britpop?

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  1. flume

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    Still overlooked I say :
     
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    No kidding! I will check that out (from a far)
     
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    :dude





    New Town Velocity to me is a perfect summertime #1 single.
     
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    Would The La's be considered Britpop? The band dissolved as the genre was beginning. They had been around since 1983. Discs released of 80s recordings are quite interesting if you're a fan.

    1988 recording produced by Mike Hedges



    Cast had some good tunes too. They practiced at John Entwistle's studio.



     
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    Tell It Like It Is by Cast has enormous Who fingerprints all over it. And it’s wonderful.
     
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    So...no votes for Teenage Fanclub?
     
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    Dunno about how dead it is here in the land of the star-spangled, since you can catch some good stuff (some really good stuff) from cruising Bandcamp's multivarious offerings* (really broad spectra to explore...Atlanta's band Whores gives me something like a Helmet fix, and that's cool by me).

    *https://bandcamp.com/
     
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    I mean, dead as a force in mainstream culture
     
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    I get what you're saying, but to me rock is a transcendent force against the mundane and the "mainstream" (because to me, "Rock" is or should be, at least to some degree, ultimately, irresistibly and rapturously Dionysian) and if it doesn't splinter the mainstream, it should at least be myriad nagging splinters unignorably both sweetly itching and paining in the palm of the mainstream....
     
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    I know. I said it in my first post where I mentioned Catherine wheel.

    I believe they are no longer Porsche’s but have a VIN unique to Singer, just as Ruf does.
     
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    Were they Britpop?

    To me, they were straight power pop that happened to be Scottish.

    Love them. I am very used to be the only guy in my circles who knows about them.

    Last year I went to Scotland and I was on a tour van and I asked the driver, pretty much out of the blue, got any Teenage Fanclub? He said "Sure, what album?"

    So I subjected all the tourists to the entire Bandwagonesque, twice.

    The sad part is that they were playing here in DC that exact same week.
     
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    I don't tend to associate them with britpop.
     
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    Great band, but not britpop. Britpop tends to celebrate "britishness" IMHO.
     
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    3 of my faves of the era. Britpop as defined ^^ maybe not, but great songs nonetheless.



     
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    And the band that were britpop before it was a thing:

     
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    Oh and if we're celebrating 'britishness' in britpop:

     
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    I tend to view britpop as a fairly broad church, TF owing more to the likes of Big Star and the Byrds notwithstanding.
     
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    Britpop like a lot of movements was a product of media pidgeon holing. By the time the phrase catchall is applied you know its game over.

    Great music was being created in the UK by the likes of Pulp, Manics, Stone Roses, Radiohead in particular, but they shared little musically really. Like terms such as New Wave etc. lazy journalism to create something of nothing.
     
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