Monday, March 16, 2009

Supergrass - Caught by the Fuzz

Supergrass were a band of teenagers with the very English names of Gaz, Mick, and Danny, (Seriously, have you ever heard of an American named Gaz?) hailing from Oxford who released their debut single in 1994 during the height of the Britpop movement. It was a two and-a-half minute slice of Buzzcocks inspired punk that told the story of getting busted for drug posession.

Like most Britpop, it didn't make much of an impact in the U.S. since we were too busy rocking bands like Live and Toad the Wet Sprocket, but it charted at number 43 in the UK and John Peel named it number 5 in his annual Festive 50.

Someone once said that "This song is exactly what being a teenager sounds like", and I think that is about the best description you could give it. This song also appeared on their debut album "I Should Coco", which is a classic and well worth the time to explore.

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