Well I Wonder – Meat is Murder Revisited

Well I Wonder – Meat is Murder Revisited

The second studio album from The Smiths is remembered, certainly by those outside the fevered inner-circle of Moz Apostles, for the titular track...a song that saw thousands of pale, bequiffed, listless young boys and girls take to the moral high ground of vegetarianism and embark on a life of hectoring, moralising and judging those who [...]

Mild Mannered Army Episode 7 – SUEDE

Mild Mannered Army Episode 7 – SUEDE

Following on from our conversation about "Modern Life is Rubbish", Nick Amies and I continue to explore the albums and bands who defined the Britpop era with a look at the debut album from Suede. There can be little doubt that Suede were the band who kicked over the statues of grunge and cleared the [...]

Lost Alternatives – Steve Lamacq #4

Lost Alternatives – Steve Lamacq #4

The fourth disc in this look back at the alternative scene of the UK in the nineties is the most alternative of all.  The big names of the Britpop years are absent and many of the bands here will be, relatively unknown, to the casual listener who has purchased this compilation because of the presence [...]

Cup of tea…put a record on #4

Cup of tea…put a record on #4

It was a beautiful day. The sun was shining. Shirt sleeves. T-shirts. Summer dresses. For the more daring boys...shorts. Well, to me that was daring. I wouldn't dare. This is the summer of 1997 and this is the V festival in Leeds. Four weeks earlier I had turned twenty-four, I had finished with university and [...]