With grunge exploding around them, Blur knew they had to do something different on their second album, released 25 years go.
You can hear the very sweet "Walking All Day" now ahead of the entire soundtrack's 26 January release.
He spoke to us about writing the original music for darkly funny new teen series ‘The End of the Fucking World’.
How a cobbled together selection of radio hits for a 90s film about borderline incestuous sociopaths still has the power to make us feel sentimental.
...and Gorillaz have done more for art and music than Blur ever will.
Come on mate, you've been dancing around the subject for years.
Specifically: "fucking hell bruv you have seriously lost the plot".
It was only a matter of time, really.
Chunks of the short-notice London show were streamed on Gorillaz’s official Facebook page.
Burnt out by Britpop and a failure to break America, 20 years ago Blur were disintegrating, but somehow they wrote their biggest song, and one of the best LPs of their career.
'Later... with Jools Holland' is like seeing your dad drunk for the first time.
My nineties wasn't Iggy Pop, Primal Scream and Joy Division. It was The Offspring, US rap, and the unquestionable sensuality of Seal.