29 Things Only 90s Brummie Indie Kids Will Remember
Birmingham in the 80s and 90s was a magical land of Snobs, Pots, and Flappers.
"Snobs" has a whole different meaning to you.
And what's with that wall that looked like the insides of an old school TARDIS?
"Flapper" doesn't bring to mind a 1920s dancer, either.
But instead, you ended up looking like Ian Beale.
And you got your second-hand Levi 501s and retro threads from the old Folio 50 shop in Digbeth.
You like to boast about Birmingham's proud indie heritage.
You saw indie legends like The Smiths and New Order at The Tower in Edgbaston.
And you remember this place as the Barrel Organ
Despite Birmingham’s distinctive lack of coastline, you regularly drank at a pub called The Ship Ashore.
And this bar was the only place that mattered in the West End.
Tuesdays was all about The Click Club at Burberries.
Although Brum did produce some damn fine indie bands too.
The cool bands all played at the Aston Villa Leisure Centre.
Your indie records were released on indie record labels and you bought them from indie record shops.
And you remember the NME before it went glossy.
You didn't really give a shit about the whole Blur vs. Oasis debate.
You remember the exact day that Britpop finally died.
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