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Stereotypes (song)

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Released  12 February 1996
Recorded  1995
Length  3:10
Format  7" vinyl, CD, cassette
Genre  Britpop
B-side  "The Man Who Left Himself", "Tame" (7") "The Man Who Left Himself", "Tame", "Ludwig" (CD)

"Stereotypes" is a song by English alternative rock band Blur and is the opening track to their fourth studio album, The Great Escape. It was released on 12 February 1996 as the third single from that album, charting at number 7 in the UK Singles Chart. It was originally intended to be the album's first single.


"Tame", one of the single's B-sides, is sometimes viewed as Blur's first push into the sound that they would develop greatly on their next album, Blur.

Music video

The music video which was directed by Matthew Longfellow features live footage. Whereas the previous live video promo "End of a Century" was live in picture and sound, "Stereotypes" is simply live footage edited to fit the album track recording.

Track listings

All music composed by Albarn, Coxon, James and Rowntree. All lyrics composed by Albarn.

Production credits

  • "Stereotypes" produced by Stephen Street
  • "The Man Who Left Himself", "Tame" and "Ludwig" produced by Blur and John Smith
  • "The Horrors", "A Song" and "St Louis" produced by Blur
  • Damon Albarn: Lead Vocals, Synthesizers, Organ
  • Graham Coxon: Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • Alex James: Bass Guitar
  • Dave Rowntree: Drums
  • References

    Stereotypes (song) Wikipedia

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