By Fraser McAlpine
Because the lead author for BBC Anglophenia, Fraser McAlpine (a guy assembled from nearly each area of the united kingdom) spends his existence explaining Brits to foreigners.
Now he lifts the lid on our Marmite pot of countries and takes you on a trip from the Isle of Wight to Inverness, Belfast to Bangor, exploring the pleased enthusiasms (and puppy hates) of an eternally multifarious Britain. STUFF BRITS LIKE celebrates why we adore puns and pedantry, decorum and drawing willies on issues, Trainspotting and Downton Abbey, apologizing needlessly (sorry) and cocking a snook. We cheer either the underdog and the undesirable man, we like depression varieties like Morrissey and grumpy Eeyore...and we like being instructed off by way of scolds.
Meet legendary beasts from the Scottish Nuckelavee to the Cornish Knocker; the department of the WI known as the Iron Maidens, and the British Cheese Board (yes, it truly is referred to as that); discover which eccentric lord might simply devour his nutrients in his swimming pool, why postboxes are vivid pink (it's wellbeing and fitness and security long gone mad) and the starting place of strange traditions similar to the Burning of the Clocks.
STUFF BRITS LIKE takes you thru why health care provider Who may well in basic terms have come from Britain, why cricket is a sort of siege war in whites, and why we argue concerning the top 5 British movies or what makes the nice British Guitar Band...
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My point of view. But at least you should try. You don’t need a music degree 60 Kris Needs or 20 A levels or a far-out musical university. That’s not what it’s about at all. ‘Everyone seems to think it’s inevitable we’ll end up with Rolls Royces and mansions in the country, but if you look back on your (puts on academic voice) “rock history”, only one generation has done that (the mid to late 60s superstars). They managed to live quite successfully before, even though half of them killed themselves one way or another.
Music’s meant to be fun, not like some crass music machine. ’ I wondered what John wanted to change the most. ‘The way it’s all business manipulated like the way a record company literally buys a band and then tells them what to do and the silly arseholes do it and the public don’t even bother to question it. ’ You want people to question things? ‘Yeah. When we started everybody questioned us. They thought we were a big hype. There was one rumour going around we were already signed to EMI before we started.
This was at the height of the ‘God Save The Queen’ controversy and the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. Since the Anarchy tour interviews had been few and far between. You could say I was nervous about interviewing the infamous Johnny Rotten. I was in the same camp, having endured much blinkered abuse for coming in at Frame’s invitation and steering ZigZag into reporting the new punk movement. But John’s reputation preceded him. Would I get the psychotic stare and curt, barbed dismissal reported by other hacks?