Britpop At The BBC


In 2014 the BBC celebrated 20 years of Britpop with Steve Lamacq and Jo Whiley bringing back the Evening Session and inviting listeners to vote for their favourite Britpop Anthem. Britpop at the BBC features the public’s favourite Britpop anthems including the iconic bands of the era with a rare clearance of Oasis ‘ Wonderwall’ along with all the tracks that defined the genre Blur’ Parklife’ , Pulp ‘ Common People’, The Verve – Lucky Man, Radiohead – Creep, Paul Weller – The Changingman , Ash – Girl From Mars , Suede – Animal Nitrate.

Steve and Jo choose their favourite tracks from their time on the Evening Session uncovering forgotten favourites from Ocean Colour Scene - The Day We Caught The Train, The Divine Comedy – Something For The Weekend, Space – Female Of the Species, Elastica – Connection, Lush – Single Girla and Kenickie - Punka. To quote Steve Lamacq from the sleeve notes ‘Here you’ll find a whole array of bands; the mavericks and miscreants who made Britpop what it was’.

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