Blur star Graham Coxon recently talked about playing guitar.
Graham Coxon believes he’s not a great musician
Graham remains sanguine about the whole thing. The modest star doesn’t even believe he’s a great musician, despite his infectious riffs helping to propel his band to the top
“I’m still fairly limited on the guitar. As a guitarist, I have a lot of bad habits,” he smiles while speaking to the Express.]. “Often, I don’t use the guitar like a guitar should be used. I only want to use it to make sounds appropriate to the song I’m playing, so my technique is strange. I’ve been told I play more like I’m playing drums than the guitar.”
Coxon recently noted the infamous battle between Blur and Oasis. At the height of the Britpop craze, their rivalry set the news agenda when their respective singles Country House and Roll With It were released in the same week.
Blur, who made headlines on the News At Ten in 1995 when they clashed with arch-rivals Oasis in a battle for the Number One spot, are reuniting for two huge shows this summer.
When the two bands previously clashed, accepted wisdom stated Oasis were the grittier, working-class musicians, as opposed to the middle-class, artier Blur. But Graham had met singer Damon Albarn at Stanway Comprehensive School in Colchester, Essex. His dad Bob was a bandleader in the Army and mum Pauline worked for Nestle.