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reWRITING THE INDIE CONSTITUTION

Monday, June 11, 2007

facebook has made me want to KILL

i'm sorry.
i know this blog is supposed to be about my time as an indie kid etc etc BUT does NOBODY LISTEN ANYMORE?????


i just checked into my facebook to find that some friends have joined a group called "WE LOVE C-86".
that in itself is fine, i love the C86 compilation too.

BUT BUT BUT.

here's the description of the group:

"In 1986, the British music weekly NME issued a cassette dubbed C-86, which included a number of bands -- McCarthy, the Wedding Present, Primal Scream, the Pastels, and the Bodines among them -- influenced in equal measure by the jangly guitar pop of the Smiths, the three-chord naivete of the Ramones, and the nostalgic sweetness of the girl group era. Also dubbed "anorak pop" and "shambling" by the British press, the C-86 movement was itself short-lived, but it influenced hordes of upcoming bands on both sides of the Atlantic who absorbed the scene's key lessons of simplicity and honesty to stunning effect, resulting in music -- given the universal label of "twee pop" -- whose hallmarks included boy-girl harmonies, lovelorn lyrics, infectious melodies, and simple, unaffected performances.

All in all, we share the love of C-86 and the twee movement."


it's utter rubbish!!!!!
what about the other half of the album:

wolfhounds
stump
bogshed
a witness
age of chance
half man half biscuit
mackenzies
bIG fLAME
...fuzzbox...
shrubs

?

or is it just nice and convenient to continue ignoring the stuff that doesn't fit your comfortable little pigeon holes?

and by the way THERE WAS NO SUCH THING, HOWEVER SHORT-LIVED, AS A "C86 MOVEMENT". IT WAS JUST A COMPILATION CASSETTE OF NEW BANDS THAT THE NME EDITORS LIKED AT THE TIME.

fer f*cks sake

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