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 [...]

Whiteout

Whiteout

Greenock sits on the West coast of Scotland and on the surface is a fairly genteel sort of a town…a bit more upmarket than it’s neighbour Port Glasgow…but it is still, like so many towns in that part of Scotland marked by decades of industrial decline and under-investment. Which makes it fertile soil for dreamers [...]

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 [...]

Cup of Tea…Put a Record On #7 “NUISANCE” by Menswe@r

Cup of Tea…Put a Record On #7 “NUISANCE” by Menswe@r

"If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit." (W.C Fields) Keep it real. 4-Real. Mean it man. The thing is this, very often when people hail the authenticity, the sincerity and the "realness" of a band or musician the band or musician are, in fact, dull. Really dull. Go and listen to [...]

Yanks Go Home

Yanks Go Home

And so the story begins... 1992 had seen the "grunge invasion" with lots of boys and girls from the U S of A finding themselves with record contracts, chart successes and spots on bedroom walls despite their having no recognisable tunes or melodies and being in possession of the sort of wardrobe that would make [...]