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The BBC Celebrate 20 Years Of Britpop

April marks the twentieth anniversary of Blur’s Parklife, a milestone that will multiply over the coming months. Soon, we will be celebrating Oasis’ Definitely Maybe and Suede’s masterpiece, Dog Man Star. Do you remember the first time you heard Pulp’s ‘Do You Remember The First Time?’ or made a connection with Elastica’s ‘Connection?’ That’s right, [...]

Jessica Blanchard

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Friday Flashback: “Moving On Up” by Primal Scream

Here’s an uplifting song for you this Friday. “Moving on Up” is a hit from the classic psychedelic Primal Scream album Screamadelica and is generally accepted as one of the standout tracks. In this black and white video, the band make no apologies for taking inspiration from the 1960s as Bobby Gillespie does his best Mick Jagger impression. [...]

Jamie Blanchard

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If you won the lottery, where would you travel to?

Everyone loves luxury travel, and if you were to win the lottery, you’d certainly be able to fund it easily. The big question is, though, where would you go?   In recent National Lottery information released by Camelot and Oxford Economics on more than 3,000 lottery millionaires in the UK, there were a number of [...]

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The Best Covers By Arctic Monkeys

This week I posted a story about covers of Arctic Monkeys songs — and how it’s very hard to find one that stands up to the quality of the original song. Today I’m posting the flip side of that: songs that the Arctic Monkeys have covered. Personally, I love cover songs. I think they are [...]

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Britpop Bookshelf: Life by Keith Richards

Keith Richards is one of the best known and respected guitarists of the Brit rock scene. He’s wild, a little strange, sometimes unintelligible, but always interesting. The same can be said of his memoir, Life. In the book, Richards reflects on everything from his early life growing up in a council estate and his love [...]

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The Smiths Singles Retrospective

There have been reissues. There have been repackages. And now it’s time to reevaluate the songs. So, put on your tacky badge, and let’s take a look at the seventeen Smiths singles that were released from 1983 to 1987. In just four short years, the Manchester-based band broke on to the scene — confusing, titillating, [...]

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The Best Covers By Arctic Monkeys

This week I posted a story about covers of Arctic Monkeys songs — and how it’s very hard to find one that stands up to the quality of the original song. Today I’m posting the flip side of that: songs that the Arctic Monkeys have covered. Personally, I love cover songs. I think they are [...]

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Pop stars – love or hate the Grand National?

So which stars will be slamming the Grand National this year? The great race is almost upon us and most years see one or two stars speaking out against the race for its perceived cruelty. Last year’s highest profile Grand National opponent was Leona Lewis who unleashed a foul-mouthed attack on Twitter over the race [...]

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Style Profile: Jake Bugg

Young songwriter Jake Bugg is wearing a Bottle Green Stripe Collar Pique Polo in the video “Two Fingers”. Here’s a screen cap below. We’ve written a little about Jake here and are mostly fans. Some songs better than others but on the whole worthwhile. My opinion is i’d like to see what he does on [...]

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My Rare Britpop/Indie Cd Collection Is For Sale!

Selling lock stock my cd collection of rare britpop and some “indie” cd’s. There are singles, ep’s and albums. All cd’s are burnable and useable condition with cases. I’ve checked twice. I also have these on MP3 if for some reason one doesn’t happen to work. Below is the entire list of 174 cds. Being [...]

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