Mod Confession | Where Were You While We Were Getting High?

in Hidden Tracks

There would have been no time for getting old when we were young.

Anyone who was lucky enough to experience the Brit Pop era in the ’90s during their rebel teen days, and brainwashed with the mod cultures brought up again by Blur, Oasis, Ocean Colour Scene, The Charlatans, Cast and so on, those must have been the wildest and most memorable years of youth.

Coincidentally, three of my best mates mentioned to me recently how Oasis’ second album What’s the Glory Morning Glory had impact their lives. No matter what music they got into later on, it could never have compared to the critical moment when they had bought the album on October 2, 1995 and played on their Mini Hi-Fi CD player with ‘Wonderwall’, ‘Roll With It’, ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ and ‘Champagne Supernova’.

The album had always reminded me of summer 1996, when “Champagne Supernova” was the anthem. I looped the track for the entirety of summer. As soon as the waves effect intro merges in with the perfect dreamy guitar riffs, I feel like floating on the clear, pristine waters of a Spanish beach.

Whoever has the vinyl version of the album would know that it includes the rarest and the most hilarious Oasis B-side, ‘Bonehead’s Bank Holiday’. This is how the lyrics go: “She said she came to Spain to have a good time / but she was with her mum who had a face like a nun in pain”.

Do you recall where you were while we were getting high during the dreamy times of summer in the nineties?

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