Thursday, 17 January 2008

Brit Pop Now Again

It's not often we get to name check Damon Albarns seminal 1995 showcase twice in the same week as a headline, but it just fits so well.

Anyway, the latest in a never ending use of the headline "Oasis Vs Blur- The Rematch" (will it ever end?) has popped up in todays Daily Star. Apparently The Weakest Link are keen to do a Britpop reunion with the stars of the 90's indie scene. A supposed BBC "inside source" has said.

"If we can pull this off it would be unbelievable. It’s been over a decade since this lot have even been in the same room as each other. To see them lined up next to one another with Queen of Mean Anne Robinson giving them stick would be amazing. It’s sure to ignite old rivalries, which would be TV gold. Noel admits he’s a Weakest Link fan."

Let's face it. It's never going to happen. According to The Star, the Weakest Link are after:

Rick Witter (Shed Seven)
Justine Frischman (Elastica)
Jarvis Cocker (Pulp)
Damon Albarn (Blur)
Alex James (Blur)
Noel Gallagher (Oasis)
Liam Gallagher (Oasis)
Gaz Coombes (Supergrass)
James Dean Bradfield (Manic Street Preachers).

Can anyone realistically see this happening? Nevermind the Gallaghers- Damon, Justine and Brett in the same room? How is that ever going to be likely. Damon is hardly game for a laugh and hardly needs the appearance fee. The Gallagher Brothers won't go near it. Alex might do it for a lark, but it would depend on his mood. JDB would hopefully have more integrity.

It's not going to replace Neighbours very well, now, is it?

For what it's worth, Thatjoke is predicting that a Britpop Weakest Link special will happen, however the line up will be closer to this:

Rick Witter
Gaz Coombes
One of Tony McCarrol/Guigsy/Bonehead/Andy White
Alex James
Louise Wener
Nicky Wire (he won't be able to resist)
Sonia From Echobelly
John Power

For what it's worth, we think The Wire would hammer it.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Rick Witter would never stoop so low.