Anglo For Your Ear: Cornershop’s “Lessons Learned From Rocky I to Rocky III”

“Brimful of Asha” was Cornershop‘s big commercial hit, but there’s more to the band than that sprightly 1997 pop hit. These Indian-British dudes can rock out, as evidenced by this 2002 thrasher, “Lessons Learned From Rocky I to Rocky III.” The lyric “The overgrown supersh**!” is one of the great hooks in recent rock.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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