Oct. 31st, 2010


Oct. 31st, 2010 08:41 pm
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Just wanted to dedicate a wee post to my favourite Britpop band: Supergrass. :-)

They split in April this year. I went to the farewell gig in Glasgow which was amazing, yet incredibly sad. I think they were the first proper band I became obsessed with (shhhh, Spice Girls don't count). It wasn't until I was in my teens that I got into them, but I was enamoured with the video for "Alright" when it first came out. Think I was only six at the time. But I now appreciate the broad scope of their music. I was ecstatic when "Tales of Endurance" made it into the set at the farewell gig.

I also went to see Gaz and Danny's side project, The Hot Rats, around this time last year at a venue called King Tut's Wah-Wah Hut, which is quite an important venue in terms of Britpop. It's apparently where Oasis was discovered, and a lot of '90s Britpop bands made their Scottish debut there. Fantastic place. Anyway, that gig was especially good because I got to meet the guys afterwards. They're so lovely and down-to-earth! I got some vinyl signed, said something like "hiireallyenjoyedthegigtonightthanksssssssss!" and then ran away. OK, I'm crap at talking to people anyway, but it was so nice to see them interacting with the fans.

Where Are They Now? )

And, to finish off, a couple of videos for you. The first one is Gaz being interviewed by Simon Amstell. Too cute.

The second one is a beautiful little track called "Eon", from their eponymous 1999 album. Enjoy!

This Way, Strange Ones... )

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