IF YOU REMEMBER THE NINETIES...YOU WERE THERE! The Rock 'N' Roll Fifties. The Swinging Sixties. The trashy Seventies. The money-grabbing Eighties. There is a neat bunch of cliches for every era, but THE NINETIES...What the f**k was that all about? John Robb takes us on a personal odyssey through the definitive pop cultural moments that shaped the decade in the UK.
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A front line account of the music and pop culture of the 90s
If you remember the ‘90s... you were there! The Swinging Sixties, the trashy Seventies, the money-grabbing Eighties... there is a neat bunch of clichés for every era. But the Nineties? What the f**k was that all about? The Nineties has been an ongoing pop war -- a battle between nostalgia and experimentalism. It has been a decade where every shade of option has been stretched to the extreme. And all the time pop has mirrored this beautifully turbulent decade. In this book, John Robb will be running with the zeitgeist and shooting from the hip. Writing from the middle of the maelstrom -- dropping E’s in the middle of the acid-house explosion; observing the epoch-moulding Manchester scene; sharing a hot, humid night with Nirvana as the first journalist to interview the group whose influence would dominate the decade. He watches the return of the rock festival and the rise of Oasis from mouldy backroom rehearsals to the stadium rock of Maine Road. Riot Grrrls, Trip Hop, Big Beat , Jungle, Speed Garage, the Glasgow Underground. There is far too much to include here! But Robb also takes in the other aspects of Nineties pop culture, from the fall of the Berlin Wall (he was there) to the new technology; from the death of politics to Girl Power; from TV talk shows (as a former star of the Vanessa show...) to the incredible rise of the combat trouser. Get strapped in for a wild ride!
Also by John Robb: The Stone Roses and the Resurrection of British Pop and The Charlatans: We Are Rock.
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Book Description Random House UK, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0091871352