Inspired by our Feeder feature on the frontpage of DiS today ( http://drownedinsound.com/in_depth/4144439-guitar-musics-dead-i-think-thats-absolute-bollocks---dis-meets-feeder ) , I thought we should do one of those stalgic threads where we glance back and reminisce about bands from 'our youth' (well, my youth anyway, I know some of you are older and many far younger than I).
It was a time when brit-pop had become deflated but continued to hiss away. There were Americans ravaging us with their glossy major label releases filled with covers of 'Beat It' and 'Faith'. It was a time when the backdraft from Nirvana's implosion had left us wanting for more. We rummaged through Kerrang, Vox, Q, Melody Maker and NME, in the hope we'd find something special recommended beside the listings, something with riffs by some band who were opening the Reef, Manics or Skunk Anansie concert circled on our calendar which came free with a computer game magazine. Or maybe these hot young things with their grungy hair and cheeky 'tude would be playing at our local rock venue. Or at least one within driving distance.
Apparently the late 90s was a terrible time for music. Apparently the early noughties was a terrible time for British music. Let's see if we can make people reconsider this a little with some youtube links -perhaps even a playlist - of heroes and also-rans and might've beens....
Started A Playlist: http://open.spotify.com/user/seaninsound/playlist/1xSjkzPurKjxzTyAGmQTu7
Muse – Agitated [Live]
Ash – Lose Control
Idlewild – A Film For The Future
3 Colours Red – Sixty Mile Smile
Mclusky – Lightsabre Cocksucking Blues
Placebo – Nancy Boy (Radio Edit)
Manic Street Preachers – Faster
Seafood – Guntrip
Hundred Reasons – Drowning
Reuben – Eating Only Apples
Llama Farmers – Jessica
My Vitriol – The Gentle Art of Choking
Six by Seven – Ten Places To Die
Feeder - High
Wrong songs? Clearly lots more to add... need not be a definitive list.
p.s. I'd be surprised if one of you weren't in this bouncing mob http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnTb475MO5I (...can anyone find 'Killing Position' online?)