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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 Making of the Mob
The Making of the Mob

   2016    History
Generation Iron
Generation Iron

   2017    Culture
How the Universe Works Season 4
How the Universe Works Season 4

   2015    Science
How Art Made the World
How Art Made the World

   2006    Art
Walking with Cavemen
Walking with Cavemen

   2003    History
Blue Planet II
Blue Planet II

   2017    Nature
Seven Ages of Rock
Seven Ages of Rock

   2007    Art
The Beauty of Maps
The Beauty of Maps

   2010    Art