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Graham is from Fordham, in the borough of Colchester. Shouldn't this article be updated to show that. I know it's the same borough, but it's still a village in its own right and pretty boring with that - Fordham needs help.
Despite doing well with his solo albums, graham would do do much better if he rejoined blur. Why won't he rejoin his childhood friend and a band with 5 number 1 albums, one going triple platinum. Please explain what reasons he has for remaining a stranger to a great band. 220.127.116.11 21:12, 8 October 2005 (UTC)Tom
- his reasons are his own. cma 00:31, 15 October 2005 (UTC)
- It seems to me the reason must be that being in the band coincided with drinking too much and he doesn't want to risk that happening again now that he has a family. No? (And you can read in some resentment at his friends for tolerating his self-destructiveness, etc.) --18.104.22.168 07:44, 3 January 2006 (UTC)
I think what you mean is that Blur would do much better if Graham rejoined. In my opinion his solo work shows exactly how important he was to Blur and how large a gap he has left. His two solo albums since leaving Blur are full of energy and interest. As much as I would like him to rejoin I do not think that you can say he would do much better.22.214.171.124 11:14, 19 November 2005 (UTC)
Graham Coxon is more consrned with his daughter than music, and his music more than his money. Whilst it may be true that Graham may make more money if he rejoined blur (assuming that is what you mean be "do better" and he would make many blur fans happy, he has been quoted saying he 'does not make music for the fans' he said he put everything he had into the music, but he does not write music so it can be popular. His less mainstream more lo-fi albums have a beatiful orginal sound that is sought after by many fans aswell, it would be unfair to say that he does not have a fan base.
Also, Happiness in Magazines was his 5th solo album.
Heathcoteheat 16:32, 30 January 2006 (UTC)
Grahams personal development as a songwriter and as a guitarist is clearly documented in his solo work. His latest releases: 'Happiness in Magazines' and 'love travels at illegal speeds' are his most popular and listenable to date. If he had stayed with Blur it is possible that his role that had plateaued would not have allowed his influence within the band to have come through quite so clearly in subsequent albums. If you listen to Blurs back catalogue the natural evolution of the band seemed to be moving away from the guitar pop/punk of its most memorable albums into a distinctively more 'Albarn' style, and the question raised is that would that have fulfilled his own personal needs as an artist. Good luck to all of them, but Graham made a difficult but right decision.
--work with Paul Weller, Mani and Zak Starkey?--
I just saw them all performing live on BBC1, on Friday Night with Jonathon Ross, I hadn't heard anything about this, something needs to be added to the article! This is a pretty amazing super group!