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RetroBlog: Now That’s What I Call Memories ‘97

Posted in 1997, Retroblog by newmusicexcess on January 14, 2010

The year is 1997 and I was working on the CLASS Support helpline in the Accounts Office at Radio Rentals. It was my last year there and I foolishly left for a better paid job. Big mistake! However, in the grand scheme of things it ultimately led on to better things, much, much, better things. In the office we had the radio on all day and these songs that follow just remind me of those times and my friends there. It was such a cool office to work at.

  • “Halo” – Texas [White On Blonde]
  • “Fighting Fit” – Gene [Drawn To The Deep End]
  • “Song 2” – Blur [Blur]
  • “She’s A Star” – James [Whiplash]
  • “Ain’t Talking ‘Bout Dub” – Apollo 440 [Electro Glide In Blue]
  • “To The Moon And Back” – Savage Garden [Savage Garden]
  • “Mo Money Mo Problems” – The Notorious B.I.G. [Life After Death]
  • “Block Rockin’ Beats” – Chemical Brothers [Dig Your Own Hole]
  • “Barrel Of A Gun” – Depeche Mode – [Ultra]
  • “Everlong” – Foo Fighters [The Colour And The Shape]
  • “Breathe” – Prodigy [The Fat Of The Land]
  • “Only When I Sleep” – The Corrs [Talk On Corners]
  • “Angels” – Robbie Williams [Life Through A Lens]
  • “I’ll Be Missing You” – Puff Daddy and The Family [No Way Out]
  • “Karma Police” – Radiohead [OK Computer]
  • “Trust” – Megadeth [Cryptic Writings]
  • “Local Boy In The Photograph” – Stereophonics [Word Gets Around]
  • “The Drugs Don’t Work” – The Verve [Urban Hymns]
  • “James Bond Theme (Moby’s Re-Version)” – Moby [I Like To Score]
  • “Torn” – Natalie Imbruglia [Left Of Middle]

But we must not forget the new music in all of this nostalgia, so what bands have subsequently absorbed some influence from the above list:

  • Texas >>> The Clicks
  • Gene >>> The Boyfriends
  • Blur >>> Exit Clov
  • James >>> Stornoway
  • Apollo 440 >>> Digitalism
  • Savage Garden >>> Your Vegas
  • The Notorious B.I.G. >>> D.O.E
  • Chemical Brothers >>> Hybrasil
  • Depeche Mode >>> Uh Huh Her
  • Foo Fighters >>> Vamps
  • Prodigy >>> Japanese Popstars
  • The Corrs >>> Bluetree
  • Robbie Williams >>> Dima Bilan
  • Puff Daddy and the Family >>> Jim Jones
  • Radiohead >>> Broken Records
  • Megadeth >>> House Of Heavy
  • Stereophonics >>> Keane >>> Heathrow Yesterdays
  • The Verve >>> Delta Spirit
  • Natalie Imbruglia >>> Sandrine
  • Moby >>> The Angry Kids

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