Cornershop : Lessons Learned From Rocky I To Rocky III

It’s perverse. It’s sweaty...

You have to see the video for this single. Condensing 'Almost Famous' into four minutes, it’s a hilarious and flawlessly accurate ‘documentary’ in which a group of ‘70s cock-rockers perform this song at a massive festival, interspersed with shots of them getting up to no good backstage. And ‘Lessons Learned From Rocky I To Rocky III’ has a similarly tongue-in-cheek relationship with the romance of the past, slagging nu-metal as "TSB Rockschool, the overgrown super shit" while sliding along on Rolling Stones-style boogie riffs.

It’s old-school indie snobbery with a sense of humour, radio-friendly FM rock peppered with swearing, and designed to confuse as many people as possible. It’s perverse. It’s sweaty. It’s a hoot. Oasis fans should also note that Guigsy plays bass on it – truly, -Cornershop are fully paid-up members of the awkward squad.

Alex Needham

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