Thursday, August 31, 2006

Number 855 - Ocean Colour Scene



Number 855

Ocean Colour Scene

"The Day We Caught The Train"

(1996)
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Genre:Britt pop
This song sounds like....
Go on, say it, i know your dying to. If you don't know what i'm talking about watch the video first. (Ok which one of you poozers said "crap" huh)
Yes it does indeed sound like a song sung by a very successful British band from the 60's.
Lets put it in to perspective shall we? Lets look at some other Beatle clones or admirers of the 90's, however you want to put it.
Oasis did it. Jesus Jones did it, even Hootie & The Blowfish did it, but hey guess what? They also did it... sucessfully. And why not? Its a proven winner. I bet other people could think of half a dozen more artists. (Let me know if you can think of any more)
"Falling between the energetic pop/rock of mod revival and the psychedelic experimentations of Traffic, Ocean Colour Scene came to be one of the leading bands of the traditionalist, post-Oasis British rock of the mid-'90s. Although they had formed in the late '80s and had several hits during the height of Madchester in the early '90s, the band didn't earn a large following until 1996, when their second album, Moseley Shoals, became a multi-platinum success story in the U.K. "
"Their ascent was greatly aided by Paul Weller and Oasis' Noel Gallagher, who both publicly praised Ocean Colour Scene for keeping the flame of real rock & roll burning during the '90s. And, according to one specific definition, they were right, since Ocean Colour Scene was nothing if not rock & roll traditionalists, drawing heavily from British Invasion pop, psychedelia, soul, R&B, and blues-rock to create a reverential homage to classic rock. Their devotion to trad rock may have earned them decidedly mixed reviews, but that was the very thing that earned them a sizable following."
Ah Rock music and its ironies, gotta love it.
For Oasis see Number 574
For Jesus Jones see Number 638
For Hootie & The Blowfish see Number 559
For more Hootie & The Blowfish visit Mellow Mix Vol 1 #135
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (We love only the Beatles) and the Album ranked at Number (Give us a break, they arent even named after an insect)
This song has a crowbarred rating of 60.8 out of 108
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2 Comments:

Blogger Robbie said...

Lovely, classic brit rock

2:50 am  
Blogger crowbarred said...

I Agree

11:05 pm  

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