Author Topic: Supergrass to Reform?  (Read 1845 times)

Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #30 on: September 09, 2019, 09:46:19 AM »
I’d be up for the fancy box set if it wasn’t for the tacky-looking 12” picture disc. Wonder if this new single is one of the rarities from that box, rather than a new recording?

Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2019, 09:47:48 AM »
They were a brilliant pop/rock band. I can't believe that final gig was so long ago. We nearly got thrown out because a mate lit up a fag. We were seated too.

BRUNDO'S MATE: *smokes a fag*
VENUE SECURITY: "Put it out!"

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Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #32 on: September 09, 2019, 10:36:46 AM »

Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #33 on: September 09, 2019, 10:53:50 AM »
Looks like Leeds will work out the best for me.

Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2019, 10:55:45 AM »
I’d be up for the fancy box set if it wasn’t for the tacky-looking 12” picture disc. Wonder if this new single is one of the rarities from that box, rather than a new recording?

It won't be a new recording.

I do like the box set though... #moremoneythansense #andnotmuchmoney

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Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #35 on: September 09, 2019, 12:09:35 PM »
there was a "where are they now?" article in the Guardian with a lot of Britpop second and third tier acts and every last man jack of them denied being Britpop. and yet they all were.

Yep they've all done that for the last 25 years! ''We were lumped in with Britpop but we weren't really part of it.'' Well who bloody was then? Just Menswear all on their own was it? Fair doos it was just a nebulous term coined by music journalists in the mid 90s as shorthand for the current raft of poppy guitar bands making the charts, but surely that means if you were in a poppy guitar band and making the charts in the mid 90s then you WERE BRITPOP. And why do they even care, if it was just a meaningless term and a scene as such didn't really exist anyway? Are they really that petrified of any remote association with Oasis, as if it's going to besmirch their creative legacy or something?

The Bluetones
Blur
Catatonia
The Charlatans
Dodgy
Echobelly
Elastica
Kenickie
Kula Shaker
Mansun
Menswear
Oasis
Powder
Pulp
Shed Seven
Sleeper
Stereophonics
Suede
Supergrass

and God knows who else you were all Britpop so get over it.

Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #36 on: September 09, 2019, 12:25:32 PM »
No way Catatonia and Kenickie were Britpop, lady.

Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #37 on: September 09, 2019, 12:26:43 PM »
Turns out that “new single” is a Police cover.

Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #38 on: September 09, 2019, 01:10:59 PM »
on the 1995 BBC2 compilation show called Britpop Now, hosted by Damon Albarn, even PJ Harvey was Britpop.

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Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #39 on: September 09, 2019, 01:39:00 PM »
No way Catatonia and Kenickie were Britpop, lady.

They were, particularly Catatonia. Absolutely textbook Britpop.

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Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #40 on: September 09, 2019, 01:57:25 PM »
What linked all those British guitar bands of the 90s (aside from them being British guitar bands from the 90s) was that, aside from Pulp, their lyrics were always meaningless shite, and Supergrass were no exception!

Loved their first three albums though, reminding myself of Life On Other Planets and listening now, actually, it's aged pretty well!

Britpop
Shitpop
Clitpop

Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #41 on: September 09, 2019, 02:09:30 PM »
What linked all those British guitar bands of the 90s (aside from them being British guitar bands from the 90s) was that, aside from Pulp, their lyrics were always meaningless shite, and Supergrass were no exception!

Loved their first three albums though, reminding myself of Life On Other Planets and listening now, actually, it's aged pretty well!

Britpop
Shitpop
Clitpop

I dunno. I throw on Moving and I'm there, really puts me in the mind of actual motion.

Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #42 on: September 09, 2019, 02:11:18 PM »
Has any era of pop music so comprehensively haunted itself like mid-90s indie guitar pop has in the last quarter century?

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Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #43 on: September 09, 2019, 02:42:55 PM »
Even at the time you wouldn't say "I like Britpop bands" though, if you had an ounce of self-respect. It's an inherently limiting and unambitious name for a supposed musical movement isn't it? "We like BRITISH things, and we like TUNES YOU CAN HUM". The whole thing felt like it had been designed by your mum.

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Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #44 on: September 09, 2019, 02:46:19 PM »
Turns out that “new single” is a Police cover.

A carbon copy one at that. What is point Supergrass, what is point?

Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #45 on: September 09, 2019, 03:16:15 PM »
I assume it's just a marketing idea to coincide with the other announcements.
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Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #46 on: September 09, 2019, 04:53:04 PM »
'Look, it's an unimaginative, mediocre thing!'

Great marketing, monkeyboys.

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Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #47 on: September 09, 2019, 05:07:39 PM »
I used to get my haircut at the same barbers as them in Royal College Street, Camden, The Parrot man. He had a photograph of them visiting for a trim (pre MTV appearance around the corner no doubt).

I know I saw them supported by Cast but can't for the life of me remember where. I want to say Hammersmith but I was going to so many gigs at the time they all became an -ahem- blur.


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Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #48 on: September 09, 2019, 06:02:20 PM »
There did seem to be a spate of music scenes/terms/whatever around that time that none of the bands they were coined to describe actually wanted to be considered part of. New Grave anyone?

Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #49 on: September 09, 2019, 06:16:36 PM »
There did seem to be a spate of music scenes/terms/whatever around that time that none of the bands they were coined to describe actually wanted to be considered part of. New Grave anyone?

yeah The Verve and Placebo were considered New Grave, all the Hut Records bands

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Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #50 on: September 09, 2019, 09:47:31 PM »
Live on Gaz's instagram now.
It looks fantastic.

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Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #51 on: September 11, 2019, 09:05:25 AM »

Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #52 on: September 11, 2019, 09:45:31 AM »
Forty quid for Leeds Academy. I'm too tight for that.

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Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #53 on: September 11, 2019, 10:08:51 AM »
I'd sooner train a Christ plant to grow into my bell-end than gurn through alright forty quid lighter

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Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #54 on: September 11, 2019, 10:13:38 AM »
Blimey that's pretty steep!

Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #55 on: September 11, 2019, 01:10:43 PM »
£40 a ticket is 4 years ago's £25 a ticket. I'm not surprised at all they've priced them at that level.

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Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #56 on: September 11, 2019, 03:11:12 PM »
Just checked and last time I saw them was 2002 at Shepherd's Bush Empire and it was £19.50 that night. £40 is par for this sort of show these days.

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Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #57 on: September 11, 2019, 04:36:50 PM »
BRUNDO'S MATE: *smokes a fag*
VENUE SECURITY: "Put it out!"

It actually got quite unpleasant with the people around us before security was involved. There was nearly a punch up.

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Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #58 on: September 11, 2019, 04:42:41 PM »
Even at the time you wouldn't say "I like Britpop bands" though, if you had an ounce of self-respect. It's an inherently limiting and unambitious name for a supposed musical movement isn't it? "We like BRITISH things, and we like TUNES YOU CAN HUM". The whole thing felt like it had been designed by your mum.

Stuart Maconie claimes to have coined the phrase but I have a 1970's Fab annual somewhere which uses the term Britpop to describe the band, Kenny. Who oddly enough some members look like the older brothers of Stereophonics.




Re: Supergrass to Reform?
« Reply #59 on: September 11, 2019, 04:57:04 PM »
They look like younger brothers of The Stereophonics.