In The Life Of Blur, Martin Power explores the history and debunks the myths around the band formerly known as Seymour: from their art school origins at London’s Goldsmith College to the multi-million selling success of Modern Life Is Rubbish, Parklife and The Great Escape.
The darker hues of Blur, 13 and 2003’s Think Tank – an album that led to the ill-tempered exit of Blur’s guitarist Graham Coxon - only to see his return five years later for a reunion tour marked by a triumphant headline appearance at 2009’s Glastonbury festival.
Delves into every detail of Blur’s pock-marked history, also shedding new light on the group’s various solo activities, including Damon Albarn’s experiments with Gorillaz and Graham Coxon’s one man assault on the indie charts.
Featuring new interviews with Blur’s collaborators, Britpop rivals and friends, as well as rare photographs and a full up-to-date discography, this is the definitive biography of one of the UK’s most beloved bands.
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About the Author
Martin Power has worked as a journalist for over 15 years and written well-received biographies on David Sylvian, Aerosmith, Queen, Shane McGowan, Manic Street Preachers, Jeff Beck and Pearl Jam . He has lived in North London all his life.