Thoughts on the MLIR Daisy Bell and The Strand covers?

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Re: Thoughts on the MLIR Daisy Bell and The Strand covers?

Postby anothermario » 03 Jun 2017, 01:13

Mallard No. 22 wrote:Yes, songs about characters were a feature of the period.


yeah what i think of "britpop" is these character-based songs, why i always considered Mr Briggs to be the first "britpop" song :)
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Re: Thoughts on the MLIR Daisy Bell and The Strand covers?

Postby tom_cas1 » 03 Jun 2017, 01:17

Rubi wrote:Mr. Robinson's Quango worked well in that mid-90s Britpop haze, but nowadays it's a little cringe-inducing.


How so? It sounds as great today as it did then. Hugely underrated it seems.
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Re: Thoughts on the MLIR Daisy Bell and The Strand covers?

Postby Mallard No. 22 » 05 Jun 2017, 06:41

anothermario wrote:yeah what i think of "britpop" is these character-based songs, why i always considered Mr Briggs to be the first "britpop" song :)


Interesting point. Difficult to say when 'Britpop' started - I tend to think that several strands were bubbling away quietly - then when 'Girls and Boys' went into the top ten, it nailed it.
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Re: Thoughts on the MLIR Daisy Bell and The Strand covers?

Postby Rubi » 05 Jun 2017, 20:16

The Drowners is considered by many as the first Britpop single.
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Re: Thoughts on the MLIR Daisy Bell and The Strand covers?

Postby MsMagicAmerica » 06 Jun 2017, 08:43

tom_cas1 wrote:
Rubi wrote:Mr. Robinson's Quango worked well in that mid-90s Britpop haze, but nowadays it's a little cringe-inducing.


How so? It sounds as great today as it did then. Hugely underrated it seems.


I actually put it on a mix cd that I made for my car a week ago. Oh I'm a naughty boy!
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Re: Thoughts on the MLIR Daisy Bell and The Strand covers?

Postby Mallard No. 22 » 13 Jun 2017, 05:57

Rubi wrote:The Drowners is considered by many as the first Britpop single.


Yes, and it was quite soon after 'Popscene'. Some also think that Oasis came in, and did what Suede should have done.

I prefer to think that a number of strands came together to form 'Britpop'. Which became a coherent genre during 1994.
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Re: Thoughts on the MLIR Daisy Bell and The Strand covers?

Postby aldamasta » 13 Jun 2017, 21:53

Mallard No. 22 wrote:I prefer to think that a number of strands came together to form 'Britpop'. Which became a coherent genre during 1994.

This is what I believe as well. So many bands and genres led up to the explosion that really created "Britpop" in 94.
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Re: Thoughts on the MLIR Daisy Bell and The Strand covers?

Postby 101reykjavik » 20 Jun 2017, 20:18

aldamasta wrote:
Mallard No. 22 wrote:I prefer to think that a number of strands came together to form 'Britpop'. Which became a coherent genre during 1994.

This is what I believe as well. So many bands and genres led up to the explosion that really created "Britpop" in 94.


Seconded. Music journalists and historians like to have neatly tied bows such as 'first Britpop song' but it doesn't really work like that does it.
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Re: Thoughts on the MLIR Daisy Bell and The Strand covers?

Postby Mallard No. 22 » 28 Jun 2017, 03:52

No it doesn't :)
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