Tuesday, January 29, 2013

90's Flashback: Alright by Cast

While the US was cranking out grunge rock, the Brits were cranking out the Britpop. Blur, Oasis, Pulp, and Suede delivered a style of music that was inspired by the British Invasion and punk. Cast was a Britpop act that debuted in 1995 with All Change. The song I have selected for today is the opening track 'Alright'.  

Cast was formed by John Power (The La's) and Peter Wilkinson (Shack). If The La's sound familiar as a band name then you will probably remember their hit song 'There She Goes Again'. If you watch the clip then Power is the dude playing bass. Cast was a Britpop favorite during the 90's and they released four albums before a 2001 split. Cast reformed in 2010 and has released a fifth studio album. 

I first heard 'Alright' by Cast on 120 Minutes in 1995 and was immediately hooked by this guitar driven song. Blur's Modern Life is Rubbish was a favorite of mine at the time, plus I was in a major Beatles and Stones appreciation phase. I purchased All Change and was really impressed by their poppy guitar driven music. 'Alright' might be 90's Britpop, but it does have a timeless sound that will appeal to fans who dig The British Invasion. Enjoy.

TonyDoug Wright is The Lost Soul of Rock and Roll and is also the head writer and owner of Champion City Comics. Follow him @TonyDougWright on Twitter.

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