Britpop as an independent phenomenon appeared in the early 90’s and began to spread with great speed in different directions, like a wave. Moreover, some of the groups that gave him birth existed for a long time, and some appeared along with this trend.
In the early 1990s, gloomy grunge dominated America, and anti-star techno and indie rock in Britain. They were anti-star because the compositions were quite long, psychedelic and did not fit on the radio. In addition, British musicians of the early 90s, who grew out of the movement of independent, dark post-punk and Gothic and the Manchester movement, deliberately rejected the stellar image. All were brewed in their own club juice. Gradually, a certain vacuum formed in the ranks of indie groups, which was filled by Continue reading
Do you scornfully call popular music the word “pop”? Really, you should not be so categorical. Not everything is bad, which is called the word “pop.” Especially if it is combined with the prefix “brit”.
Britpop is a variety of alternative rock that originated in the UK. It is characterized by melody, a catchy chorus – in the spirit of the famous The Beatles, just in a new round of development. The history of this movement began in the late 80s, when the British thoroughly tired of the fake, artificial pop. Young musicians realized that modern songs lacked sincerity, real feelings and decided that they had to “return to the origins” of English rock and roll – that is, to the good old music of the hip 60s. Listeners liked this idea. A real sensation was the emergence of groups such as Happy Mondays or The Stone Roses from Manchester, who played high-quality Continue reading
With the release of a large-scale collection of the best hits, Radiohead completed their collaboration with the record company EMI. Lenta.Ru decided to recall the stages of this larger path, which turned the group from loser intellectuals into one of the most influential compositions of our time.
As you know, Radiohead borrowed its name from the eponymous song by American classics of the “new wave” of Talking Heads, released by them on the album “True Stories” in 1986. The group was born in the same year in Oxfordshire, however, then under the name “On a Friday”. This name was also explained quite simply. It was on Fridays that Tom York (vocals, guitar), brothers Colin (bass) and Johnny (guitar) Greenwood, Ed O’Brien (guitar) and Phil Selway (drums) gathered in the school hall after classes for their rehearsals. Continue reading