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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

The Sky at Night
The Sky at Night

   2018    Science
Reel Rock
Reel Rock

   2014    Culture
The Last Dance
The Last Dance

   2020    Culture
The Story of God
The Story of God

   2016    Culture
How the Universe Works Series 8
How the Universe Works Series 8

   2019    Science
Roman Empire: Reign of Blood
Roman Empire: Reign of Blood

   2016    History
Zeitgeist
Zeitgeist

   2007    Culture
Clarkson Farm
Clarkson Farm

   2021    Nature