They say, in the eighties, there was nothing. Everyone just existed: some romanticized the good old days, some did electronic music, but generally - everyone was bored. Britain was not so great.
Oh wait! There was a punk movement.
By the end of the decade, it was pretty much done though. So now people had nothing, in particular, to believe in. They still had their DIY clothes and wild hairstyles, but no wave already.
And this is as fashionable as it gets for sports fans.
Nirvana does Top of the Pops performance, where, not allowed to play live, they just show off all over the place. And as the UK youth saw this happening, they did not exactly fall in love with Grunge but rather got the idea for their own attitude of the next decade. "The Scene That Celebrates Itself", as they call it, was finding its way.
Blur release their third studio album, Parklife
The singles include:
1. "Girls & Boys" Released: March 7, 1994 2. "To the End" Released: May 30, 1994 3. "Parklife" Released: August 22, 1994 4. "End of a Century" Released: November 7, 1994
"Blur went from being regarded as an alternative, left field arty band to this amazing new pop sensation"
— Graham Coxon, |Blur
Live Forever - The Rise and Fall of Brit Pop
Hilarious documentary about the Britpop music scene in the Nineties, featuring all the main brands of the scene exposing the truth behind the myths.
Oasis from the Archives: Noel in 1994
Just before the release of Definitely Maybe, Caspar Llewellyn Smith caught up with Noel Gallagher to find out about scraps with Liam, spats with Suede, and why people would still be listening to his band's debut album in 20 years' time.
Britpop on the BBC: Class of '94
BBC celebrates the 20th anniversary of Britpop with series of special programs and features.