"There's something in the air. For the first time in 30 years, Britain is exporting pop music again"
What are we doing here?
They say, in the eighties, there was nothing. Everyone just existed: some romanticised the good old days, some did electronic music, but generally - everyone was bored. Britain was not so great.
By the end of the decade it was pretty much done though. So now people had nothing in particular to believe in. They still had their DIY clothes and wild hairstyles, but no wave already.
And this is as fashionable as it gets for sport fans.
Nirvana does Top of the Pops performance, where, not allowed to play live, they just show off all over the place. And as the UK youth saw this happening, they did not exactly fall in love with Grunge, but rather got the idea for their own attitude of the next decade. "The Scene That Celebrates Itself", as they call it, was finding its way.
THE VISION ARRIVES
"Our current state sucks. Let's look for something interesting in the past. Let's pretend the past is still here."
Suede were one of the first bands to establish themselves in this new genre. They set the guidelines for everyone to follow. As the journalist John Harris wrote, "If Britpop started anywhere, it was the deluge of acclaim that greeted Suede's first records: all of them audacious, successful and very, very British"
Blur release their third studio album, Parklife
The singles include:
1. "Girls & Boys" Released: 7 March 1994 2. "To the End" Released: 30 May 1994 3. "Parklife" Released: 22 August 1994 4. "End of a Century" Released: 7 November 1994
"Blur went from being regarded as an alternative, left field arty band to this amazing new pop sensation"