Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Weren't the 90's great?*

I remember the mid and late 90s as a crass and materialistic time, supremely self-confident but totally lacking in imagination-- sort of like now, minus the mass terrorism. But then I remember a tune like this and I'm transported to a realm of wonder and mystery. A LOT of marvelous and seminal music was created in the 90s, and there were moments--especially in British music--when even minor artists like this created works of genius. Case in point:

*The title of this post is a Luke Haines quotation: a sardonic line in "The Rubettes" by the Auteurs.

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