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Getting Pumped for Pulp

And reordering the Britpop Hierarchy while we're at it.
Κείμενο Kristen Yoonsoo Kim


Like all good this-band-versus-that-band feuds, the English media spun delicious headlines in 1995 when two of their native bands, Blur and Oasis, fought for top spot in what was dubbed as “Battle of Britpop.” When the two bands released their singles on the same day (Blur’s “Country House” and Oasis’ “Roll With It”), they asked their fellow Brits to take a side, and things got ugly from there. I’ve always chosen Blur over Oasis; not only were they superior in songwriting, but they also handled the battle better. Blur took the cheeky route, like when bassist Alex James wore an Oasis t-shirt on Top of the Pops. And Oasis fired back angrily, which was no shocker to anyone. Liam Gallagher said he hoped Blur would “catch AIDS and die” while his brother Noel once said of Blur frontman Damon Albarn: “the thing that still pisses me off to this day is that cunt fuck said we engineered the battle with his bunch of wankers. Oasis don’t need to compete with a bunch of cunts.” Eloquent men.

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