01. Is this a big Graham record, you're more
on this than on any other Blur
02. Do you think the record
sounds like it does
of the things you've been listening
lately, like hardcore?
03. So you want to sound exciting
04. You obviously wanted to make
a record that
the Brit Pop stuff to rest and the
of bands like The Kinks?
05. So it's fair to say there's a
lot more of your
on this record than on "The Great
06. Did you want to move Blur
away from where
ended up in the market place?
07. Give us a few words to
describe the mood of
record. Any words spring to your mind?
08. Is this what Blur should
09. Was it instantly obvious that
was going on with this record?
10. It's not a very British
sounding record is it?
11. A lot of the way this record
you've been listening to, which is
12. Do you get fed up with being
a pop star?
13. You must have found yourself
"Parklife" and thought, what are we
14. Will some of these people be
15. Were you conscious of the
was no strings, no brass or pretty
going on the record?
16. Are you looking forward to
taking this on
presumably you in particular will be
17. You'll have your work cut
out, there'll be
a lot to
do because you're central to most of
18. Do you have any favourite
tracks on the
as of today?
19. What does it feel like being
in an art punk
20. Is it a case of being successful which then
you the leeway to do what you want to
21. How did it happen, did you all convene after
"The Great Escape" and say we've got to
a different record?
22. Were you happy when you realised that this
was going to sound the way it was,
you have any reservations?
23. It sounds like the record that couldn't care
for demographics or marketing. This is
you want to do?
24. Is it your most honest record?
25. What was the atmosphere like at the
26. The sound and the mood is different from
"The Great Escape"?
27. Tell us about the last track on the album
Just A Killer For Your Love" which was
28. Does it feel scary that people will put this
away and say "blimey what's this"?
29. Are you looking forward to touring with this
30. I understand the flying is going well and the
time I saw you you flew to Dublin.
31. How did you go from making a
record like "The Great Escape" to
such an angry, nasty, dark and dirty
32. But when you realised what it was going to
like, were you more than happy with
33. It's not a Brit Pop record then is it?
34. Did you get fed up with being a popstar?
35. Did you find yourself in circumstances
or personally that made you want
take a step in a different direction that
or "The Great Escape"?
36. As befits your roots, it's an arty record isn't
37. This isn't an ironic record at all is it? It
pretty full on and sincere.
38. Did you want to make a record that was
you in a different direction that "The
Escape"? When it became obvious that
record was going to be so different were
happy with that?
39. Some of the younger fans you brought
with you from "Parklife" might even be
by this record, is that good
40. Do you have a particular favourite track on
41. How do you feel about taking the record on
42. I can't think of a major group making a
that's such a rejection of the last
43. It sounds like the four of you have made a
on this record where you don't
about trends or reactions.
44. Were you worried about doing it at any
45. Was it a case, that becoming pop stars and
realising that wasn't what you wanted to
46. How much of this record is actually about the
you found yourself in after
47. Can you characterise the mood of the
what words would describe the record
what it feels like?
48. Some of the people who came to enjoy Blur
"Parklife" may hold their hands up in
Are you prepared for that?
49. Your relationship with America is much
and funnily enough this is a
American sounding record in that, some
the stuff that's gone on in American rock
the last ten years, the loud and angry
That quality seems to be on this
50. It's a very nineties record in the sense that
talk about Brit Pop, this is really a
of its time isn't it.
51. It sounds like a real pre-millennium record
52. It's a big change lyrically from the last
53. It also feels like a record that's an
of how you were feeling, less
54. Your voice on a lot of the tracks is treated or
almost trying to hide away from
fact that this is Damon singing. Is there
thruth in that?
55. What was the process in between the demos
the finished artifact?
56. There's no strings and no brass.
57. Is this what Blur are about and will continue
be about or is this Blur at this stage in
nineties and you may go off again on a
58. It will polarise people's feelings, some won't
it and others will think it's the best
done, is that what you want.
59. Tell us what your love affair with Iceland is
60. The album seems quite fractured and angry.
61. You have said that Dublin was a pivotal time
Blur's recent evolution.
62. Was there any points that made you think,
a lot of stuff I want to reject now?
63. There's a track on the album about America.