they do that?
Story by David Cavanagh and
Typed up for
Veikko's Blur Page by Marit Rønning
ll the quotes that follow are from lenghty
interviews conducted in May 1995 with Damon Albarn,
Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree, Stephen Street,
Dave Balfe and Andy Ross. The songs appear in the order
they were recorded, not in the order they were released.
For example, a typical Blur song from late 1991 or early
1992 might sit in the vaults for two years before a home
is found for it on the b-side of a 12-inch single or CD.
Thanks to Mike Smith and John Smith for chronological
David Cavanagh and Stuart Maconie are the two writers
who've been closest to Blur in their six year history.
Cavanagh insisted that Select put the band on the cover
in 1991 when most around him shared the "Balfe
view" - and he was right. Maconie's abiding Blur
memory is of sharing a taxi around Tokyo with them, with
Dave Rowntree asleep on top of him and Damon shouting at
passers-by through a megaphone. Maconie is now half of
Radio One's Collins & Maconie. Both he and Cavanagh
now write mainly for Q.