Blur's winning of the chart that week over 'Roll With It' was a curse in the Oasis Blur feud.
Blur went American, then lost all their fans, while arguably keeping critical acclaim with Think Tank.
But then Damon Allbran joined a silly novelty cartoon band, and Coxon became a landfill indie artiste.
Although Oasis lost all critical respect, their popularity flourished as seen by their chart success and consistent stadium out-selling.
And now, Mr Pretentious is involved in an opera about chimps.
Make your mind up, Allbran. One minute you're a cockney Jack-The-Lad. Next, you're an American grunge sk8brdr, then you're a cartoon character, and now you're just a crazy old man.
Long live Liam Gallagher.