('Triumph' in the sense that it is mindboggling not only that anybody so uncomfortable singing a song could release a single but also that nobody else at any point in the 'creative' 'provess' saw this stupendous lack of star quality as a reason to put the brakes on the entire thing.)
('Triumph' in the sense of 'reasonably fresh and undoubtedly fly but not so fresh or so fly that you'd say it was worth stringing out a living-on-scraps style musical career for well over a decade.)
('Triumph' as in 'the precise point that Britpop died')
('Triumph' as in 'how odd, in the age of Soapstar Superstar and a thousand gossip mags, to think that in the dim and distant past a group of teenagers from the television would look so incredibly unenthusiastic at the prospect of being able to prove their warbling "skillz"'.)
John Alford's classic 'Smoke Gets In Your Eyes' is nowhere to be found on YouTube.
The final episode of Grange Hill airs on BBC1 today at 4.35pm. Expect a school prom and an unexploded bomb (?!).