Blur’s Graham Coxon: ‘The whole music business is shit’

Graham Coxon performing solo at Oxjam 2012 (Photo: Andy Crossland for Live4ever Media)

Graham Coxon performing solo at Oxjam 2012 (Photo: Andy Crossland for Live4ever Media)

Blur guitarist Graham Coxon has given a withering verdict on the current state of the music business, neatly summing it up as ‘shit’.

“Really, the whole music business is shit, isn’t it?” he’s told The Guardian. “We need more groups that have a bit more passion or sexiness or politics or something going for them.

“Instead, it just seems like a splurge of shit all over the internet. And it’s just so boring – people in too much make-up with session musicians.”

Coxon went on to single out Kanye West as a ‘fucking idiot’ before adding:

“People aren’t interested in learning instruments and putting effort and time into it. They want it immediately. It’s McDonald’s, isn’t it? It’s convenient.”

“But all I hear is a loop starting, some bloke starts to sing or rap, and the loop finishes. There’s no shape to this stuff. And the lyrics just seem to be idiotic.”

Coxon was talking to The Guardian upon Blur’s return to Hong Kong, where much of the band’s comeback album ‘The Magic Whip‘ was crafted.

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