Guitarist talks about his 2009 headline set with the Britpop legends
The Blur man spoke about the follow-up to his 2009 effort ‘The Spinning Top’, saying he had plenty of material for the album.
“I’ve recorded enough for two [albums],” he explained. “I’m not in any rush, I want to start working on that after the summer – I want to concentrate on festivals and start thinking about putting an album out then.”
Coxon also spoke about headlining Glastonbury with Blur in 2009 and compared it to this year’s solo slot. “It’s the same sort of feeling, but the Blur thing was a little bit overwhelming,” he said. “Obviously this [the show on The Park stage] was a lot more nervous energy. The Blur thing was a bit more of a laid back thing.”
When asked how it felt to headline Glastonbury, Coxon said: “It’s immense, really. It gives you an amazing feeling, especially if it goes as well as it did a couple of years ago… Loads of people, suave guitar, loads of amps – it’s pretty good.”
He added that his favourite Glastonbury memory was playing ‘Beetlebum’ with the band that year, during the sunset. When asked if Blur had got together recently for any writing sessions, he was quick to dispel any rumours, with a sharp “No.”
Coxon said he was up for watching The Horrors and Tame Impala but added that he might not venture out of The Park area as “I don’t like traipsing around much!” When asked if he’d watch fellow Britpop icons Pulp play on the same stage he had later in the evening he said: “Yeah, that’ll be nostalgic.”
Coxon played on The Park stage this afternoon (June 25) with his five-piece band and drew a large crowd, many of whom had to stand ankle-deep in thick mud to watch.
Graham Coxon played:
‘No Good Time’
‘Don’t Let Your Man Know’
‘Standing On My Own Again’
‘I Can’t Look At Your Skin’
‘Running For Your Life’
‘You And I’
‘Ooh Yeh Yeh’
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