WHOA. I think I may have actually spasmed or the like when I found this community, I was so damn excited.
I've always been a Brit Music fan, but it became an obsession recently when I read 'The Last Party' by John Harris (Anyone else read it?). It's focus is Blur and Oasis, but also Pulp, Suede and Elastica. There's a bit of Sleeper, Menswear, Happy Mondays, Stone Roses (The whole Acid House era to give you an idea of what the 90s were beginning as. It's the whole Britpop scene and it's involvment with British politics), The Smiths, New Order, Joy Division... There's more I can't remember I'm sure.
A LOT of Alan McGee who's now at Rogue Trade working with the likes of The Libertines so also if you're interested in him as well...
Drugs, sex, rock 'n' roll and politics. Really. Good. Book.
Pulp, Blur and Oasis have deep sentimental value because I grew up on Pulp and Blur (The earliest music video I ever remember seeing is 'Country House') and 'Wonderwall' is song that connects me to the people I used to hang out with. At one party we all say around drinking, someone whipped out a guitar and we all sand 'Wonderwall' and 'Buffalo Soldier' (Lol not that Bob Marley has much to do with this community). Also Oasis were my first ever paid for live band (The real first being Dandy Warhols, which was free), which was an brilliant show by the way, even with "side impeded view" seats.
I idolise Damon Albarn, I think he is such an amazing musician (Anyone seen Ravenous? The music for that was brilliant).
So yep, just an intro post really. Hi!
PS: Any Harry Potter fans here? In Prisoner of Azkaban, y'know that guy sitting down reading a Stephen Hawking book, twirling a teaspoon around with his finger absent mindedly? It's Ian Brown!