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Episode 107: Reunited

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Thanks as always to Colin McLaughlin for joining us! You can listen above, and download the episode right here.

Topic:

  • Band reunions (revisited)
  • What is the draw of seeing a reunited band live?
  • Is there anything wrong with getting back together for money?
  • Do reunited bands have a duty to make new music, if they stay reunited past a single tour?
  • Who do we still want to reunite?

Songs:

  • Sugarhill Gang – “Rapper’s Delight”
  • Sleater-Kinney – “Bury Our Friends”
  • Pulp – “This is Hardcore”
  • OutKast – “13th Floor/Growing Old”

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On Britpop, by Sam Murray

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Editor’s note: This article was written as a response to Episode 103: Britpop. He is a former guest of the podcast (see: Episode 92: When in Portland), and is a resident of Leeds.

By Sam Murray

Britpop is often centred on the indie guitar music of the nineties and to whom it applied we don’t ever know because it was everyone and anyone. Britpop is not so much a genre as an assessment of a political and social changed in the nineteen nineties. We do have clear musical sign posts to this in the music of Oasis, Blue, Pulp, Suede and even to a lesser extent The Spice Girls. Britpop was a reactionary music like those genres that had gone before and seized the opportunity to claim new ground and new notions of British Identity in a way stifled under the dark reign of Margaret Thatcher.

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