Live forever : the rise and fall of Britpop

December 23, 2007 at 4:00 pm | Posted in DVD Music | Leave a comment

Live forever : the rise and fall of Britpop takes a look at the 90’s love affair with Cool Britannia and the English music scene. Beginning with the glorious Stone Roses and continuing through to the demise of Oasis, the documentary follows the fortunes and misfortunes of some of the big names.

Rivalling the American grunge scene Britpop was influenced by the laddish working class culture of the day. It reflected the post Thatcher air of optimism – the sigh of relief and unbuttoning of the masses. The film explores this political climate and the way in which Tony Blair and the New Labour Party aligned themselves with the musicians in a rather blatant attempt to win over younger voters.

Director John Dower suggests that the movement died with Diana whose passing over shadowed the release of the third and final Oasis album. But the priceless interviews with the Gallagher brothers, Jarvis Cocker, Damien Hurst and others suggest that the over indulgence and subsequent apathy of some of the bands may have had more to do with it.

If you are a fan of the music you might want to check a couple of our newer aquisitions….

‘The Stone Roses’

‘Pulp – Different class’


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