Wednesday, 14 February 2018

The First Time With... Series 4 - 5. Graham Coxon

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 4 - 5. GRAHAM COXON (320kbs-m4a/132mb/58mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 14th December 2017

Blur guitarist and solo artist Graham Coxon discusses his key musical moments with Matt Everitt.

Graham chats about meeting Damon, Alex and Dave for the first time and the incredibly chaotic early days of Blur before There's No Other Way made them into popstars.

He discusses his difficulties in dealing with the tabloid attention and fame that followed the success of Parklife, and his own battles overcoming alcohol addiction. He also talks frankly about his clearly painful exit from Blur and his happy reunion with the band.

His fascinating solo career also gets covered, as his music evolves from low-fi garage rock, to jagged punk and from pastoral acoustic folk to upbeat indie pop hit singles.

It's a revealing and honest look at the musical life of Blur's experimental heart and - in the words of Noel Gallagher - "The greatest guitarist of his generation".

Graham Coxon - Standing On My Own Again [Parlophone]
Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 In D Minor: Ode To Joy
Mary Hopkin - Turn Turn Turn
The Beatles - Revolution [Apple]
The Police - Roxanne [A&M]
The Who - The Kids Are Alright [Polydor]
The Kinks - You Really Got Me [Polygram TV]
The Style Council - Speak Like A Child [EMI]
The Smiths - William, It Was Really Nothing [Rhino]
Leonard Bernstein - Gee, Officer Krupke
Blur - She's So High [EMI]
Blur - This Is A Low [Food]
Blur - Tender [Virgin]
Pavement - In The Mouth A Desert [Matador/Beggars Banquet]
Blur - You're So Great [Parlophone]
Graham Coxon - I Wish
Blur - Coffee And TV [EMI]
Blur - Battery In Your Leg
Graham Coxon - Freakin' Out [EMI]
Graham Coxon - In The Morning
Graham Coxon - What'll It Take
Davey Graham - Jubilation

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