Tag Archives: Suede

Apparently Britpop is 20 years old…

…which makes me feel VERY old indeed… I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this week’s Evening Sessions with Steve Lamacq and Jo Whiley. They’ve reunited to celebrate the 90s phenomenon of Britpop. The Evening Session on Radio 1 was the soundtrack to A-level … Continue reading

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Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A new album please)

Forty years ago today, pop was re-born. In spandex and sequins, it burst forth from the flamboyant loins of Brighton* when ABBA took to the stage to belt out Waterloo and win the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest. I was minus … Continue reading

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No-one out-Bowies Bowie

Recent months have seen the long-awaited return both of Britpop survivors Suede and of their spiritual godfather David Bowie. It’s not the first time their careers have collided… When Suede released their eponymous debut album in 1993 it instantly topped the … Continue reading

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SUEDE: COMING UP AGAIN

In 1994, Suede released what remains to this day my favourite album ever, Dog Man Star: their dramatic, epic masterpiece. Unfortunately, by 1999 things had gone horribly wrong. Their Head Music LP from that year was an uninspired grab-bag of … Continue reading

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