Television Personalities – The Painted Word

Part 30 of a series that will run every Friday throughout 2012 as I discuss records that have affected me throughout the years – Flashback Fridays

In the mid 90’s Britpop and all things Anglo were all the rage not only in the UK but also among those hipsters in the know. Sure, most people had heard of Oasis, but bands such as Pulp, Cast, and The Bluetones were hardly household names in the US (Blur WOULD become a household name, but it was with their 1st “post Britpop” album). In the midst of this era of a British invasion (some great bands, some..not so much), reissues of old records by then current Britpop darlings Pulp were being prepared. The early records were decidedly…not Britpop. That didn’t concern me so much and I read the liner notes with a focused intensity. Within those words I picked out a few bands that were loosely connected (either through Fire Records or some other obscure fact). The Blue Aeroplanes and Television Personalities were the most notable.

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