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Old 08-07-2009, 10:05 AM   #1921 (permalink)
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I've never heard them say they hate Nirvana.
Well I do recall Albarn saying that he wished he killed Cobain personally.

I dunno, call it a hunch.

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Song 2 was written as a joke by the band. It was making funny of typical American rock and just about written on the spot hence Damon's nonsensical lyrics. The irony of it was it became a big hit in the states. But it wasn't their first hit in the states There's No Other Way and Girls & Boys were also hits, though I don't know if they were big ones.
Modest hits, not a lot of lasting popularity like Song 2 had, I never hear them on the radio, but Song 2 is very much a modern rock/alt rock radio staple now.
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Well I do recall Albarn saying that he wished he killed Cobain personally.

I dunno, call it a hunch.
Never seen any mention of it anywhere before you said this just now.
So i'll take that with a pinch of salt for now.
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Song 2 was written as a joke by the band. It was making funny of typical American rock and just about written on the spot hence Damon's nonsensical lyrics. The irony of it was it became a big hit in the states. But it wasn't their first hit in the states There's No Other Way and Girls & Boys were also hits, though I don't know if they were big ones.
This. It was 100% percent a parody of grunge and them fooling around with the American 'underground'. It's sad that it is basically the only song my friends know blur for.
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I'm getting the impression a lot of Americans here seem to think Britpop was anti American.
It wasn't anything like that.
O rly?
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This. It was 100% percent a parody of grunge and them fooling around with the American 'underground'. It's sad that it is basically the only song my friends know blur for.
But the joke was really on them, because now people think of them as being a British poser grunge band. You know, like Bush.
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I was talking about the music, not jingoistic magazine covers.

Brett Anderson later said he thought that cover was a total embarrassment.
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Yeah Select really was at the cutting edge of music journalism.

It still amazes me how ignorant people are of what Britpop was and was not.
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I'm sure they must have been gutted to sell thousands of records in a country they never really made any great effort to crack.
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Sh*t, you got me thurr.
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Yeah Select really was at the cutting edge of music journalism.

It still amazes me how ignorant people are of what Britpop was and was not.
Because I was being totally serious. And really come on like I was ever reading Select at 3 years old. =\
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