Anglo For Your Ear: Feeder’s “Buck Rogers”

More influenced by metal than by The Kinks or ’77 punk, this Welsh band’s 2001 hit brought thundering, wall-of-sound rock back to the UK charts. The video, which features two of my favorite things – freeze frames and fast food – is pretty darn cool.

Sadly, Feeder‘s drummer, Jon Lee, committed suicide a year after this breakthrough.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com'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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