Death Rattle – The Stone Roses, Primal Scream, Oasis and the travesty of British Alternative Rock in the 90s
Large elements of the UK alternative press seemed to be waiting for the right guitar band to get behind, the right guitar band to believe in. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you The Stone Roses.
I sense a spirit of love that infuses the music with soul and self-expression. And if you think this description suggests a kitsch twee puke-fest, then I’d have sorely done the depth and strength of their music an injustice.
Walking home from the gig I started to think about the solid future of indie rock as a genre and how interesting and different bands are.
This is just about the worst music I’ve heard in years. So bad it’s bad.
1. The Walker Brothers – Nite Flights The Walker Brothers were a huge Sixties sensation, arguably bigger than The Beatles in the UK for a while in their heyday. As with many boy bands in the Sixties, fame didn’t last forever and they split ways in 1967. Probably due to poverty more than anything they […]
There’s a new Television Personalities album out shortly. It’s called A Memory Is Better Than Nothing. Information about it is typically sketchy but it’s coming out on Rocket Girl. It’s far more focused and orchestrated than the majority of Dan’s recent work since his return in the 00s. His songs have been sensitively and fully […]