BritPopCornucopia # 5: He lives in a house, a very big house in the country!
Yes, it was in 1995 that Blur released the album The Great Escape, which was actually the very first Blur album I purchased, having been addicted to the track "Charmless Man" at the tender age of 12 . It so happens that the same album featured a track entitled "Country House", which when released as a single caused a huge tabloid stir in the UK, ignited a chart war with Britpop on-off foes Oasis.
And it is that song, Country House, which has proved prophetic for Blur's bassist Alex James.
Gone is the hard-partying AJ Sexmeal. Say hello to the Farmer and Cheesemaker.