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Graham Coxon interview: ‘The 1990s were fraught. I didn’t enjoy it’

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:12 pm
by mishmosh
Cracking new interview with GC on veganism, EOTFW, feeling overlooked as an artist and the chances of another Blur album:

Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/culture/graham-coxo ... ing-world/

8-)

Re: Graham Coxon interview: ‘The 1990s were fraught. I didn’t enjoy it’

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:05 pm
by steve
thanks i'll give it a read... it doesn't mention that soundtrack does it :lol: ;)

Re: Graham Coxon interview: ‘The 1990s were fraught. I didn’t enjoy it’

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:05 pm
by steve
yeah it was an interesting interview.

So what's your opinion on why his solo albums have not sold well?

Re: Graham Coxon interview: ‘The 1990s were fraught. I didn’t enjoy it’

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:26 pm
by Fogg
The first couple of albums weren't really commerical at all. Too lo-fi and home made to get any radio play, not catchy enough to garner a big crossover following from any but the most loon Blur fans.

Then, by the time he's knocking out a few albums that could sell decent numbers it coincided with the brief time in history when the entire internet had embraced Kazaa and Napster.

Then get to Spinning Top and you've a strong folksy busy fingers album, but it's only ever going to be a niche interest. A+E always felt like a more determined stab at commercial success to me, but by then we're about 10yrs post Blur, about 8yrs after Happiness in Magazines, and you've got a job on your hands to get any exposure in a world crammed full of Sheerans, Mumfords, and Sandes.

I always got the impression Graham's solo stuff was more about him making the sort of music he wanted to make rather than chasing sales. That's one of the reasons I like it so much.

Re: Graham Coxon interview: ‘The 1990s were fraught. I didn’t enjoy it’

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:32 pm
by steve
You've pretty much covered it foggy but there are a number of other factors that i could mention.
Fogg wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:26 pm
I always got the impression Graham's solo stuff was more about him making the sort of music he wanted to make rather than chasing sales. That's one of the reasons I like it so much.
Well yes and no but there was a concerted effort to promote graham as a solo artist from 2003 to about 06. There were a number of reasons why that changed.

Re: Graham Coxon interview: ‘The 1990s were fraught. I didn’t enjoy it’

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:55 am
by Gypsy
mishmosh wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:12 pm
Cracking new interview with GC on veganism, EOTFW, feeling overlooked as an artist and the chances of another Blur album:

Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/culture/graham-coxo ... ing-world/

8-)
Thanks for that, Mish.

Hats off to him, I couldn't go vegan, although I've recently become a pescaterian (and doing surprisingly well). Soya milk in your coffee is enough to put anyone in a terrible mood for the day.

I totally identify with the 'kids = being constantly knackered and having very little time for yourself', and, at a much lower level of course, with the 'I'm an introvert = my work is not widely known'. I still think he's done pretty well though, from my very biased pov.

What do you know, Steve? Tell us more!

Re: Graham Coxon interview: ‘The 1990s were fraught. I didn’t enjoy it’

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:49 pm
by steve
Gypsy wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:55 am
What do you know, Steve? Tell us more!
about what?