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 [I]”TSB Rockschool, the overgrown super shit”[/I] while sliding along on [a]Rolling Stones[/a]-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. [a]Oasis[/a] fans should also note that Guigsy plays bass on it – truly, -[a]Cornershop[/a] are fully paid-up members of the awkward squad.

Alex Needham