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Graham Coxon

The First Time With..., Series 4 Episode 5 of 15

1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 12 August 2012

Matt Everitt continues a new series of the First Time by talking to Blur guitarist and solo artist Graham Coxon.

Graham chats about meeting Damon, Alex and Dave for the first time and the incredibly chaotic early days of Blur before There's No Other Way made them into popstars.

He chats about his difficulties dealing with the tabloid attention and fame that followed the success of Parklife and his own battles overcoming alcohol addiction. He also talks frankly about his clearly painful exit from Blur and his happy reunion with the band.

His fascinating solo career also gets covered, as his music evolves from low-fi garage rock, to jagged punk and from pastoral acoustic folk to upbeat indie pop hit singles.

It's a revealing and honest look at the musical life of Blur's experimental heart and - in the words of Noel Gallagher - "The greatest guitarist of his generation".

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