“AND this hollow feeling grows and grows and grows and grows.
“And you want to phone your mother and say,
“‘Mother, I can never come home again.
“‘Cause I seem to have left an important part of my brain somewhere,
“Somewhere in a field in Hampshire alright.”
Sorted For E’s & Wizz by Pulp
OF LATE I’ve been listening to a lot of Britpop, the defining music of my yoof.
And by “a lot”, I don’t mean sticking on What’s The Story (Morning Glory).
I mean I’ve been listening to long-forgotten albums by the likes of Gay Dad and Spacehog, trawling charity shops for Gene singles, outbidding people on eBay for the right to hear Longpigs b-sides.
Basically I’ve pushed deeper and harder into the recesses of ’90s guitar pop than I’ve ever been.
Alas Spotify doesn’t allow for a lot of this, but nevertheless I felt compelled to put together a playlist showcasing some of this forgotten Britpop, dusting off the B-sides and album tracks, and featuring nothing ever released as a single.
Fall into the time tunnel below, and feel free to point out hidden gems I’ve missed in the comments section.
ANDREW Parker, the editor of indie music website Electric Banana, which features music news and reviews, has kindly put together a Soundcast playlist for Sound Advice.
He says: “Indie music: the fine art of finding obscure CDs to annoy your friends with.
“The 1980s and 1990s are the unofficial golden age of indie music – with subsequent ‘Best Of’ polls usually topped by Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ and the like. However, I have recently embarked on an exciting personal quest to discover (or re-discover) indie songs that have been forgotten, are criminally underrated, or have simply been ridiculously ignored by the good folk of the 21st century.
“My scrumptious indie selections here consist of classic American alt-rock, eighties indie-pop,
feedback, a cover of The Carpenters, and remarkably (for a 1990s-themed list) no sign of Oasis or Blur anywhere! Blimey.”
To open the playlist in Spotify click here, listen below, and visit Electric Banana for more information on, well, Electric Banana.