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Series: Seven Ages of Rock

 

American Alternative Rock

   2007    Art
The rise of alternative rock in the USA. From its early underground days where bands like Black Flag drew inspiration from the DIY ethos of punk. We explore why the bands that emerged from the underground offered an alternative both to the established music industry and the prevailing politics. Bands like R.E.M., The Pixies and Husker Du, REM breaking into the mainstream charts with 'Losing My Religion', Seattle 'grunge' scene, culminating in the success of Nirvana's 'Nevermind'

What the World is Waiting for - British Indie

   2007    Art
British Indie music was once seen as the bastion of the over earnest 'High Fidelity' snob who would sneer at chart success. the indie label was the redoubt against the forces of mediocrity and was a precious source of integrity and honesty. A generation would find meaning in the music of The Smiths, the archetypal indie group of the 1980's. From the Stone Roses, the heir manque of the indie music crown, via Suede’s dark sexuality and the media saturation of Brit-pop's Blur v Oasis, indie was now a marketing device, ultimately losing any of it's once cherished intimacy and integrity

Dirty Money
Dirty Money

   2018    Culture
It Was Fifty Years Ago Today
It Was Fifty Years Ago Today

   2017    Art
Africa with David Attenborough
Africa with David Attenborough

   2013    Nature
The Story of Maths
The Story of Maths

   2008    Science
Triumph of Life
Triumph of Life

   2006    Nature
The Virtual Revolution
The Virtual Revolution

   2010    Technology
Wings
Wings

      Nature
Survivors Guide to Prison
Survivors Guide to Prison

   2018    Culture