Locations that define Britpop

Locations that define Britpop

The Telegraph decided to track down 54 sites that define the era of Britpop. Here Below the Oasis locations; in the full articles there’s a list of the sites of other bands as Blur, Radiohead, Pulp, The Verve. Enjoy!

Boardwalk Club, Manchester – The band played their first gig at The Boardwalk on Little Peter Street on August 18, 1991. The Charlatans were also regular visitors.

Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton – Oasis played here twice in 1993.

Weston-super-Mare – The cover photo for the single which pitted Oasis against Blur in the battle of Britpop, Roll With It, was shot on the beach at Weston-super-Mare. It was chosen due to its proximity to Glastonbury, where Oasis were playing that weekend. The pier burned down in 2008.

Berwick Street, London – The album cover of (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (1995) features this Soho street, chosen because it was home to a number of record shops. The two men on the cover are DJ Sean Rowley, left and facing, and album sleeve designer Brian Cannon.

Stocks House, Hertfordshire – The pool at this Hertfordshire mansion, once owned by the Playboy executive Victor Lownes, was where Oasis dumped a Rolls Royce for the Be Here Now album cover. It was a spa and golf resort at the time, but is now a private home.

Primrose Hill, London – Anita Heyert is the lady framed in the cover for the Wonderwall single. Primrose Hill is the location.

251 Menlove Avenue, Liverpool – John Lennon’s childhood home (a blue plaque marks the spot) appears on the cover of the single Live Forever.

Derbyshire Moors – The cover photo for the single Whatever features the Derbyshire Moors. an Arizona desert scene and Salisbury Plain were also considered.

Southend-on-Sea – You’ll spot Southend Pier in the video for Rock ‘n’ Roll Star, along with the bowling alley that used to live there before it burned down in 1995. For other music videos shot in Southend, see this helpful guide.

Cromford Station, Derbyshire – The cover for the single Some Might Say was shot on the platform at this railway station near Matlock.

Wigan – An alleyway outside a Wigan boxing club is where the cover for D’You Know What I Mean? was shot.

Bournemouth – That’s the beach at Bournemouth on the cover of All Around the World.

Source: The Telegraph