It just gives a potted history of Britpop focusing on Suede, Blur, Oasis, Elastica and Pulp in particular. Weaves bits of New Labour throughout which aren’t anywhere near as cringe as one might think. It’s not really heavy on anecdote, more just talks about what they were saying in interviews etc. Holy Christ Albarn comes across as a prick. And I mean a real prick, worse than Alex James. The Menswe@r bits are great - they recount the whole thing with as much bemusement as everyone else. Especially the bit where they jokingly asked for a £500,000 advance for signing to whoever it was and the label were like “yeah ok we’ll think about that”. Frischmann seems like a really sweet person who offers really good, thoughtful insight to it all.
I mean the book’s 15 years old now and I’ve only just gotten round to reading it, but I really liked it. Although anything about Britpop has me at hello to be quite honest.