We often revisit the '80s here in Framed, but this week, we'd like to take a fond look back at the very cool 1990s. In addition to hip-hop, one of the big trends back then was Britpop, an alt-rockish subgenre that was spearheaded by Oasis but included Lush, Suede, and many others.
Oasis had one big rival back then: Blur, who were their major foe in the never-to-be-forgotten "Battle of Britpop." Blur declared Modern Life Is Rubbish by naming their album that back in 1993. And this week's video features a song from that album called "Chemical World."
The song is kind of obtuse, but the video is an interesting amalgam of various animals and Blur themselves frolicking about in a field. Sadly, it didn't take down Oasis, who went on to release (What's The Story) Morning Glory and Be Here Now to general acclaim and sales. In the meantime, Blur would go on to break up and reform and so on.
That's the back story, and we're very happy to be featuring "Chemical World" this week. Please let us know if our video choices--and, more importantly our very, very funny captions--are meeting your needs! Do it now!
2 -- Realizing the Smurfs had won decisively, the humans surrendered en masse!
3 -- "Take a break, Hoppy. You can put a fork in that tortoise."
4 -- "And, please, also, God...a minimal loss of civilian life in the Battle of Britpop. Thy will be done."
5 -- The horse-faced mammals vowed to not rest until they found their leader, Ann Coulter.
6 -- "'Hurry up?' Yeah, that'll happen."
7 -- "Anyway, like I was sayin', your best choices for bait are peanut butter, WD-40... well, really, any other non-living thing."
8 -- "My favorite song by They Might Be Giants? Who the hell are They Might Be Giants?"
9 -- How many more times will Roethlisberger fail to see the wide-open receiver??
10 -- "Y'know what our problem is, men? We gotta figure out how to make us some bread."
11 -- "That's right, both the Gallaghers. And if you can't kill 'em, make sure you peck out their eyes."
12 -- "Well, I'd say we're fairly prominent. But I wouldn't go so far as to say we're actually out standing in our field."