Just watched the Britpop night on BBC4 and didn't care much for John Harris's opinion, with his obvious over emphasis on Blur, trying to make them look superior to Oasis. I won't go into that debate about which band was better but want to concentrate on the political aspect of the bands. On this, the Storyville analysis was far more revealing than Harris.
Watching Storyville I was struck by Noel Gallacher's staunch support for Tony Blair and Damon Albarn's vague non-committal support that developed into undisguised hostility for New Labour. I've always found it hard to understand the media image of Noel as incoherent and surly, especially when I see what an incoherent egotistical tosser, Damon Albarn is.
I don't want to make a class thing out of this, but it was interesting how Harris and other middle class Labour supporters have joined the chorus of disapproval of New Labour, while Noel Gallacher has remained a staunch supporter of voting Labour and voting for Blair.
I think this disillusionment is partly born of unrealistic expectations of what a Labour government (and Blair) would achieve and partly of not having to live through the worst excesses of Thatcherism due to their status as Southern middle class.