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 [...]

Under the Covers with Britpop – Part #1, BLUR

Under the Covers with Britpop – Part #1, BLUR

The cover version...an opportunity for a band, or artist, to pay homage to an inspiration or an easy way to get radio plays as you plough your way, note for note, through a rendition of a song that people already like but, and this is where you can prove you really are a creative artist [...]

The Year in Britpop…2019

The Year in Britpop…2019

It all seems so long ago. It was a long time ago. We were younger then. We are older now. Look at you now. Don't look at me. Don't look back in anger. Look back with misty eyes and a quickening of the beat-beat-beat of your heart. Them was giddy days. 2019 has brought Britpop [...]

Parklife vs The Great Escape

Parklife vs The Great Escape

  Let's get ready to rumble. Or something. On the most recent episode of the Mild Mannered Army Podcast, Nick Amies and I discussed the merits of the third part of Blur's "Life" trilogy; "The Great Escape".  This followed on from our previous discussion to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the *greatest album of the [...]

Parklife at 25 – Podcast Episodes

Parklife at 25 – Podcast Episodes

Nick Amies and I spent a bit of time dissecting, examining, investigating and blethering about "Parklife" a few weeks back. It is strange to think that it is now 25 years old and that when it was released Nick and I both had a full head of hair and were carrying about a stone less [...]

A Bit of This, A Bit of That…Not so Much of the Other

A Bit of This, A Bit of That…Not so Much of the Other

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Between the lines…

Between the lines…

  Ready then? One Mississippi...two Mississippi...three Mississippi... Love in the nineties. Infatuated only with ourselves. Avoiding all work...because there's none available. Today I'll get up around two, from a lack of anything to do. Civil servants, golfing fanatics, Harley Street doctor...overrated. We all say "We don't want to be alone". Finding ways to stay solo. [...]