Ah, yes, trying to get the band, Oasis back together. Surely, this is a feat that not just anyone can take care of. Luckily for the rest of us, Blur’s Graham Coxon wishes to take the challenge as soon as possible.
Speaking in a new interview in The Evening Standard, the guitarist was asked about a potential reunion with his own band and a tour next year.
He said: “No, I don’t know what’s going on with Blur, we haven’t really talked about anything. I don’t really know what it is. It’s actually quite important that I say nothing about it for personal reasons.”
Coxon then added that he was excited about the prospect of Pulp getting back together and he’d be happy to see Oasis reunite.
He said: “That would be fun [seeing Pulp return]. Just need Oasis to do it. Knock those brothers’ heads together,” he declared.
After this, Graham spoke openly about his appreciation for Oasis. He went on to state that he would be the one that will eventually/hopefully get the Oasis unit back in fully working order.
When asked if he would be open to trying his hand at getting the band back on good terms and playing out again he said: “Yes any day. I’d do that. I’d have a chat with them.”
Oasis and Blur were famously involved in a Britpop chart battle during the ’90s, but Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn have since become friends.
They collaborated most recently in 2017 on ‘We Got The Power’, which appears on Gorillaz’s ‘Humanz’ and also features Savages singer Jehnny Beth.
The biggest difference between Oasis and Blur are there ways that the go about unforming and reforming. For Blur, it’s pretty easy to split up, call it a day, and then get right back to it again another day. For Oasis, well, you know how that one goes.