Can You Prove You Were A Britpop Fan?

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

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

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    Wrong!

    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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    Drama
    Fashion
    Sculpture
    BA (Honours) Fine Art
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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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    Primal Scream
    Super Furry Animals
    Black Grape
    Sleeper
    Correct!
    Wrong!

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

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

    1991
    1992
    1993
    1994
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    So long ago. SO VERY VERY OLD.

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

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    "Chic thug stuttered through a stereo dream / A fifty knuckle shuffle heavy metal machine"
    "Shake your fake tan through aerosol land, you'll know / That you'll suffer for your sex by the caravanettes, oh no"
    "Come to my house tonight / We can be together in the nuclear sky"
    "Out to the electric night / Where the bassline jumps in the backstreet lights"
    "High on diesel and gasoline / Psycho for drum machine"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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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    Emmy-Kate, Lauren, Marie, Johnny
    Marie, Emmy-Kate, Lauren, Johnny
    Lauren, Marie, Emmy-Kate, Johnny
    Marie, Lauren, Emmy-Kate, Johnny
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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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    Super Furry Animals
    Manic Street Preachers
    Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
    Catatonia
  8. 8. Which album's cover is this from?

    "1977" by Ash
    "Do It Yourself" by The Seahorses
    "Elastica" by Elastica
    "C'mon Kids" by The Boo Radleys
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "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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    Country House
    Girls & Boys
    No Distance Left To Run
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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"?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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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    "Common People" by Pulp
    "Come Out 2 Nite" by Kenickie
    "I Want You" by Inspiral Carpets
    "Paintball's Coming Home" by Half Man Half Biscuit
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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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    1994
    1995
    1996
    1997
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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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    Northern Uproar
    These Animal Men
    Not actually a band, just some blokes at an Oasis gig
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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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    "Is This Music?" by Teenage Fanclub
    "Chasing Rainbows" by Shed Seven
    "Ashes" by Embrace
    "Life Of Riley" by The Lightning Seeds
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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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    Kula Shaker
    Gay Dad
    Feeder
    Rialto
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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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    Nicky Wire
    Liam Gallagher
    Alex James
    Noel Gallagher
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    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.

Can You Prove You Were A Britpop Fan?