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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

Planet Earth II
Planet Earth II

   2016    Nature
Generation Iron
Generation Iron

   2017    Culture
It Was Fifty Years Ago Today
It Was Fifty Years Ago Today

   2017    Art
Life of a Universe
Life of a Universe

   2017    Science
Living Universe
Living Universe

   2018    Technology
One Strange Rock
One Strange Rock

   2018    Nature
Racism: A History
Racism: A History

   2007    Culture
Top Gear
Top Gear

   2012    Technology