Although the moment that marked the real birth of Britpop has been debated, the 20th anniversary of the release of Blur's Parklife, which fell yesterday, April 25, is often cited as the point when the genre surged as a cultural, Union Jack-waving force in Britain and beyond. So on tonight's spring drive edition of UKNY, we'll spend an hour back in the mid-'90s when Britpop was at its height (for better and for worse) with Blur, Oasis, Elastica (pictured), Pulp, Echobelly, Suede, Space and more. UKNY is the new kid on the FUV block, but if you enjoy exploring music from Britain, please support the show by heading to WFUV.org and making a contribution to the station.
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Please join me on UKNY, Saturday nights at 11p.m. EST, following Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight"® and Marshall Crenshaw's "The Bottomless Pit" on 90.7 WFUV, also streaming online.
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1.The Boo Radleys, "Wake Up Boo!" Wake Up!
2. Lush, "500," Lovelife
3. Blur, "London Loves," Parklife
4. Pulp, "Disco 200," Different Class
5. Elastica, "Car Song," Elastica
6. Suede, "Trash," Coming Up
7. Sleeper, "Statuesque," The It Girl
8. Oasis, "Live Forever," (live Paris in-store), Definitely Maybe (remastered)
9. The Divine Comedy, "Something For The Weekend," Casanova
10. Space, "Female of the Species," Spiders
11. The Verve, "Lucky Man," Urban Hymns
12. Echobelly, "Insomniac," Everyone's Got One
13. Longpigs, "She Said," The Sun Is Often Out