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'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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