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

Looking back in time… memorable moments in sonic history!

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‘Beetlebum’ by BLUR

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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…

Beetlebum
What you’ve done
She’s a gun
Now what you’ve done
Beetlebum
Get nothing done
You beetlebum
Just get numb
Now what you’ve done
Beetlebum
And when she lets me slip away
She turns me on and all my violence’s gone
Nothing is wrong
I just slip away and I am gone
Nothing is wrong
She turns me on
I just slip away and I am gone
Beetlebum
Because you’re young
She’s a gun
Now what you’ve done
Beetlebum
She’ll suck your thumb
She’ll make you come
Cause she’s your gun
Now what you’ve done
Beetlebum

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

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