BLUR – British No 1 Single ‘BEETLEBUM’ Released 20 Years Ago…

Looking back in time… memorable moments in sonic history!


‘Beetlebum’ by BLUR


Twenty years ago – 20 January 1997 – BLUR released the first single of their 5th, eponymous, album. Frontman/songwriter Damon Albarn revealed afterwards that BEETLEBUM was about using heroin with his former girlfriend Justine Frischmann (Elastica‘s frontwoman). He called the track lazy and sexy. I never experienced
heroin but that’s how that British number one hit precisely felt & still feels today.
Relax and slip away…

Fifth album released 10 February 1997 – 20 years ago soon…

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