An official and comprehensive celebration of the 1990s, an era like no other in music. Cool Britannia was bold, brash and had icons and egos to spare. And no-one was better placed to document it than Kevin Cummins, chief photographer at the NME for more than a decade.
While We Were Getting High is Kevin’s portrait of a debauched decade. Hundreds of photographs – many never seen before – sit alongside exclusive interviews with icons of the era including Noel Gallagher and Brett Anderson, discussing their memories of Britpop and looking back at its legacy.
Cummins’ breath-taking photographs are the most striking and iconic of the decade and showcase Britpop’s greatest stars at their most creative and memorable. Artists photographed include: Oasis, Blur, Pulp, Suede, Elastica, The Verve, The Charlatans, Sleeper, Supergrass, Gene, Echobelly, Kula Shaker, The Bluetones and many more besides. Nostalgic and anarchic, the images in this book explore the rise and fall of Cool Britannia and all that came with it.