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‘Time’: Supergrass vs. Marion

‘Time’: Supergrass vs. Marion

Supergrass – Time Amazingly, ‘Time’ was released as a double a-side with ‘Alright,’ the fifth single from Supergrass’ fantastic 1995 debut, I Should Coco. The blues swagger of its final single ended up being their breakout hit. Much of Supergrass’ songs exude a feeling of summer, and this one is no exception. It seems appropriate […]

‘Sleep’: Marion vs. Longpigs

Marion – Sleep Could this be one of the most underappreciated Britpop songs of all-time? It has all the elements of pop brilliance: an energetic beat, driving guitars, intriguing vocals, and most importantly, a couple of catchy harmonica breaks. Or, maybe I’ve ‘too much spandex on the brain,’ whatever that means. Okay, this song is […]

What’s In A Name: 8 Bands That Go By Their First Names

Britpop in the ’90s was a friendly scene. We abandoned all formalities, and many of us were known only by our first names. Meet some of the bands we were introduced to during that great decade. My Name Is: James (1982-) James formed in 1982 in (a rented room in?) Whalley Range, Manchester. Early incarnations […]

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Here Are Four Great Marion Songs

Ahh, Marion — Manchester’s other favorite Britpop sons. They are a band that never got the credit deserved for making an incredibly solid debut album, 1996’s This World and Body. They wrote harder, darker rock songs than many of their Britpop contemporaries. Lead singer Jaime Harding could actually sing delivering smooth vocals bursting with passion. […]

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2012 Was the Year Of Marion (Except, not really)

Okay, so perhaps the rest of the world doesn’t realize that 2012 was the year of Marion but hear me out. In late 2011, Manchester’s other forgotten Britpop sons announced plans to reunite with the group’s original lineup. Over the years, lead singer Jaime Harding reunited Marion in various incarnations but never with the original […]