… time for some Coffee and Tv. Yes, a nod to the bands Oasis and Blur, though I was more of a Blur fan during the heady days of Britpop in the mid 1990s.
Britpop – The Back Story
Starting out in 1988, I was first introduced to Blur through a friend at school, with a copy of their first album Leisure in late 1991, and learning that “There’s No Other Way”.
Whilst I fondly remember this album and some of the songs on their, the band themselves, and music journalists too, are less generous. (Dusting ’em off retrospective link)
Modern Life Is Rubbish
In contrast to Leisure, Blur undertook an ideological and image shift intended to celebrate their English heritage but this was met with limited success in the US, failing to break into the Billboard 200.
Moving on to become the Blur we now know
This is more like the sound of Blur you may be more familiar with.
Shortly after came the biggest album to date: Parklife in 1994.The first single “Girls & Boys“, found favour on BBC Radio 1 and peaked at number 5 on the UK Singles Chart, followed by it’s title single Parklife featuring Quadrophenia lead star Phil Daniels
Parklife is regarded as one of Britpop’s defining records. Blur won four awards at the 1995 Brit Awards, including Best Band and Best Album for Parklife. Subsequently Coxon later pointed to Parklife as the moment when “[Blur] went from being regarded as an alternative, left field arty band to this amazing new pop sensation”.
The Great Escape
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