Friday, November 07, 2008

Who left whom, Albarn?

The most interesting aspect of the latest in the never-ending waves of 'ooh, maybe Blur will reunite' ponderings is the way Albarn is starting to tweak history:

"The truth be known, Graham and I have been hanging out together a bit. We had lunch the other day," Albarn told BBC Radio 1 on Wednesday. "It's very possible I'll go back to Blur, it really is very possible ... it's fantastic to get my old friend back."

It's subtle, but there's just a hint that he'd like us to forget that it was Coxon who bailed out of the band when Albarn was busily pushing ahead with what, by then, was a played-out idea.

Still, lets hope that this time the reunion will be on. It might not be that good, and it's unlikely to be as interesting as anything that Coxon has done solo, but at least it'll stop the pair of them mooning about like an indie-pop version of Ross and Rachel from Friends - 'we're on a break/ we might get back together/ it's over/ we're on a break' on and on and on...


jonathan said...

Unlikely that a new Blur record would be anything other than amazing, really, when you consider that Albarn is arguably at his creative peak now and Coxon seems to have finally reconciled his problems with pop. Especially in the unlikely event that Damon allows Graham to contribute songs to the project.

simon h b said...

Fair point, jonathan - but you could equally argue that the pair of them are doing great stuff individually right now because they're not working together.

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