On second thought… Be Here Now was the 1997 follow-up to Oasis’ massive hit, (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? To say the former met with mixed reviews given the bar set by the latter is an understatement. In hindsight, everyone seemed to just be confused. Lots of people initially praised it as “bold” and “ambitious,” … Continue reading Noel Gallagher Remixes Oasis Track for Reissue
Well, the NME has done it again. Whether through constant haranguing via the publication of rumors, amazing sources with inside information, or dumb luck and wishful thinking, the voice of British music news has seemingly brought about another reunion. And this is no ordinary reunion, but one of the least likely and most wanted among … Continue reading The Stone Roses: What The World Was Waiting For?
Under the Radar interviews Miki Berenyi of Lush: Lollapalooza was a genuine rollercoaster. I did find it difficult to accept the astonishingly macho attitudes… And there was a lot of use and abuse of groupies. I guess everyone involved would say that the girls were willing participants, but a naïve ‘nobody’ is likely to overstep … Continue reading Miki Berenyi remembers Lush
People love ’em, people hate ’em. Take a side. I know which one I’m on. Oasis – Lord Don’t Slow Me Down A great return to the vintage Oasis pub rock that sloshed beer and stomped boots in the late 90s. I love when they cut loose with the Big Rock.
BBC Timeline: Blur v Oasis after Britpop.
The Stone Roses – The Band That Saved Brit-Pop (or The Most Disappointing Rock Group of All Time). Filter talks to Ian Brown and Mani. Via Chromewaves.
A new DVD looks at the cultural precursors precipitating the rise of Brit Rock and the political co-opting of a movement that led to its ultimate decay.