THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
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Best Bit-At 2.46. The way you could spend your Saturday night pre Covid.
Suede were formed in London, England in 1989, and were active until 2003, they reformed in 2010. The original lineup consisted of Brett Anderson (vocals,) Mat Osman (bass,) and Justine Frischmann (guitar, 1989-1991) (see also best songs 1018.) They were joined soon after by Bernard Butler (guitar, 1989-1994,) Simon Gilbert (drums) joined in 1994, Richard Oakes (guitar) joined in 1994, Neil Codling (keyboards) joined in 1996, and Alex Lee (keyboards,) was an official member between 2001-2003.
The music press called Suede (see also best songs 244) ‘The original Britpop band,’ a term lead singer and songwriter Brett Anderson hated.In 1992 Suede were dubbed by ‘Melody Maker’ as the best new band in Britain. The following year their debut Album ‘Suede’ topped the UK Album chart, becoming the fastest selling debut Album in almost 10 years, it won the Mercury Music Prize, and helped foster ‘Britpop’ as a musical genre.
‘Saturday Night’ is taken from the bands third studio Album ‘Coming Up’ from 1996, and was co-written by Brett Anderson, and Richard Oakes. Of the song Anderson has said,’The sentiment of ‘Saturday Night’ was something I’d never tried to do before, which was to find beauty in something ordinary and average, before it was sort of casting myself as the kind of tortured Byronic hero.’
‘We’ll go to freak shows, and peepshows, we’ll go to disco’s, casinos, we’ll go where people go and let go.’