I’m finishing September and the Britpop series with one of the biggest hits for the band, Oasis.
“Don’t Look Back in Anger” received its title inspiration from David Bowie’s song “Look Back In Anger.” You might also notice the piano intro resembles that of John Lennon’s “Imagine” and “Watching the Wheels.” Both Bowie and the Beatles were heavy influencers for Oasis.
Hope you enjoy the song, and like it says, don’t look back in anger. 😉
Have a terrific week,
Continuing with Britpop for September, here’s The Verve with their catchy tune “Bitter Sweet Symphony.”
Although the song’s lyrics were written by The Verve’s vocalist Richard Ashcroft, its distinctive string passage was sampled from the 1965 Andrew Oldham Orchestra of “The Last Time,” which inspired the Rolling Stones’ song of the same title.
A legal controversy surrounding plagiarism ensued, and songwriting credits changed to include Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The Verve also lost all their royalties to Allen Klein, the former manager of the Rolling Stones.
And that’s some music trivia for the week. 😉
Hope you have a great one, and enjoy the end of summer!
Feel like some Britpop for a few weeks? A subgenre of rock and pop music that originated in the United Kingdom, Britpop emerged from the British music scene of the early 1990s. It was influenced by British guitar pop music of the 1960s and 1970s and indie rock from the 1980s.
Let’s start off with The Stone Roses and “Fool’s Gold.”
Have a great week,