Super Sonics 40 Junkshop Britpop Greats

Super Sonics 40 Junkshop Britpop Greats

Secret secrets are no fun Secret secrets hurt someone (The Office, Season 3 - Episode 14)   I'm going to tell you a secret. Well, it's not really a secret. It's something that everyone knows but, a bit like the lack of clothes on the Emperor, most people are too afraid to say it. Are [...]

Dream Wife – So When You Gonna…

Dream Wife – So When You Gonna…

Biff. Bang. Pow. This is really gonna knock you out. While tired middle-aged blokes might like to think that anything made by four teenagers who look a bit like they used to look in 1997 and who sound a bit like all the bands they liked at the same point is “exciting” the truth is [...]

The Tides of Time – The Mariners

I don't really like karaoke. If I'm forced I turn to "If I Can Dream" by Elvis or "Don't Let Me Down" by The Beatles...which is ironic because I really hate The Beatles, but I get around this by saying that what I am doing is the version of that song performed by Britpop luminaries [...]

Time the Tale Were Told…

Time the Tale Were Told…

Twenty five years have passed since Britpop ruled not just Britannia but the world at large.  What had started off with a spiky little single from baggy boys Blur back in March of 1992 and that had been thrust into the wider public consciousness with an edition of Select magazine a year after that, had [...]

Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty

Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty

At the start of the Powell and Pressburger film "A Matter of Life and Death" an RAF pilot finds himself hurtling towards his death following a direct hit at the hands of those blasted Luftwaffe boys.  Smoke billows around the cockpit, his second in command lies dead behind him, his parachute is shot to ribbons...his [...]

Revolt. Revise. Realise…

Revolt. Revise. Realise…

"We're gonna do a song, that you never heard before" In 1862 the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by Lincoln and brought an end to slavery.  But then, just eight years later, the Fifteenth Amendment was required to guarantee that an individuals "...race, colour or previous condition of servitude" could not be a reason to deny [...]

Perfection in Imperfect Times

Perfection in Imperfect Times

Isolation Britain is a place where "challenges" have replaced human interaction. One that has intrigued me has been to name five "perfect" albums. The best definition I can come up with to meet this criteria is...an album where I wouldn't skip a single track. All killer, no filler. With that in mind and with an [...]