Keepin’ It Nonpositive, the worst singles of the decade: LiveOnRelease – I’m Afraid of Britney Spears (did not chart, April 2001)
Back in the days when we all drove wood cars and thought that Michael Ricketts was the future of English football, there were two radio DJs: Steve Lamacq and Dave Pearce. Younger readers might like to imagine two less suicide-inducing versions of Gideon Coe and Kissy Sell Out if it helps them picture the pair. Anyway, the latter’s show ran into the former’s show, and that always created a problem: Pearce played dance music (in the fallow era between the commercial peaks of pop trance and funky house), and Lamacq played guitar music, during the lowest commercially performing period for guitar bands since the 1930s. There was a problem: what to play in between the two shows?