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.
You can hear elements of everyone that mattered … Swell Maps, New Age Steppers, This Heat, The Door And The Window, ATV, Twelve Cubic Feet, Robert Wyatt, The Raincoats, Arthur Russell, The Slits …
1. “(INSERT FEMALE ROCK/POP MUSICIAN’S NAME HERE), THE BAD GIRL OF ROCK…” Description: Virtually every female musician who dyes her hair ‘punk’ colors and/or makes vaguely ‘rebellious’ (or quasi-feminist) pronouncements is saddled with this phrase in music reviews or featured interviews. This travesty of words has been going on since The Slits, and most notoriously […]
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Australia. You worry me sometimes.
The oddest thing about this cautionary tale of Christmas alienation and loneliness with its gently chiding guitars and taut rhythms and repetition, as told by former Slits guitarist Viv Albertine, is that it sounds way, way more like prime Raincoats than it does her former band. There’s the same worrying paranoia and utilisation of vaguely […]
Bangs wept. This music makes me deliriously happy. It clatters, it splatters, it shatters, it matters. I’ve listened to the album front to back, back to front, sideways, length ways, every which wrong ways, adored the New Order steals, the slices of unrequited Bikini Kill/Skinned Teen screaming, the tributes to the female Captain Beefheart, the […]
This is primal. Damn. Is that all I can think of to say? Played it twice, thoroughly entranced. This is sexual. Third time, I was hooked. Damn. Is there a certain age, beyond which I’m not allowed to refer to sex within discussions of music? Or is it always OK/not OK? This is thunderous. Damn, […]