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is rallying the Britpop troops on Twitter. :')
Also, why are Chapterhouse, Ride and Adorable in that list of bands? I thought those bands were well respected. Also, they're more shoegaze/alt than Britpop.
Robbie has since issued an apology to Brett and Suede. The Sun put words into Brett's mouth -- he simply used the phrase "crap boy bands" and never once mentioned Bieber, One Direction or anything. Just a sad ploy to get page views on the Sun's part -- not sure why Robbie flew off the handle. WTF did Louise from Sleeper ever do to him?
One shitbag bemoaning other shitbags
I've been chuckling at this all day. As DiSer simon_t observed, the funniest thing about it is the fact that RW has clearly spent fifteen years nursing a grudge against Geneva.
until he mentioned Geneva. Good band.
put me off.
Now he wants to be in One Direction in the 21st of March 2013s
HE WAS CONSISTENTLY LOVELY WITH ME
my favourite bit was Luke Haines moaning that RW didn't namecheck The Auteurs, but did remember Powder :'D
I hope this marks a return to the eccentric fat alien-hunting Robbie, because he's my FAVOURITE. He's so boring when he pretends to be normal.
I saw Take That when they played in Cardiff last year. Robbie did a (way too long) solo bit which ended with Angels. He introduced it by saying *I know this song is one which is often played at funerals, so it means a lot to so many people. If this reminds you of a loved one, this is for you and for them.* Nice sentiment, only undone at the end of the song where he ripped off his trousers to reveal his y-fronts. :D
Shed Seven's Rick Witter: https://twitter.com/Ricktw1tter/status/314726140797407232
I love this story.
Good old bob
Not reallly a feud I was expecting to see in 2013
were they not an american post-grunge act or something like that
but the singer was married to Liv Tyler!
In the Meantime?
but look, they're back! http://www.spacehog.com/
Robbie Williams has done them a favour, because why else would I have been searching Spacehog in 2013?
Nothing like moving on...
That whole record (Resident Alien) is great and their other two aren't too bad either (from DiStant memory).
I remember going to Woolworths to buy the single of In the Meantime and picking up Killer Instinct for the SNES at the same time.
and thinking it was an okay song, then finding Resident Alien in Our Price for a staggering £15.99 or something. Obviously, I wasn't buying it at that rate.
Man, remember the days when you had to hope an album could live up to the good singles they released?
So odd to think back to that pre internet (well it was around I guess but not like this) time.
I kind of miss having to make a really considered choice about which record to buy. The 50/50 decisions in my Local Our Price were true turmoil.
Wasn't expecting to see the band name Symposium mentioned anywhere, at all, today.
Definitely wasn't expecting that mention to be by Robbie Williams.
ECHOBELLY, SHED 7, SYMPOSIUM, MENSWEAR, SLEEPER,
HURRICANE NUMBER 1, RIDE, THE BLUETONES (APART FROM THAT ONE SONG),
OCEAN COLOUR SCENE (APART FROM THAT ONE SONG...HANG ON NAH NOT EVEN THAT SONG)
NORTHERN UPROAR, CHAPTERHOUSE, CURVE, SALAD, ADORABLE, CUD, SPACEHOG,
KULA SHAKER, THE AUDIENCE, POWDER, KING MAKER, GENEVA (SUB-SUEDE - CAN YOU IMAGINE?)
it was really fun stuff. Suggs was there, very, very drunk.
It's like he's 12 years old.
He didn't even do it in a funny / ironic way AT THE END OF HIS FUCKING SENTENCES.
until I noticed he'd put a space in Theaudience. Twat.
looking up stuff.
"Silly cunt seemed happy enough snorting my drugs in my bus at T in the Park '95. In fact he was like a disease for indie bands back then. Couldn't get rid of the fucker. And you can quote me on that."
Did Terry Bickers tweet back about being left off yet?
I always think of The Auteurs as a grunge band, like a British Afghan Whigs really...
I was about to laugh at you for that, but listening to Lenny Valentino now I can *sort of* see where you're coming from. Sort of.
I always had them down as the best of the baroque pop Divine Comedy/My Life Story bunch.
I'm gonna send a shitload of Shine compilations his way
Praise really doesn't come any fainter than that.
it was fun, and loads of the songs are brilliant, but there were some APPALLING lyrics.
I mean they wrote American Guitars on the first album... then accepted the support slot on a Nirvana tour... Sure that Luke Haines would recoil in horror at the thought! But they never seemed to fit into that BritPop mould for me, or they were so precious to me I didn't want them lumped in with that, er, mob!
I thought the main point about Suede were they were meant to be a sort of step above the loutishness of Oasis/Blur at their most puerile. Or is that an excuse as to why they never made it that big...
and well before Blur were seen as loutish (if they ever really were). They made it fairly massive with Coming Up also. Obviously all other bands paled in comparison to Oasis' success, but compared to Blur I think Suede suffered probably from being quite somewhat aloof with the music press and from the loss of Bernard right as they were finishing their second album, which I think really slammed their ability to tour it and obviously that kind of bust up splits a fanbase.
I never really got Suede massively but they had some great tunes. I'd probably take the B-Sides album Sci-Fi Lullabies over most of their other output.
Suede were/are one of those bands that are bigger abroad than in their own country. Especially it seems in Asia, South America and Scandinavia, whereas I don't think Oasis had that much of an impact outside the UK beyond the handful of big hits.
including a link to an interview with Devendra Banhart where he talks about his love of Ocean Colour Scene.
classic. gonna have to steal that
spoke to the NME about this: http://www.nme.com/news/robbie-williams/69348
He's trolling us all, surely? ...also, I like Salad :(
But good fuck that is such an appallingly designed website.
solid album. This blog post is hilarious, mind.