Anglo For Your Ear: Shed Seven’s “Disco Down”

Made redundant by Oasis and The Verve, Shed Seven made absolutely no impact stateside, in spite of a slew of UK hits. Their songs managed to stand out due to some fine guitar work, and 1999′s “Disco Down” is charmingly danceable white-boy funk. The band, which split in 2003, got back together last year to much fanfare in the UK.

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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