Whiteout - continuing the saga of what "might've been".

Whiteout – continuing the saga of what “might’ve been”.

Whiteout-Time And Again – In session for John Peel – October 11, 1994 – BBC Radio 1.

Earlier this year I ran a track by the 90’s Brit-Pop band Whiteout with promises to run some of their session recordings at another time. Well, I didn’t forget and tonight it’s a track from a session they did for John Peel on October 11, 1994. Time and Again, from what I understand, only exists in this session. It was never released on any album or single and the band seldom performed it live. Which is really a shame because it’s a great track and it gives some clue as to what Whiteout were capable of during their comparatively short lifespan.

Whiteout were the first guitar band to sign to the Silvertone label[1] after their enormous success with the Stone Roses. Whiteout’s principal recordings were the albums Bite It (1995) and Big Wow (1998). Their music was influenced by the country rock and glam rock of the early 1970s, as well as the aforementioned Stone Roses.

Whiteout achieved minor success during the Britpop era in the UK, co-headlining a tour with Oasis and supported The Charlatans and Pulp. They opened both the Glasgow Sound City event and the Phoenix festival in 1994 before releasing their second single, “Starrclub” (which included the line, “Look at me, i’m on TV”). The singles “Detroit” and “Jackie’s Racing” followed and the group began to achieve a growing reputation in Japan.

A reminder of just how tenuous rock n’ roll really is.


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