Label: Star Mark - 24951-1/2,Star Mark - 4607147898666 • Format: CD Compilation DVD DVD-Video All Media Unofficial Release Digipak • Country: Russia • Genre: Rock • Style: Brit Pop
Add Genre. Add Styles. Add Moods. Add Themes. In the summer ofit had been reduced to this -- Blur versus Oasis. The two bands represented polar opposites of the pop audience -- elite versus the working class, art school versus blue collar, and art school versus gut instinct.
It Country House - Blur - Greatest Hits a brilliant pairing, better even than the Beatles versus the Rolling Stones, because these two bands actually hated each other. According to Albarn, Gallagher spotted him, then got in his face, screaming "number one!
As it turned out, both Blur and Oasis were set to deliver the sequels to hit albums in the fall of Blur was offering their fourth album, while Oasis was set to prove that their debut wasn't a fluke. Originally, they weren't going to release their lead singles -- the songs that touted their upcoming releases -- on the same day, but when Albarn discovered that Blur's "Country Country House - Blur - Greatest Hits and Oasis' "Roll With It" were going to be released within Band 3: Bless Johnny - McGill Jazz Band - McGill Jazz Band week of each other, he decided to ditch all pretense and have his band's single released the same week as Oasis'.
A real risky move, since if his band stiffed, the other band would have vaulted beyond anyone's expectations. Most observers believed that the rivalry would be contained to Britain's weeklies, but a strange turn of events happened. Brit-pop became a cultural phenomenon, transcending indie culture and dominating the mainstream. That meant that everybody knew about Blur versus Oasis, that they were anxiously awaiting the results of the August release of "Country House" and "Roll With It.
In the final few days, it was revealed that Oasis had a major problem when their label, Creation, had a problem with the bar codes on their singles, thereby meaning their single simply wasn't registered as many times as Blur's. And Blur claimed the number Cut Your Body - Selective Crash - Do Not Crack The Metal Chip slot -- the first in their history -- with "Country House.
In hindsight, it has become chic to dismiss "Country House" as the product of those crazy times, particularly by Blur's guitarist, Graham Coxon, who seems to be embarrassed to be associated with a song that had either the words "country" or "house" in its title.
That's completely unfair. The detached observer could reasonably offer the explanation that Blur won the battle because Country House - Blur - Greatest Hits offered the most distinctly British single since the Kinks made "Sunny Afternoon" a national Country House - Blur - Greatest Hits . Even if that was true, "Country House" is a brilliant piece of British pop. Yes, you already have to have an inclination for British pop to be enamored with "Country House" -- if only Andy Partridge was half as cute as Damon Albarn, the defiantly British eccentrics XTC would have registered a hit nearly as big as this -- but once you do, it instantly seems like a classic.
Apart from the detached, postmodern viewpoint something any Blur fan will take as second nature by this point, even init's hard not to get suckered in by the wonderful hooks and the impeccably detailed production, courtesy of Blur and their producer, Stephen Street.
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