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Discussion in 'Vinyl Me, Please Info' started by Storf, Dec 27, 2018.
@Storf - any plans for additional coffee-table style books from VMP?
A VMP release of a Libertines record would be heavenly great!
One of the first bands that made me dive into alternative music.
Best pints ever.
The greatest anecdote the beer thread could ever have.
One of my biggest regrets was never going to see them back then and I’m not really sure why I didn’t, I had so many opportunities to! Probably being a skint student I chose a CD or another gig over it!
On the whole, Britpop > Garage Rock Revival.
Antics with the bonus disc(remixes) would be killer
Only few incredible bands like The Libertines (+Babyshambles), The Strokes, Interpol, or The White Stripes really were landmarks for alternative music. The Hives, Yeah Yeah Yeahs or other generic bands/albums are stuck in a contextual artistic creation sound, and aged (sometimes really bad) with rock evolution. Rock will always care for Pulp and Blur, as it already forgot about Kings of Leon.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs generic band!?!?
Sorry if I offended you. I really don’t like them, ahaha.
Would also not call the hives generic. They were playing this whole garage rock revivval sound a good 5 to 10 years before the strokes or libertines
Didn’t wanna sound deprecatory or misinformed, really sorry if anything arrogant was interpreted.
I’m just not a fan of those early 2000’s albums.
Don't worry. It did not come over that way, just wanted to politely disagree. In fact i do not care for the hives on record that much, but saw them a couple of times at Festivals in the 90s and it was always entertaining
+ I just wanted to reaffirms @A Lost Highway’s opinion, stating that Britpop was more “important” than the Garage Rock Revival era.
I'm too young to know them that well, ahah. It was also fun when I saw them last year in Paris, but as far as modern and contemporary alternative rock is concerned, I find their sound out of puff, and a bit bland.
Short answer: Yes.
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I think Europeans have this opinion, but it's hard to describe what it was like to be 15 when the Strokes/Hives/White Stripes thing came along in America. You went from dressing like Limp Bizkit to dressing like the Strokes literally overnight. Those albums didn't sell as well as their cultural impact. When the first Strokes album came out I got called the F-word in the gym locker room for wearing an Is This It T-shirt; by the time of the Fell in Love with a Girl video came out, even the jocks listened to garage rock. Brit pop had literally no impact here outside the Woo-Hoo song by Blur and Oasis' first album. No one tried to dress like Liam Gallagher, you know?
Not even Liam Gallagher tried to dress like Liam Gallagher
Edit: And i think the whole garage rock revival might have been growing much slower over here and not explodef that big. The hives and a few other -mostly swedish bands- were playing bigger rock festivals in europe dince the mid nineties
As much as I loved britpop, and particularly Definitely Maybe, I was very young when it came out as a very British reaction to grunge. While oasis are the band that got me into music britpop was never really my scene beyond buying the CDs because I was like 11-14!
I think people forget just how dire the music scene was in 2000/early 2001. Whilst 2000 had a mad number of classic albums there was no real scene other than nu-metal, which was so dire, and being a music fan at 17/18 marked me out as a weirdo.
Then in late 2001 I went to uni and in my first year out came Is This It, White Blood Cells, Highly Evolved, Up The Bracket and The Coral. It was just so exciting and fresh. There’s not been the emergence of a scene that felt as invigorating for me either before or after.
EDIT: Also @Storf i bet you could rock a parka!
You did not offend me in the slightest and if you don't like them that's fair but in no way is Karen O and the YYYs a generic band. Carry on...
sign me up for her cult, like, yesterday
Only a bit off the track here: There's a great line in Peter Matthew Bauer's (of former Walkmen "fame") song You are the Chapel: "I see you looking like Oasis, why does anyone want to look like Oasis?"
Happy New Year, everyone.