Don’t Look Back in Anger: The Story of Britpop – Part 2: Cool Britannia

noelgallagher unionjack guitarThis is the second part of Don’t Look Back in Anger, a BBC documentary about the Britpop era. Part 1: Britain Strikes Back, Part 3: Oasis vs Blur, Part 4: The Party’s Over, The Selected Playlist.

Pulp, Suede, Elastica… All the bands of the vibrant Britpop scene had a thing of their own. But the one thing they had in common was their distinctive britishness, whether it was the way they made music or the way they looked. This renewal in Britain’s cultural pride came to be known as ‘Cool Britannia’ and quickly caught the attention of politicians such as the young and music loving new prime minister: New Labour’s Tony Blair. By the mid 90s, the movement had completely broken into the mainstream and rock was back to the top of the charts.

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Don’t Look Back in Anger: The Story of Britpop – Part 2

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