Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Here's my interpretation of early nineties dancer/performer Mark Berry, better known as "BEZ" from the Happy Mondays.
The "baggy" era-as it is often referred to-of the late eighties/early nineties- was an interesting moment in British musical history.
It has often been compared to the sixties movement and indeed there were a lot of similarities.
For one it was a youthful movement, based around guitar music for the most part. For another, most people that considered themselves a part of this life defining movement spent most of it off there tits on class A drugs.
In a lot of ways though the baggy movement was a lot more refined and less naive.
In the sixties there seemed to have been a large number of people that actually believed the party was going to last forever and that the only way was up. The age of Aquarius had come to stay. It was a bright new dawn.
Participants of the baggy era however, appeared to harbour no such dillusions. They were well aware that it was most likely going to go tits up at any moment, or maybe even right there and then.