Jarvis v Jacko: Why the Pulp singer’s stage invasion at The Brits remains a defining Britpop moment Leaping on stage to mock Michael Jackson’s ‘messianic’ performance of ‘Earth Song’ saw Cocker taken to a police station and excited a tabloid frenzy. Looking back it seems more significant than Blur v Oasis, says Ed Power Thursday 18 [...]
The Definitive Photographic Collection, Due September 28th! A stunning new, 356 page book, edited by Iconic Images, introduction by George Underwood. Picture editor and text editor: Daniel Rachel David Bowie: Icon gathers the greatest photographs of one of the greatest stars in history, into a single, luxurious volume. The result is the most important anthology [...]
Daniel Rachel: kick-started by the Beatles on quarter-inch tape Author and friend of the pod Daniel Rachel on his upcoming 2-Tone book, the Stones in the Czechoslovakia, how Lee Mavers cooks sausages, nicking albums, a photo that links the Wailers, Clapton and Enoch Powell, why Brummie crowds are the hardest to please, doing the Nutty [...]
A METRO & EVENING STANDARD BOOK OF THE YEAR 'A grade, A list oral history... SUNDAY TIMES (MUST READ) 'A rollicking read…. MAIL ON SUNDAY Tony Blair, Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn, Tracey Emin, Irvine Welsh and an abundance of other contributors unite in this ambitious oral narrative charting the epic highs and crashing lows of [...]
Don’t Look Back in Anger has been named A Book of the Year by the Evening Standard and Metro. Reviewing the book in the Evening Standard., Nick Curtis wrote, ‘Daniel Rachel’s oral history of Cool Britannia made me miss the honest vulgar excess of the 90s: Oasis, Blur, Blair, TFI Friday, Girl Power & Trainspotting. It [...]
Don't Look Back in Anger has been named as a Book of the Year by the Evening Standard. Reviewing the book, Nick Curtis wrote, 'Daniel Rachel’s oral history of Cool Britannia made me miss the honest vulgar excess of the 90s: Oasis, Blur, Blair, TFI Friday, Girl Power & Trainspotting. It almost looks like a [...]
'A positive peroid of patriotism, and it's very different from nationalism.' Watch Daniel on BBC Radio 5 Live talking to Chris Warburton about Don't Look Back in Anger: the rise & fall of Cool Britannia https://twitter.com/i/status/1177567415489613825
I very much enjoyed reminiscing with Daniel Rachel about the 90s and the extraordinarily rich and diverse period for British culture. The political landscape was also interesting as I recall! Congratulations Daniel on a great book -Tony Blair. Tony Blair Institute @InstituteGC
Interview with Daniel Rachel at 12.30pm including an exclusive audio extrct from Don't Look Back in Anger from Tony Blair Lisetn again: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0008rcb
Challenging conventions Antony Gormley talks to Tom Sutcliffe about his forthcoming major show at the Royal Academy. The sculptor returns to his enduring interest in the inner dark space of the body and the body’s relation to its surroundings. As well as the famous casts of this own figure, seawater and clay fill one gallery, [...]
Ep 186 - Author Daniel Rachel joins Shaun to chat Cool Britannia : Release Date 23 Sep 2019 Available for 22 days In the final hour author Daniel Rachel joins to chat about his new book - Don't Look Back in Anger - which looks at the rise and fall of Cool Britannia. The nineties [...]
Listen now The era when the nation came together One of the most creative and hedonistic periods of British culture was the nineties: the era of Cool Britannia, born in Thatcher’s Britain and flaunted by Tony Blair. The writer Daniel Rachel looks back at how art, comedy, fashion, film, football and music came together in [...]
'We guarantee, this will change the way you think about the era you lived through.' David Hepworth 'Such a good speaker - precise and thoughtful and funny - and full of great theories and stories. Daniel's got an enviable knack of being able to explain really complicated analysis very clearly. It's so original to read [...]
BYJOHN NIVEN Viva forever: Geri Halliwell’s Union Jack dress came to epitomise the optimistic Nineties It was a time when we chose life. When football was coming home. When a new day was dawning, was it not? When we Thanked Fuck It Was Friday. When Superstar DJs, uh, there they went. And a zigga zig [...]
Don’t Look Back in Anger review – talking about cool Britannia Daniel Rachel’s entertaining oral history of the 1990s, featuring everyone from Tony Blair to Tracey Emin Kitty Empire @kittyempire666 Mon 26 Aug 2019 07.00 BST Tony Blair meets Noel Gallagher in 1997, watched by Alan McGee of Creation Records, far right. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/PA With isolationism on [...]
BRITAIN Don’t Look Back in Anger by Daniel Rachel review — the fallacy of Cool Britannia An evocative oral history of the 1990s charts the rapid rise and grotesque fall of Britpop. Review by Victoria Segal Working the red, white and blue: the Spice Girls in 1997RAY BURMISTON/GETTY IMAGES The Sunday Times, August 25 2019, 12:01am A preserved shark, a Spice [...]
A feature lenght extract from the forthcoming Don't Look Back in Anger will feature in ths Mail on Sunday Event magazine this weekend.
There have been some wonderful reviews of I Just Can't Stop It: My Life in the Beat co-written with Daniel Rachel. Read the best of them below: '...extremely poignant.' MOJO 'Energy abounds' UNCUT 'A fitting document of a great British band' RECORD COLLECTOR 'The chatty, unpretentious narrative documents pop's gleefully glamorous side, including kissing Madonna [...]
A wonderful **** review, in QMagazine for Ranking Roger's book. Victoria Segal writes: 'The chatty, unpretentious narrative documents pop's gleefully glamorous side, including kissing @Madonna "with tongues".
CALLING ALL 90s KIDS Proofs of #DontLookBackInAnger have just dropped! Through 68 voices that epitomise the 90s, award-winning author DanielRachel has crafted an essential oral narrative of Cool Britannia DON’T LOOK BACK IN ANGERThe Rise & Fall of Cool Britannia By Daniel Rachel Published in hardback by Trapeze on 5th September 2019, priced £20 Tony [...]
In his first interview since discovering he has cancer, Ranking Roger discusses his illness with Daniel Rachel
The autobiogrpaphy of Ranking Roger, co-written with Daniel Rachel, will be published by Omnibus in spring 2019
In the year of the 40th anniversary of Rock Against Racism, join Daniel at a clutch talks, events, and festivals as well as his regular slot as guest contributor on BBC 5 LIve 'The Record Club'. See 'Events' for more information...
Carnival Against the Nazis To celebrate the 1978 Rock Against Racism Carnival Against the Nazis, the Migration Museum is hosting an exhibition of memorabillia until September 2018. In April, Daniel chaired an in-conversation with original RAR member Kate Webb, Clash manager, Caroline Coon, lead singer of Alien Kulture, Pervez Bilgrami, and Manchester RAR organiser Debbie [...]