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Back to NOW!

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Celebrating all things related to the variously compiled world of pop. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


Now Millennium 1996 - Grant McPhee

For this episode I am joined by award winning film director Grant McPhee.

Amongst Grant’s films are Big Gold Dream, which tells the story of FAST Product and Postcard Records, two of Scotland’s most loved independent record labels and Teenage Superstars the story of what happened next in the uncompromising world of Scottish indie music, featuring music and interviews from the likes of The Vaselines, BMX Bandits, Primal Scream and Teenage Fanclub.

Grant heads back to 1996 to consider his musical journey as a fan from collecting 60s pop singles growing up in Fife to discovering Indie as a student in Edinburgh. Along the way, Grant shares stories of summer Holiday viewing of The Monkees on TV, to the Chart Show defining what Indie was through to the heady days of student life and memories of some defining soundtrack moments including, of course 96’s iconic Trainspotting.

We also explore the whole concept of retrospective curation, as viewed in the NOW Millennium series. How does the music of 1996 stand up 25 years later? Are these the hits we remember or does the shifting period of time and culture reshape our memories? And how would a NOW 1996 Yearbook look now? Which hits still make the cut, musically and culturally?

All of this and much more, including memories of The Associates, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Smash Hits Poll Winners Party, BBE (!)

Choose Life, Choose NOW, Choose 1996!

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