For a better experience on your device, try our mobile site.
Thursday 15 October 2009, 11:44
BBC Wales Music
Sign in with your BBC iD, or Register to comment and rate comments
All posts are reactively-moderated and must obey the house rules.
Join the discussion...
This was the year before I moved to Wales, but I remember reading about it in the NME and hearing Lamacq et al talking about it. It was a funny time. I think after grunge and Britpop everyone was looking for the next big thing, which inevitably meant anything vaguely promising became overhyped and cursed.That still happens, of course, but it's funny to see a whole city become the focus of attention, albeit briefly.
Report this comment (Comment number 1)
Link to this (Comment number 1)
The whole 'New Seattle'-thing came about because A&R and the music media were obsessed with geography as much as genre. No wonder, really, when you consider the effect that Manchester, Seattle and Camden [hell, the Thames Valley!] had had on British music in preceding years.One sign of the disintegration of the traditional music industry is that things are less geographically obsessed, these days [not as defined by A&R men throwing chequebooks around]... democratization brought about by the internet & the various BBC Introducing shows might be helping, too.Now, instead of geography forming the mould, seems to be more about gender and which 80's electro records you can rip off before anyone else.60ft Dolls at In the City in 1995 is - still - so fresh in my mind. An amazing gig, Changed the way I thought about music, which - given the rather conservative nature of their albums - might surprise some. They were as close as I've ever got to the Stooges or the MC5. With a young Van Morrison [mostly] on vocals.I wonder if anyone has a scan of Mike Cole's appearance in 19, or Jackie, or whatever it was. Hunk of the Month, or something. Hilarious.
Report this comment (Comment number 2)
Link to this (Comment number 2)
This entry is now closed for comments
Thursday 15 October 2009, 10:09
Friday 16 October 2009, 09:56
From arts and music to science and history and beyond, we bring you hidden histories and tales from Wales.
Stay updated with the latest posts from the blog.
What are feeds?
RT @BBCWalesSport: Wales' victory against 14-man Scotland leaves unanswered questions for both sides: http://t.co/hosQF8HReS http://t.co/U7…
Neath born @KEZIABUZZ plays Cassie Blackmore in tonight’s @BBCCasualty at 21:25, on @BBCOne Wales #MadeInWales
RT @AboutTheBBC: Warning: this from @BBCCymruWales may bring a tear to the eye. See Welsh rugby fans sing Calon Lân. >> http://t.co/OuHXsa7…
RT @BBCRadioWales: Was the ref right to send off Hogg for his collision with Dan Biggar? @markring10 says it was a yellow.
#CallRob 03700 1…
RT @BBCWalesSport: Gatland says Sam Warburton has dislocated his shoulder, ruling him out for the rest of the season and possibly the South…
Content from Twitter. Learn more about content from Twitter.
Adam WaltonBethan ElfynCat WhiteawayDerek BrockwayLaura ChamberlainLaura SinnertonMartin AaronPhil CarradicePhil RickmanPolly March
See all contributors
BBC Wales homepageHafan BBC CymruRadio Wales: listen liveBBC iPlayer: Wales television