Archives – 1999 – October  
Older

41. MEGA CITY TWO – “Darker Side Of Evil”
Read post

Tom Ewing’s Top 100 Singles Of The 90s
In the original Predator film, one of a rash of ‘Nam-purging guns’n’grit stompers, Arnie defeats a lethally camouflaged, unknowable jungle assailant with good old-fashioned American brawn[…]

42. KLF – “Last Train To Transcentral”
Read post

Tom Ewing’s Top 100 Singles Of The 90s
“MU MU! MU MU! MU MU! KLF!“. No band understood the possibilities for mass lunacy contained in the new music as well as did the KLF. Their ‘Stadium House’ trilogy of singles –[…]

43. PRIMAL SCREAM – “Kowalski”
Read post

Tom Ewing’s Top 100 Singles Of The 90s
The main reason Bobby Gillespie ended up a rock star after all, and the main reason there’s something slightly offputting about that, is that he tried so damn hard. Primal Scream’s take on rock[…]

44. ACEN – “Close Your Eyes (Optikonfusion!)”
Read post

Tom Ewing’s Top 100 Singles Of The 90s
If you asked me to pick just one figure to stand as the most underrated act of the decade, Acen Ravzi would be it. His series of 12″ singles, tossed out into the seething dance marketplace of ’[…]

45. THE BETA BAND – Los Amigos Del Beta Bandidos
Read post

Tom Ewing’s Top 100 Singles Of The 90s
Like a lot of teenage guys, I wanted to form a band. I didn’t have much idea about the instruments the band would play, but I thought maybe there should be a lot of them. I knew my band ought to play[…]

It Was Like This
Read post

Almost the first issue of the NME I bought had a Stuart Maconie album review in it which ended something like this: “There are only two possible marks for this record. One is zero and the other is (10)“, and I think that cheap move was th[…]

46. JX – “There’s Nothing I Won’t Do”
Read post

Tom Ewing’s Top 100 Singles Of The 90s
Kids, I swear, it was a grass-roots musical revolution out there! While the NME nobs sipped Chardonnay in their Wapping skyscrapers and cossetted their chinless audience with flaccid guitar nostalgia, the […]

Carbootechnodiscoroadshow
Read post

Hook Road Car Park, Epsom – 24th October 1999
The cars drag themselves through the 7am rain like a parade of slugs, into the multi-storey. It’s cold, everybody’s wearing cheap waterproofs or knackered jumpers, most people have an ex[…]

47. PUBLIC ENEMY – “By The Time I Get To Arizona”
Read post

Tom Ewing’s Top 100 Singles Of The 90s
White pop critics who dig certain kinds of hip-hop get hit time and again with the accusation that the reason they’re into it is some secret Stagger Lee fantasy of the badass black male. As good libe[…]

48. ORLANDO – “Just For A Second”
Read post

Tom Ewing’s Top 100 Singles Of The 90s
Why did they bother? If ever a project was born to fail, Orlando was it. Campy vocal flounce and shameless pop bounce, and lyrics which made the Manics (say) sound like the straight-talking bluff-artists t[…]

Older

Latest comments on FT

  1. I have a theory, and I am being statistically conscious here, that in the 1975 referendum the great majority of…

  2. It is very, very easy to treat generations as more monolithic than they are! But even when there are yawning…

  3. The way people seem to suddenly think Sweet Caroline has always been a Football Singalong Song now, when I'm pretty…

  4. Musically, I don't mind the Americanisation of British Christmas – generally happier to hear Brenda Lee than Wizzard – but…

  5. Well I'm 69 and I voted remain in both 1975 and 2016, and I still think Brexit was the stupidest…