such an anthem they released it the next year as "1999" and the year after that as "2000"
Then put it out again as "2004" (but unchanged - the 2000 versions repressed)
Now here's a bizarre thing - NME faves Peace, who are a neopsych Stoney Rosey sort of proposition, actually covered "1998" on their 2012 debut EP Delicious. Which actually makes me like them a little bit. It's not so much a cover as a purloining of the riff and the writing of a song over and around it. And actually it's not bad at all - quite a fun neo-psych blowout.
the crowd go mental when the Binary Finary fellow drops "1998"
one more time