Britpop – own up then, who did you buy?
As it’s getting on for 15 years since the start of that dizzying period in British music, it’s time to get the skeletons out of the closet. Which CDs did you buy whilst caught up in the moment that you now rarely, if ever, listen to?
Come on, someone must have bought the Belly CD…Posted 9 years ago
Oasis were very definitely Britpop.
Or very definitely maybe.
I don’t count shoegaze bands as Britpop, I think to be properly Britpop bands have to base their look and sound on acts from the ’60s, ’70s or ’80s.
Eg. Blur – Kinks, Oasis – Beatles, Pulp – Human League, Ocean Colour Scene – Jam/Weller, Elastica – new wave.
It was essentially a retro thing, and along with grunge made guitar music in the 1990s very boring. Things have picked up considerably in the noughties, if you discount all those Libertines/Brit school bands.Posted 9 years agoMilkieMember
I hated Britpop! Probably because all my friends did nothing but talk about Oasis this, Oasis that, Liam did this blah blah blah.. So I hated it!
I turned to house music and became a superstar DJ! (Oh yea, that was a dream)
I’ve now bought the old CD’s off my friend, as I now like the old stuff!
My first CD would’ve been Oasis, and I would’ve bought it off my mate about 2 years ago, for nothing (nearly). 🙂Posted 9 years agogrievoustimMember
all of them
still buying tapes at the time though – so none of them have survived
have a few pulp and blur CDs (and a bluetones one I think)
My mate was working as the editor of our student magazine – so I got free tickets to all the london britpop gigs. enjoyed it at the time but it never felt like anyone was doing anything that was going to change the world
met my wife at a sleeper gig!Posted 9 years ago
I always thought that Blur were the archetypal britpop band.
Maybe, but weren’t him out of Blur and her out of Elastica having it off anyway?
Members of both bands could probably be found down the Good Mixer in Camden most nights for a couple of years. nb. The Good Mixer was the Hawley Arms of it’s generation (what is it with poseur indie musicians and grotty north London boozers?).Posted 9 years ago
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