Monday, January 22nd, 2007
CONTEST – Graham Coxon "I Can't Look At Your Skin"/"What's He Got?" 7" Single
Graham Coxon’s guitar playing was what got me into Blur despite my initially being put off by Damon Albarn’s… well, Damon Albarn. I’ve since grown to really appreciate Blur for everything that they were. Of course, in typical UK fashion, neither of the principals’ projects outside the band have really done much for me. But while you could probably successfully argue that Albarn has been the more adventurous and experimental of the two with his post-Blur projects, I still prefer Coxon’s guitar poppery (at least now that he’s gotten over his American lo-fi worship phase).
And so it is that I’m happy to be able to give away, courtesy of Cornerstone Promotion, a copy of Graham’s double-7″ single for “I Can’t Look At Your Skin”/”What’s He Got?”, taken from his latest solo record Love Travels At Illegal Speeds. Yes, that’s right – vinyl. You do have a turntable, don’t you? Of course you do. In addition to the two a-sides, you also get a couple b-sides, “Outta My League, Dear” and a Libertines cover, “Time for Heroes”. Huzzah.
To enter, leave me a comment on this post telling me your considered opinion if a) Coxon will ever reunite with Blur and b) if that’s actually a good idea or if they should just let it be. I’m actually split on the matter – it’s not like they’ve been broken up for an especially long time, there’s not any real reason they couldn’t pick up where they left off… But anyway. That’s the criteria. Be sure to use your proper email address when commenting. Contest closes at midnight January 28.