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Repackaging my youth

In the past month I’ve watched Upside Down: The Creation Records story, started reading Luke Haines’ book on Britpop and received the deluxe reissue of Suede excellent second album Dog Man Star.

Add this to the recent 20th anniversary reissue of Nirvana’s landmark Nevermind and the ongoing R.E.M. reissue campaign and it all adds up to the repackaging of a major part of my youth.

Although it’s striking to be reminded that 20 years have now passed since I was 16 – and it really does seem like several lifetimes ago – I can’t say I mind the repacking and revisiting that accompanies the milestones of decades. Continue reading

Britpop and Luke Haines’ Bad Vibes

“Why is there a cabbage listing to headphones on the cover?

“Luke Haines is insane,” noted Son1 on seeing Bad Vibes: Britpop and my part in its downfall.

And perhaps that’s as apt a review as the book should get, though I would add that Haines’ ’90s memoir is also extremely, and bad temperedly, funny. Continue reading