Supergrass’ Gaz Coombes – My Music

To read more about Supergrass and The Hot Rats chap Gaz’s choices get the new issue of NME.


To make me dance…
Captain Beefheart – Sure Nuff N Yes I Do
“When this track comes in, it just has this amazingly raw, loose but really thoughtful groove which is typical of Beefheart but also not as strange as they normally are.”

My first record…
Madonna – Into The Groove
“I remember buying this when I was about nine from this little music section in the supermarket near where I lived.”

Right now, I’m loving…
The Residents – Meet The Residents
“It’s really experimental and a bit weird but you occasionally stumble across a song and go, ‘Wow that’s fucking mental’.”

My guilty pleasure…
The Edgar Winter Group – Free Ride
“It’s a really cheesy classic rock song which is perfect for driving down California’s Highway 1.”

A record by a hero…
Neil Young – On The Beach
“This is probably my favourite record by Neil Young. ‘Revolution Blues’ and ‘On The Beach’ are the best two songs he’s ever written.”

Everyone should hear…
Talking Heads – Crosseyed And Painless
“This song works in any situation. I’ve done a bit of DJ-ing over the years and that’s a real favourite.”

My first gig…
Happy Mondays, Manchester G-Mex, 23/3/90
“Me and Danny [Goffey, Supergrass/The Hot Rats drummer], we must have only been about 14 at the time, hopped on a bus to Manchester, met a few people along the way and had a mad old night up there.”