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Can You Prove You Were A Britpop Fan?

Do you remember the first time? Well, do you?

  1. 1. Which of these albums was released first?

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    Suede's self-titled debut is the earliest - it came out in 1993. Echobelly's "Everyone's Got One", Pulp's "His 'n' Hers", and Blur's "Parklife" all came out in 1994; Gene's "Olympian" was 1995; and Belle & Sebastian's "Tigermilk" was released in 1996.

  2. 2. What subject was "she" studying at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design?

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    As we know from Pulp's "Common People", she came from Greece, and had a thirst for knowledge. And, of course, she studied sculpture at Saint Martins College. If you would like to study sculpture at Saint Martins College, here is a short course you can take.

  3. 3. Which band owned a tank?

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    It was the Super Furries. They painted it blue, kitted it out with a soundsystem, and drove it around festivals playing techno.

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  4. 4. In what year was Blur's "There's No Other Way" released?

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    So long ago. SO VERY VERY OLD.

  5. 5. Which of these isn't a Suede lyric?

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    One of those was a rogue Girls Aloud lyric. (In order: "Introducing The Band"; "Killing Of A Flashboy"; "Stay Together"; Girls Aloud's "Sound Of The Underground"; "Beautiful Ones".)

  6. 6. Left to right, identify the members of Kenickie.

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    From left to right, it's Marie du Santiago, Lauren Laverne, Emmy-Kate Montrose and Johnny X (real names: Anne Marie Nixon, Lauren Gofton, Emma Jackson and Pete Gofton.)

  7. 7. Which of these bands didn't sing in Welsh?

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  8. 8. Which album's cover is this from?

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    "1977" had a hidden track that was just the noise of band members throwing up, quite possibly the worst hidden track ever.

  9. 9. Which Blur song is this the video for?

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    The Country House video, directed in the style of Benny Hill by artist Damien Hirst. Not seen in this picture: Graham Coxon looking miserable.

  10. 10. Which of these is the video for "Don't Look Back In Anger"?

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    The key being that Noel sang Don't Look Back In Anger; all the others have Liam singing. (Clockwise from top left: "Supersonic"; "Champagne Supernova"; "Don't Look Back In Anger"; "D'You Know What I Mean"; "Live Forever"; "Wonderwall".)

  11. 11. Which of these tracks wasn't a number one in John Peel's Festive Fifty?

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    Half Man Half Biscuit appeared in the Festive Fifty no fewer than 13 times over the years, but were never number one.

  12. 12. What year was Jarvis Cocker's BRIT Awards Michael Jackson stage invasion?

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    Cocker was arrested and detained for several hours over the stage invasion, before being released without charge. Fact: he was legally represented during his detention by the comedian Bob Mortimer, who was a former solicitor and accompanied him after he was arrested. “All the policemen kept asking him for his autograph,” Cocker said.

  13. 13. Who are these people?

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    As pictured on the cover of their 1995 debut single "Rollercoaster". Northern Uproar have released four albums, their most recent coming out in May 2013. Really.

  14. 14. Which of these songs was NOT used as the Goal Of The Month music on Match Of The Day?

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    Teenage Fanclub, Embrace and most famously The Lightning Seeds were all used as the backing track for Goal of the Month. Sadly for The Sheds, they never made it to the pinnacle of Match of the Day music-use.

  15. 15. Britpop is generally accepted to have died some time in the late 90s. In 1999, who did Select magazine think was about to bring it back to life?

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    That's Cliff Jones of Gay Dad posing as Pop Jesus. (To be fair to Select, "To Earth With Love" was ace.)

  16. 16. Whose opinion of Glastonbury (as announced on stage there in 1994) was that they should "build some more fucking bypasses over this shithole"?

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    Lanky Manics bassist and vacuum cleaning enthusiast Wire retracted the remarks in 2007, saying he just meant it as a joke. The Manics returned to Glastonbury as headliners in 1999, when they caused toilet controversy.

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