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Love and Poison tells the story of BritPop's love triangle -- Blur's Damon Albarn, Suede's Brett Anderson, and Elastica's Justine Frischmann. These articles from The Guardian are an excerpt from John Harris' "The Last Party: Britpop, Blair and the Demise of English Rock."
posted by Reggie452 (10 comments total)
You can download several MP3s from Justine and Elastica at the Project Elasticated website (including both tracks from the Elastica's farewell single and a song by Suede from the days when Justine was a member). For MP3s from Donna Matthews' new band, Klang, check out their official site.
posted by Reggie452 at 11:34 AM on May 8, 2003

I love rock and roll! Put another dime in the jukebox, baby!
posted by monkeymike at 11:59 AM on May 8, 2003

This was an awesome read, Reg!

*sniff* I miss Britpop. The new Blur is trash, unfortunately.
posted by taumeson at 12:19 PM on May 8, 2003

Thanks for that link, the article was fascinating. It makes you think about pop stars and how totally ordinary they are. Only their incredibly mundane fuckedupness seems more compelling because of their fame.
posted by mokey at 12:29 PM on May 8, 2003

Thanks, taumeson. Glad you enjoyed it. If the rest of the book is half as entertaining as that excerpt, I think it's gonna be a great read.

As for "Think Tank," there are parts that I like. It's not their best work, but it has its moments.

My co-workers and I are currently arguing over which songs would make the "Love and Poison" soundtrack if they turned that story into a movie.
posted by Reggie452 at 12:33 PM on May 8, 2003

I used to love listening to Elastica and I always wondered what happened. Thanks for the link!
posted by bshort at 1:04 PM on May 8, 2003

god i miss those early nineties nme & melody maker wednesday (?) noons: those dying days of the student grant. it all seems like one long cold blue winter (thanks justine) to me now, but these people & others - so many others - & those who wrote about them were my demi gods. big thanks reggie, i've just started up acquisition on my mac. i may be gone for quite some time...
posted by n o i s e s at 2:10 PM on May 8, 2003


what really became of richie?
posted by n o i s e s at 2:13 PM on May 8, 2003

The real pop love triangle of the 90s was that of Jason Pierce, Kate Radley and Richard Ashcroft, since it was responsible for two (or at least one and a half) of the decade's best albums. None of the thin veneer of Suede, Blur or 'lastica, either.
posted by riviera at 2:53 PM on May 8, 2003

Gobsmacked! That's what I am! How on earth could Justine possibly hate The Great Escape?
posted by scody at 3:48 PM on May 8, 2003

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