Dylan’s a regular on our podcasts, talking in the past about his books on Live Aid and the ‘80s, David Bowie, Wichita Lineman and the New Romantics. He’s just published ‘Faster Than A Cannonball: 1995 And All That’, a superb account of the 1990s, “the last time it was culturally acceptable to celebrate Britishness” seen through his eyes and through interviews with some of the key players at the time - Nick Hornby, Tony Blair, Noel Gallagher, Tracey Emin, Gary Lineker, Tina Brown and Damien Hirst among them. You’ll enjoy this. Here are some of the stations en route …
Britpop and the causes of Britpop.
The mass adoption of football (lest we forget, Rupert Murdoch tried to buy Manchester United).
‘Fever Pitch’ and the new breed of emotional memoir.
The CD boom that fuelled the magazine explosion.
The way music evolved in the days before the internet.
The deification of the Beatles.
“That secret hour in megastores”.
Buy ‘Faster Than A Cannonball’ here … https://www.amazon.co.uk/Faster-Than-Cannonball-1995-That/dp/147462457X
Dylan’s books … https://www.amazon.co.uk/Books-Dylan-Jones/s?rh=n%3A266239%2Cp_27%3ADylan+Jones
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