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Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by shane8, Feb 13, 2020.
have we done britpop lately ?
i'm a bit over all the LZ threads
Britpop's one of those genres I loved at the time, but don't go back to very often.
It really had two eras though, an earlier one where the bands were quite varied and linked only by having a sense of Englishness about their writing and image, and a later one where hundreds of rather average guitar bands got swept up by major labels desperately hoping to sign the next Blur, Oasis or Pulp. I'm still a big fan of the former:
Fans of Britpop owe it to themselves to buy this book by the way! Haines was the main figure in the Auteurs and Black Box Recorder, and takes no prisoners...
Never been a great fan of Brit-pop but I think the two most recent records of Arctic Monkeys are fantastic.
Love Suede & Ride.
Bonus points because A-he is Bruce Dickenson of Iron Maiden fame's cousin and B- he went on to be the developer of the most drool worthy Porsche type vehicles, appropriately named "Singer Vehicle Designs" C- they have a song called "Eat My Dust You Insensitive F$ck"
The Wonder Stuff
And....the bad boys...Oasis
I was 13 years old in 1995 and living in London. Britpop was huge for me (and still holds a special place in my heart). My first concert was Oasis at Maine Road.
It's all about Verve for me.
I Love RIDE (Nowhere) but that was shoegaze.. after that came Britpop and Shoegaze was pretty much dead.. :-/
Yes, Suede was Britpop. RIDE tried to 'ride' the Britpop train but failed miserable (while losing their shoegaze fanbase).
Good to see some Manics love in here and Oasis is a given, but I'm with @Hallogallo ... it's The Verve for me too. "Bittersweet Symphony" was the hit and they often get bashed for the sample but there's more to the band than just that song. And Nick McCabe's swirling, near psychedelic sounds were a huge part to their early success.
A couple of tasters outside of Bittersweet...
Ah, one more from The Verve as I'm now in the mood and this popped up when shuffling through the iPod. Listen to how McCabe weaves in and out of the melody on this one. Just beautiful! So many textures.
They’re seen as more Grebo than Britpop, but Ned’s will always be one of my favorite bands from that time.
Many great bands and, especially, songs...
For me, Blur are one of the best bands ever. Stellar musicians & a strong "band" vibe. Also, their stuff has aged well.
I recently re-discovered the Verve's "Urban Hymns", what a cool sound/production.
Verve / Ashcroft fan boy here.
Of note, it was The Charlatans that really turned me on to the Hammond Organ in a modern sensibility (at the time). I was probably 15 years old at the time.
Huge Verve fan, McCabe‘s use of reverb is amazing and a a major tone reference for me.
also totally love Oasis, Stone Roses (second coming should be required listening for all guitarist), Charlatans, Catherine Wheel. Early 90’s had such amazing music.
Radiohead need mentioning although I don’t know if their early stuff would be considered Britpop.