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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 8:25 pm 
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For me just about all of them now sound a bit dated though there's a few Gene singles I still like.

Who can you still listen to and who now sucks a fat one...?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 8:36 pm 
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Ah Britpop reminds me of the beauty of being young... if it happened now I'd emigrate but it was great at the time... brings a wonderfully nostagic tear to the eye, especially Blur and Catatonia and the forgotten Britpop bands (Sleeper and Co...) ah wonderful stuff.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 4:03 am 
oh for the glory days of britpop...

i've been cleaning my room which means i've been moving things around and these things include my 7" singles many of which date from the britpop period (95-97, yes? after the best lp of the movement "parklife" and before it's death in a tunnel in paris) and i can truthfully say, hand on heart that me me me's "hanging around" is still a fantastic record...as are the 2 duffy solo singles i have from that time "london girls" and "sugar high"

other highlights include

menswear- i'll manage somehow
supergrass- mansize rooster
nancy boy- johnny chrome and silver (even though they were american they were still britpop but with an eye to nick rhodes rather than steve marriot)
paul weller- the changingman

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Was Pulp britpop? I listen to Different Class quite a bit.

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I'd forgotten Supergrass. They were superb around the period of their first album. And yep Hanging Around was catchy too.

Pulp were Britpop, Aunky.

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simon los love wrote:
[ ] me me me's "hanging around" is still a fantastic record... [ ]


Well butter my arse, I were bantering about that forgotten slab of Ladrock just at the weekend and no other fucker had a clue what I were going on about, ha. "People say what do you do all day, so I tell them I like hangin' araaaaaand", bosh.

'Ere reckon I'm gonna dig out Shed Seven's Best Of today... seriously as disposable balls-out singalong indie goes, you don't get much better...

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 4:55 pm 
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Well for anyone who is interested, I've noticed that there's a great batch of Britpop singles for sale on eBay at the mo, and it just happens to include Man-Sized Rooster, as well as classic stuff by The La's, The Verve, etc. How fortuitous!

The link is here: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=4033459180&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT


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simon los love wrote:
the britpop period (95-97, yes? after the best lp of the movement "parklife" and before it's death in a tunnel in paris)


If the price to end Britpop was a CIA/EMI plot to dispose of Diana and bring the whole terrible guitar scene to its knees, it was worth paying. Fuck me: Carter, Ocean Colour Scene, the Neds, Kula Shaker and Echobelly - worthless tossrags one and all. It was a wasteland. I think I was listening to Mercury Rev and US stuff at the time, though I definitely bought Parklife for my sins...


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2004 1:00 am 
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Muir wrote:
Well for anyone who is interested, I've noticed that there's a great batch of Britpop singles for sale on eBay at the mo, and it just happens to include Man-Sized Rooster, as well as classic stuff by The La's, The Verve, etc. How fortuitous!

The link is here: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=4033459180&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT


Muir, you're a whore! I'm going to start a thread called "Human Liver - Anyone got one spare?" and see how long you last...

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I think the way guitar based music is back in vogue the current music scene isn't that dis-similar to how it was in the mid to late 90's.

blur vs oasis replaced by the darkness vs keane

mediocre indie also rans getting nationally noticed such as snow patrol, keane, the darkness and the thrills weighed up against ocean colour scene, stereophonics and menswear.

shoreditch and the surrounding area the new camden

good quality bands creeping through such as franz ferdinand, libertines, razorlight vs mansun, longpigs & supergrass (I will argue the case for these 3 bands I think they are unfairly mocked nowadays)

the zutons = space

Going to dig out the old shine albums to reminisce later, will probably be bitterly disappointed.


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I think the way guitar based music is back in vogue the current music scene isn't that dis-similar to how it was in the mid to late 90's.

blur vs oasis replaced by the darkness vs keane

mediocre indie also rans getting nationally noticed such as snow patrol, keane, the darkness and the thrills weighed up against ocean colour scene, stereophonics and menswear.

shoreditch and the surrounding area the new camden

good quality bands creeping through such as franz ferdinand, libertines, razorlight vs mansun, longpigs & supergrass (I will argue the case for these 3 bands I think they are unfairly mocked nowadays)

the zutons = space

Going to dig out the old shine albums to reminisce later, will probably be bitterly disappointed.


Good points Teasy. I'd certainly agree that Razorlight are the new Mansun ie both shite... :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2004 3:28 pm 
Easy now Bovine - Mansun had some quality moments - who can forget the beauty of Stripper Vicar? (ooh it's a bit naughty) and Wide Open Space was magnificent.

Now the Zutons versus Space is an interesting point - I adore the Zutons and play their album to death...in fact I killed the Zutons. (ho ho) I can see what you are saying - I happened to love Space too and the baton of kookiness has been passed on for sure.

Who said were Pulp Britpop? They were Britpop people - and has Suede been mentioned? - I'm a great fan of Britpop and like Teasy said today's music scene is Britpop two. That makes Cavey a happy girlie. :D


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good quality bands creeping through such as franz ferdinand, libertines, razorlight vs mansun, longpigs & supergrass (I will argue the case for these 3 bands I think they are unfairly mocked nowadays)


and I would back you up - well I would in the case of the longpigs and supergrass.

I would still dig out and listen to Gene, Pulp, Blur, The La's, The Verve (if I had the time) ermm what else - There's loads, I have tons of vinyl from British bands from that period but I don't know whether a lot of it would be classified as Britpop.
At the time I was listening to Teenage Fanclub, Saint Etienne, Belle & Sebastian, Radiohead, Stereolab, Mercury Rev, Super Furries...
Pretty much anything new I could get my hands on - I was only a youngster.

I like looking back through my record collection and putting the old things on, it reminds me of how young and carefree I used to be.
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I absolutely adored suede until head music and then they plummeted quickly, I went to see their final gigs and was gutted when they announced they weren't finished, I wanted closure!

there is a 3 disc mansun set out soon, will be checking it out it may be rose tinted but I used to love them.

with regards space and zutons, saw space play the cambridge junction 96/97? and they played at least 3 songs twice, also zutons were dire at v this year.

longpigs i really like, their second album is a bit of a gem methinks.

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Much liked Blur and Supergrass... still do, honestly. Whilst Blur ended up disappearing up its own ass at some point, I've enjoyed all of the Supergrass records quite a lot.

Can't say so much for the rest mentioned. Never my cuppa...

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Fuck me: Carter, Ocean Colour Scene, the Neds, Kula Shaker and Echobelly - worthless tossrags one and all...


While I wouldn't argue with the analysis (though there are one or two Ned's records in the darkest recesses of my vinyl box - next to the Alarm LPs) Carter and the Neds hardly belong in the Britpop grave you're dancing on - if they weren't actually dead and gone by '94 it was only muscle memory that kept them twitching.

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TAKE1TEASY wrote:
I absolutely adored suede until head music and then they plummeted quickly


Yeah, their first 3 albums were excellent. If anyone hasn't read John Harris' book about that whole era, they should get their hands on it immediately.

It may not be trendy or hip, but I still love a lot of records and bands from that period - first 2 Oasis albums, Blur, Pulp, Catatonia, the first Elastica album, etc. Shit like Menswear, OCS, and Cast, though - ugh. Wasn't good the first time around.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:58 pm 
TAKE1TEASY wrote:
...there is a 3 disc mansun set out soon, will be checking it out it may be rose tinted but I used to love them.


Really? I knew that was coming, those bastards at EMI have held their fourth album hostage for a number of years after dropping them and I knew they were waiting for a best-of package to attatch it to.

I loved Mansun, was gutted when that happened. :cry:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 4:26 am 
how about "work, lovelife, miscellaneous" by david devant and his spirit wife?

i bought it for £1 about 4 years ago and it's amazing
at the time i dismissed them as too gimmicky but man alive the tunes on that lp are amazing


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