Around this time, Britpop acts like Oasis and Blur were huge in their homeland but struggling to break through in America. It was the opposite for Bush, who got hardly a listen in their native England (Sixteen Stone
peaked at #42 on the UK Albums chart), but was embraced in the US. Much of this has to do with "Everything Zen." Despite Gavin Rossdale's accent, the song is very American, with a heavy grunge sound and lyrics about being young and disaffected. A quick comparison:
"Everything Zen":We're so bored, you're to blame
" by Oasis (also released in 1994):Maybe I don't really wanna know how your garden grows
Rossdale spent much of 1991 in America, as the grunge sound was emerging.