Topic: Britpop.....did I miss something?
Was trawling around Itunes last night looking for a decent documentary to watch and stumbled upon this http://thehandofcountpetofi.wordpress.c … f-britpop/
True this was made in the early noughties so the afterglow was probably still apparent, but christ talk about licking their own cocks. Alburn, Cocker, Hurst and some editor of Loaded banging on about how they changed the country and turned it into the style capital of the world.
As the 90s was the decade I first started going out, starting in 1990 through Uni and into the big wide world, not sure I would necessarily agree.
To me Britpop was the commercial progression of The Roses/Mondays. Watered down and mainstream, it certainly didn't have the impact of albums such as Sgnt Peppers or Piper at the gates of Dawn. Just the natural progression from Joy division, to The smiths, to the roses to Britpop.
Looking back, I do remember there being a bit of a division between house and indie during the mid 90s, very different to the era of the roses/Mondays when everyone was into everything. At Uni we used to call the indie kids "roll with its" and cane them massively . Also vice versa, with the commercial house turd hitting the charts around then not helping our cause!
We were aware of what was happening outside the dance industry, but there was so much better music to buy around that period. Post club it was portishead, massive attack and fsol. Never oasis. As discussed on previous posts, the heavenly social was not the updated upstairs at Land of Oz it was hyped up to be. The clientele just were too boozed/coked and indie whenever I ended up there.
Suppose the fact Britpop imploded up its coke fueled arse around 98 sums it all up. I would say the influence of dance culture on the uk has had far more far reaching and beneficial implications on our culture than Britpop ever did. A fact overlooked all too often IMHO .