Have you ever wondered what Jarvis Cocker has on his tour rider? Or what aftershave Liam Gallagher wears? Or how the boys from Supergrass grew such impressive sideburns at such a young age? Stuff like this is all that comedians George Lewis and Paul McCaffrey ever think about. And this podcast will let them find out the answers to these and hundreds more of their dumb questions about the greatest time in music history. In each episode, George (winner of Celebrity Mastermind, answering questions on Oasis) and Paul (knows twice as much about Britpop as George) will be joined by a guest who will chat about their experience of the Britpop movement. They will uncover stories you’ve never heard before, discuss niche trivia and revel in the nostalgia of a time when we all thought Tony Blair, the England football team and minidiscs all had great futures ahead of them.
EP20 - Luke Haines of The Auteurs
59:11In the final episode of series 1 George and Paul come face to face with the man many people credit with creating the Britpop sound, Luke Haines of The Auteurs. Luke was one of the most interesting and vocal personalities of scene and laid it all out in his book 'Bad Vibes: Britpop and My Part in Its Downfall'. The boys get into that, who Luke still sees on occasions from the Britpop days, and his current solo projects. The BritPopCast will return for series 2 so please hit follow and rate the show plus catch the podcast on socials @britpopcast
EP19 - Mark Sutherland of the NME, Melody Maker and Smash Hits
49:54Mark Sutherland is a renowned journalist who was at the eye of the storm as Britpop hit the World. Hear him tell Paul and George about the importance of magazines like the NME, how open the bands and artists were as everyone drank in the same pubs plus which section in the NME was one of the most fun to edit.
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EP18 - Gary Stringer of Reef
44:28Reef were the hairy brothers in the world of Britpop and carved their own niche whilst enjoying massive success with Place Your Hands, Naked, Come Back Brighter and others. A modified Place Your Hands went on to be one of the musical highlights of TFI Friday and it’s these stories and more, including a toilet run in with the legendary James Brown, that Paul and George get into with frontman Gary Stringer. Contact the show via @britpopcast on Twitter and Instagram to send us your Great Gig In The Sky, your Britpop spotted or request who you might like Paul and George to track down and speak to on future episodes. Also, spread word of the podcast and hit subscribe so you don't miss all the great episodes to come.
EP17 - Bez of The Happy Mondays and Black Grape
42:16Truly an icon of British music Bez is synonymous with pills ‘n’ thrills and a whole lot more. From the bands origins, successes, to moments of having nothing to his name Bez spills all including how fitness has now changed his life and after years of chemicals what now features in his dreams! Don't forget you can get in touch via @britpopcast on Twitter and Instagram so send us your Great Gig In The Sky, your Britpop spotted or request who you might like Paul and George to track down and speak to on future episodes. Lastly spread the word of the podcast and hit subscribe so you don't miss all the great episodes to come.
EP16 - Nigel Clark of Dodgy
44:09Dodgy captured the complete feel good nature of Britpop with songs and a presence that couldn’t help but make you smile. It wasn’t all plain sailing for the band though. Frontman and songwriter Nigel Clark takes Paul and George through how they came up with their name, how they signed their label and why he stopped performing for 5 years. Don't forget you can get in touch via @britpopcast on Twitter and Instagram so send us your Great Gig In The Sky, your Britpop spotted or request who you might like Paul and George to track down and speak to on future episodes. Lastly spread the word of the podcast and hit subscribe so you don't miss all the great episodes to come.
EP15 - Lisa Moorish of Kill City and more
49:40Lisa Moorish came into the music business as a 17 year old providing vocals on a number of tracks before releasing her own solo material and even dueting with George Michael. She was also at the centre of Britpop living with the likes of Meg Matthews before dating and having a child with Liam Gallagher. In large parts of the press Lisa was portrayed as something she wasn’t but went onto front Kill City and continues to make music and act. Don't forget you can get in touch via @britpopcast on Twitter and Instagram so send us your Great Gig In The Sky, your Britpop spotted or request who you might like Paul and George to track down and speak to on future episodes. Lastly spread the word of the podcast and hit subscribe so you don't miss all the great episodes to come.
EP14 - Mat Flint of Death In Vegas
43:08Death in Vegas were a musical sponge soaking up influences from dub, electronica and psychedelica to fuse into their own style. Mat Flint served as their bass player and serves up memories to George and Paul of odd lunchtime gigs streamed to the Far East, waving unsuspectingly as their tour bus got nicked and turning down Creation Records.
EP13 - Tom Gray of Gomez
34:40Gomez burst onto the scene in 1998, scored a Mercury Prize, a headline slot at Glastonbury and a change of musical direction on the Britpop scene. In this episode Tom Grey takes Paul and George through stopping fights between Oasis and Starsailor, how one band’s misfortune led to a double Glastonbury set and seeing David Bowie destroy two pieces of musical history.
EP12 - Chris Helme of The Seahorses
50:03The Seahorses were John Squire’s post Stone Roses band and were fronted by this episodes’ guest Chris Helm. Chris talks candidly about the control of the band, from songwriting to interacting backstage, how he was spotted busking and that inturn led to some resentments from fellow musicians at the time plus he ends with a belter of a story for George and Paul about supporting the Rolling Stones.
EP11 - Peter Hook PT2 - The Stone Roses, The Light, Monaco and the Yorkshire Ripper
43:09In part 2 of Paul George’s chat with the legendary Peter Hook they cover producing The Stone Roses and being forced to choose production jobs, facing Joy Division trolls and how he got pulled into the Yorkshire Ripper murder enquiry.