January - February 1993
We kick off the first instalment of Steve Lamacq’s Britpop Timeline at the start of the year, 1993.
13th January 1993
Just before the release of their debut album at the end of this month, Radiohead kicked off a two month UK tour in glamorous Egham. The second night is a freebie gig at London’s ULU. Here, Thom Yorke tries to remember that gig with Steve:
Thom Yorke chats to Steve.
1st February 1993
The start of February saw Radiohead released their second single – ‘Anyone Can Play Guitar’. The track was the follow up to their debut single ‘Creep’ which was first released in September 1992 and reached only number 78. It would of course do greater things on it’s re-release later this year.
‘Anyone Can Play Guitar’ came backed with the B sides – ‘Faithless The Wonder Boy’ and ‘Coke Babies’
Anyone Can Play Guitar CD
6th February 1993
Blur play London’s Town & Country Club as part of the NME Magazine’s ‘Lost In Music’ gig. This week saw St Etienne grace the cover of the NME, above the headline “Chaps, Cracknell And Pop”
Animal Nitrate, Pablo Honey