Melody Maker – April 13th, 1996

Melody Maker – April 13th, 1996

Hello pop pickers and welcome to another trip down memory lane. Forget your worries and cares about Brexit. Forget about the fact that Susan in your office has been looking at you funny whenever you go to the loo. Forget about the fact that your husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend is watching a lot of documentaries about polyamory...which may [...]

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 [...]

Memory Songs #11 “We Hate it When our Friends Become Successful” by Morrissey

Memory Songs #11 “We Hate it When our Friends Become Successful” by Morrissey

It is December in 1991. I am on my way to East Grinstead. I'm not a Scientologist. I am a Mormon. Both organisations have important buildings in that particular town. The reason I am heading their is because that is the location of the MTC. Missionary Training Centre. I have reached the age of 18 [...]

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 [...]