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Firstly, I’d like to start this post in a way of an apology! Sorry I haven’t posted anything in a few weeks, but the pressure of Photography coursework, exam results and a part-time job all caught up with me! But now, I’m back, and I hope to be posting at least once a week…
Now, 1995 seems to be a big year for music. On October 2nd, Oasis released their second album, (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?, which makes it as a number one single in several countries around the world – contributing to it eventually becoming the third best-selling album in the UK. EVER! One of my first ever posts on here was titled My Mad Fat Diary (read here) , and states how important Oasis were in the 90’s (and still are today) regarding their influence on music. The album cover for (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? is of two men (DJ Sean Rowley and album sleeve designer Brian Cannon) passing each other on Berwick Street in London’s Soho – chosen as the street was a popular location for record shops of the time. The album’s producer Owen Morris can be seen in the background, on the left footpath, holding the album’s master tape in front of his face. This image has become one of the most memorable and well loved album covers of its time. The photographer has used a slow shutter speed, in order to achieve the blur and sense of movement between the men, and a small aperture so that the entire photo is in focus.
On November 6th 1995, Cher released her first album in four years, It’s A Man’s World, which got it’s U.S. debut in June 1996. Cher had a massive influence on music as well as Oasis, with her starring alongside Christina Aguilera in Burlesque in 2010. Queen also released their final studio album that included contributions from all original members – possibly explaining why it went on to sell 20 million copies worldwide.
However, 1995 wasn’t all good. On January 3rd 1996, Madonna went to court to testify against her stalker, Robert Hoskins, who was shot by a security guard outside her home in Los Angeles in May 1995 for trespassing on her property and threatening to marry or kill her. Cheerful!
A new series on Channel 4 follows the main character, Rae Earl, as she struggles to return back to normal life after being referred to a psychiatric hospital for self-harming.
The series has been carefully constructed in order to seamlessly reconstruct the 90’s fashion and attitudes, and achieves this with the help of the amazing soundtrack which includes songs from Oasis, Blur, The Cure and Radiohead, for example.
If you don’t already watch this, I highly recommend catching up. Its an incredibly eye-opening and engaging series which has perfectly recreated the decade.