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The Nineties
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  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409034421
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

The Nineties

What the F**ck Was That All About?


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A front line account of the music and pop culture of the decade.

The Swinging Sixties, the trashy Seventies, the money-grabbing Eighties. . . . . there is a neat bunch of cliches for every era. But the Nineties' What the f**k was that all about? The Nineties has been an ongoing pop war -- a battle between nostalgia and experimentalism. It has been a decade where every shade of option has been stretched to the extreme. And all the time pop has mirrored this beautifully turbulent decade. In this book, John Robb will be running with zeitgeist and shooting from the hip. Writing from the middle of the maelstrom -- dropping E's in the middle of the acid-house explosion; observing the epock-moulding Manchester scene; sharing a hot, humid night with Nirvana as the first journalist to interview the group wjose influence would dominate the decade. He watches the return of the rock festival and the rise fo Oasis from mouldy backroom rehearsals to the stadium rock of Maine Road. Riot Grrrls, Trip Hop, Big Beat, Jungle, Speed Garage, the Glasgow Underground. There is far too much to include here! But Robb also takes in the other aspects of Nineties pop culture, from the fall of the Berlin Wall (he was there) to the new technology; from the death of politics to Girl Power; from TV talk show (as a former star of the Vanessa show. . . . . ) to the incredible rise of the combat trouse. Get strapped in for a wild ride.

  • Pub date: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409034421
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the Author

John Robb

John Robb is a musician, writer, music journalist and TV presenter. He formed the seminal punk/alt-rock band The Membranes in 1977, and still carries the punk flame today as lead singer of Goldblade, renowned for their incendiary live shows. He has written acclaimed biographies of The Stone Roses and The Charlatans, as well as The Nineties: What the F**k Was That All About? and Punk: an oral history, all published by Ebury Press.

http://www.goldblade.com

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