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Love Travels At Illegal Speeds Interview Disc
Parlophone/EMI Records


Released: March 2006
Format: CD Promo
Cat. No.: COXON 03 /
0946 357182 2 5
Approx. Value: unknown

Interview conducted in London in early 2006. Produced and edited by Tony Hale and Kevin McCabe.



  01. So, did you make this new album at home in
 your own studio?
  02. And is the CD 'all your own work'; or are there
 other players on it?
  03. And what is your recording technique: how do
 you actually go about the process?
  04. And as previously, you have Stephen Street
  05. One of the reasons that you like working with
 Stephen is that he pushes you. Is that right?
  06. So, the CD is called Love Travels At Illegal
 Speeds, but there isn't a track called that. So
 what kind of variety of songs will we find?
  07. There are a number of love songs on the
 album: as one would expect from you, love
 lost rather more often that love won! But when
 the singer sings 'I love you' or whatever, is
 the 'I' actually you?
  08. Would it be reasonable, having listened to the
 album a few times, to argue that Graham
 Coxon is feeling a bit less introspective
 on this album? That there's a bit more
 outward looking?
  09. OK, let's work our way through the album,
 track by track. Track 1 is Standing On My Own
 Again: right back to the post punk late 70s,
 Jam, Buzzcocks, Jags. It's Power Pop, isn't it?
  10. Track 2 is I Can't Look At Your Skin. The vocal
 sounds a little bit like Johnny Rotten,
 I think...
  11. Next up, Don't Let Your Man Know, is a song
 about illicit sex: with the singer cast as The
 Other Man...
  12. The end of Don't Let Your Man Know seems to
 mark a major change in emphasis on the
 album. After the power pop of tracks 1 and 2,
 we settle to a more melodic, easier pace on
 Just a State of Mind.
  13. Track 5, You & I, is a song sung to a loved
 one. But in fact, it started out being sung to
 your daughter, Pepper, didn't it?
  14. Now, on Gimme Some Love, Track 6, we're
 back on that post punk, power pop trail...
  15. I Don't Wanna Go Out is Track 7. Tell us
 about that one.
  16. Would it be fair to describe the next track,
 Don't Believe Anything I Say as auto
 biographical at all?
  17. Tell It Like It Is sounds like a single. Do you
 ever think about chart success and the
 possibilities for your songs?
  18. Flights To The Sea (Lovely Rain) is the only
 song on the album that isn't in 4/4 time.
  19. Track 11 is a terrific song. What's He Got? It's
 all about seeing a good looking girl with
 another guy. "Why him - not me?" Very
 Graham Coxon!!
  20. You Always Let Me Down is next. And it
 sounds so real, I wonder, is about someone
 we might know?
  21. Tell us about the last track 'See A Better Day'.


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