Wednesday, January 02, 2013

1993 all over again: 4 - Suede

4. Suede - Animal Nitrate

This nearly didn't make it to number four. It nearly didn't make it to a singles release at all, as Brett Anderson wanted Sleeping Pills to be the single.

From 2012, it might look like NME had made a bold decision in choosing Suede - outsiders, a bit sexy, a bit druggy. Well away from the mainstream.

But not so much - not only did the song build itself round a riff nicked from Dixon Of Dock Green's theme tune (no, really) but it also got debuted at the Brit Awards. Yes, the Brit Awards.

[Part of 1993 all over again]
[Buy: Suede]