Blur vs Oasis: how was that a thing? Wall to wall national coverage of the relative chart positions of the records of a couple of bands, for a couple of weeks, culminating in the great reveal of who would take the top spot. I mean, record charts? That right kids: bands used to sell enough records each week to be worth noting down and comparing figures. Seems weird now.
Plus, it was a ludicrous comparison: one of them is a bunch of scruffy oiks who made a career off the back of 2 songs, and the other is Blur. It’s incredible to look at their body of work now, from the hilltop of time, and see just how varied their music was: it’s hard to believe that the same band created Girls and Boys, Coffee and TV, Parklife, Out of Time, Bettlebum, Tender and Trimm Trabb.
I have friends, people I actually generally respect until they make me reconsider everything about them when they suggest Oasis is a better band, even though I realise they’re just doing it to annoy me. They’re all English, of course.
But the problem with Blur is that they’re so varied as to make it impossible to pick one track of theirs over the others, so I won’t bother: here’s the big one instead, the one you wish would go on for ever, the one that is their shortest song ever, just to spite us. Love it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSbBvKaM6sk