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Film | The Music Video That Changed History?

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Recognise the song this chord’s from?

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Written by Darren Smith

27 April 2009 at 11:21 pm

Film | Talkin’ ‘Bout Their Generation

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I dropped into the cinema today to see The Boat That Rocked. And, yes, it was the nostalgic sexagenarian trip down memory lane to the good ‘ole Swinging Sixties I was expecting. But, it was also a thoroughly enjoyable, vibrant and fun movie, aided a lot by a booming British pop soundtrack.

Directed by Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Notting Hill) and with an ensemble cast. The Boat That Rocked is a comedic tribute to the UK pirate radio stations of the 1960s that were pretty much the only radio stations playing pop music.

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Written by Darren Smith

15 April 2009 at 11:06 pm

Music | Music is my radar

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This post is a quickie but a goodie. One of my favourite music videos care of the boys from Blur — “Music is My Radar”.

The clip is very retro — 60s futurism. The lads are on the set of a talkshow, which has just cut to a break. Behind them are four gigantic posters of the band members, all reminiscent of The Beatles. The set is 60s mod, blocks of red and white.
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Written by Darren Smith

15 March 2009 at 9:23 pm

Brit pop revivalism? Coldplay’s “Voilet Hill” music video

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One of the singles from Coldplay’s latest album “Viva La Vida”.

Quite simply, it is Sargeant Peppers Lonely Hearts’ Club meets “Fools Gold” from those Mancurians, The Stone Roses.

How very Brit Pop. 🙂 And what is Violet Hill? A street near the Abbey Road recording studio of The Beatles fame.

So, go on … take your love down to Violet Hill.

Written by Darren Smith

17 July 2008 at 5:14 am