The Life of Blur

The Life of Blur

From the publisher...

This definitive bio 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 succes of Modern Life is Rubbish, Parklife and The Great Escape. It reveals the darker hues of albums 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.

Power delves into every detail of Blur's pockmarked 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.