Anglo For Your Ear: Sneaker Pimps’ “6 Underground”

For me, this song defines the 1990s much more than “Smells Like Teen Spirit” or anything Oasis or Blur put out. You could hardly set foot in an American mall in the late ’90s without hearing this song. (Yes, even in Laurel, Mississippi.) The song, released in 1996 from the Reading-based trio, became a mainstay on film soundtracks and commercials.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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