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9 thoughts on “ Country House - Blur - The Great Escape ”

  1. The Great Escape presents a merry-go-round of British pop pleasures. Chamber music and psychedelia intersect to create the tipsy glow of “Ernold Same,” while the band’s sharp-tongued brashness stokes “Entertain Me,” a cocktail of punk and disco.
  2. Jul 27,  · "Country House" was Blur's first number one hit in the UK, beating Oasis' "Roll with It", in a chart rivalry dubbed "The Battle of Britpop". The Great Escape is the final part of Blur's 'Life' trilogy, after Modern Life Is Rubbish and Parklife/5(40).
  3. This song, Blur’s first number one single, reached the top of the charts after one of the most renowned music rivalries of the 90’s – Blur vs Oasis- culminated in Country House and Roll With.
  4. "Country House" is a song by English alternative rock band Blur. It was released as the lead single from the band's fourth album The Great Escape on 14 August Released on the same day as the Oasis single "Roll with It" – in a chart battle dubbed the "Battle of Britpop" – "Country House" reached number one in the UK Singles Chart (the first of two Blur singles to reach number one, the Genre: Britpop.
  5. Jun 13,  · Blur got the deluxe treatment here and this is the first album they actually sounded like a proper band. A great "debut" if you will, and a definite step into their heyday as the greatest new British band. The Great Escape is where you probably should start if you are getting into this band/5(57).
  6. The Great Escape Release Date: 11/09/ Recorded during Blur’s rapid rise in popularity and tabloid recognition, the third and final chapter in what was referred to as the band’s “life trilogy” sees the band present a dark and lavish look at the modern world, populated by night-shift cab drivers, factory workers, lottery players and.
  7. At that time the bands were opponents in the so called "Battle of Britpop." Blur got an erstwhile victory when "Country House" reached #1 ("Roll With it" only reached #2) in the UK charts, but Oasis' album (What's the Story) Morning Glory? proved to be a much bigger success than The Great Escape.

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