On the occasion of the publication of Luke Haines’ Bad Vibes: Britpop and My Part in Its Downfall, DiS reappraises his four classic records under the banner of The Auteurs
best british indie band of the 90s
is quite depressing for a reason i cant quite put my finger on.
with after murder park in second
The Auteurs were massively underrated, unlucky to have come along when Britpop was in full swing. The b-sides to Light Aircraft on Fire and the Back with the Killer e.p tracks were all excellent too.
a classic. Followed by Cowboy, then New Wave. I think they started to lose it a little with Bootboys.
especially baader meinhof outtakes, "cowboy" era peel sessions, all those brilliant "new wave" b sides..
Can't decide how good it could be. Love his music but the title makes the book sound a little cash-iny.
purposely sounds cash-in...and why shouldn't he? Auteurs were never as big as they should have been and Haines has bills to pay like any of us. People I know who have read says it great.
It's not 'Lights Out' that contains the lyrics you describe - it's 'The Rubettes'.
I had to stop because I was laughing out loud too much. Full of bitter, witty humour. The episodes with Suede are excellent, come payday I shall buy it..
The Auteurs were actually on tour with Nirvana in Europe in 1993? Given Cobain's control freak issues with who supported them I think it's safe to say that he thought highly of the band to allow them to play. They were definitely more kindred spirits than Brett Anderson/Damon Allbran.
In my opinion Luke Haines did wonders for <ahem> the outsider in Pop, up til then you had to be some shrieking mentalist like Julian Cope/Terry Bickers/Lesley Rankine or boring failure like Birdland. Without Luke Haines there'd have been no Tindersticks, Belle and Sebastian, Gretchen Hofner, Sophia (Robin Proper Sheppard), Patrick Wolf, Victoria English Gentleman's Club, Fosca... I see a lot of his influence around... Even Jarvis's star quality may not have shone through without the groundwork Luke Haines did beforehand?