Ian Svenonius takes his inquisitive mind to the UK, the nation responsible for bringing us mod, ska, skiffle, punk, techno, goth, glam, skinheads, racist skinheads, and... [sigh] grebo.
Former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon on why Brits write off American bands as lazy. In this edition of Soft Focus, Ian speaks with former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon. Graham discusses his mixed feelings about being dragged through the whole Blur vs. Oasis media circus and Ian makes light of Graham’s drinking problem. They touch briefly on astrology before diving headlong into dissertations on the socio-economic factors that elevate music over visual art. Before bidding a fond adieu Ian and Graham discuss the ongoing tragedy that is post-grunge/Oasis rock fashion and follow that train of thought to its logical end: The Osmond Family and Apocalypse Now See the rest at VBS.TV: Graham Coxon - Soft Focus UK | VBS.TV
Ian’s chat with Crass’s founding drummer and writer gets off to a rousing start with Penny declareing his slight preferences for the Beatles over the Stones, for at least “not shitting all over Chuck Berry’s shoulder.” Moving on the two muse on Johnny Rotten’s logical inconsistencies before addressing Crass’s “brand image” of Crass. Penny also breaks down his feelings for Rave, describes how the Falklands War and its attendant politics forced Crass into its “immediate response” method of songwriting. Not missing a beat, Rimbaud reveals the anarchist plot to destroy Greenwich Mean Time and shares his thoughts on this concentration camp we call reality. See the rest at VBS.TV: Penny Rimbaud - Soft Focus UK | VBS.TV