
How wrong can you be !!
Incidently for 808 :
Pacific State is still one of the all time best dance chill-out tunes, plucked from a series of albums which were brilliant at the time, but have struggled to stand the test of time.
The ambient techno purveyors - Graham Massey, Darren Partington, Andrew Barker and Martin Price - enjoyed a superb weekly residency on now defunct radio station, Sunset.
Even those unfamiliar with 808 State's music will have heard the theme tune to Terry Christian's former Channel 4 show, The Word, which was among their best known hits.
Chances of a return? Again, 808 State have never really gone away. Their latest release, Outpost Transmissions, is out now.
Comeback rating: 10/10