Verse, Chorus, Monster! - Graham bio

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Verse, Chorus, Monster! - Graham bio

Post by Caitlin » 07 Jun 2022, 11:13

A long-awaited memoir of Blur co-founder, guitar legend and artist Graham Coxon.

Among the noise and clamour of the Britpop era, Blur co-founder Graham Coxon managed to carve out a niche to become one of the most innovative and respected guitarists of his generation - but it wasn't always easy.

Graham grew up as an Army kid, moving frequently in his early years from West Germany to Derbyshire and Winchester before settling in Colchester, Essex. A shy child, he had a thing for eating soil and drawing intense visions; his anxiety was tempered by painting and a growing love of music.

These twin passions grew into obsessions, and as he honed his artistic skill at school, Goldsmiths and beyond, his band with school friend Damon Albarn, fellow art student Alex James, and a drummer called Dave Rowntree began to get noticed.

But there are things they don't tell you before you get famous. There are mon- sters out there. And some may even be lurking inside yourself.

Verse, Chorus, Monster! is an intimate, honest reflection on music, fame, addiction and art by one of Britain's most iconic musicians.


Rough trade
Waterstones (signed)


Out October 6th!
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Post by Moritz » 07 Jun 2022, 13:36

I'm very looking forward to this! Graham said a couple of years ago that he worked on short stories about his life, so it's nice to see a full autobiography now.

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Post by stephen » 07 Jun 2022, 13:43

nice, definitely will be giving this a read

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Post by vitekm » 07 Jun 2022, 14:00

Excited for this! Btw, trailer seems to contain some previously unheard bit of music.

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Post by daii » 07 Jun 2022, 14:01

really looking foward to this!

there is going to be a deluxe version as well https://www.instagram.com/p/CegG1HSAmpR/?hl=es

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Post by jonathas » 13 Jun 2022, 09:44

Very interested to know if this is ghost written or not!

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Post by Caitlin » 12 Jul 2022, 21:12

https://linktr.ee/versechorusmonster

Link with various versions of the book - anyone brave enough to do the £150 deluxe limited edition?
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Post by rich » 12 Jul 2022, 23:19

I pre-ordered today the Rough Trade signed version with badge...

[and the ordinary one a while ago :roll: ]
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Post by lumaka » 14 Jul 2022, 11:57

The only book I'd be willing to pay that much for would be a book of Albarn's drawings and hand-written lyrics. So I preordered standard version of Graham's on my local Amazon (so no customs, taxes or whatever we have to pay now for things shipped from the UK).

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Post by JackS » 18 Jul 2022, 18:33

I went deluxe (I saw it more as buying a Coxon art print that just so happens to come with a book)

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Post by Caitlin » 23 Aug 2022, 11:22

https://formpresents.seetickets.com/tou ... vVvtTiDF6I

Tickets for book tour on sale Thursday 25th August if anyone is interested.
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Post by rich » 23 Aug 2022, 11:56

^^ fab - thanks so much! 🙂🙂
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Post by John_d » 05 Oct 2022, 11:46

I see this is out tomorrow, what are my purchasing options folks? Should I just go to Waterstones?

Not expecting truly great things, wonderful guitarist and much Blur material was elevated from "nice" to "magnificent" because of his playing. But maybe not much of a writer :lol:

I thought Bit of a Blur was great but it felt like Alex was verrrry careful to not disclose anything interesting or intriguing that other Blur members could object to. More of the same here I reckon.

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Post by lumaka » 05 Oct 2022, 23:26

John_d wrote:
05 Oct 2022, 11:46
I thought Bit of a Blur was great but it felt like Alex was verrrry careful to not disclose anything interesting or intriguing that other Blur members could object to. More of the same here I reckon.
Exactly. That's what Graham said in one of the recent interviews: “Our management told the rest of the band that I had a book coming out and they did have an opportunity to read it, although I don’t know whether they have yet, but then I didn’t want to say anything nasty about anyone. Even though that would have been extremely good fun.”

Got my copy from Amazon yesterday, read some bits and my first impression is that Alex is much better writer than Graham.

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Post by OilyWaters » 06 Oct 2022, 08:46

It's also available on Audible - with Graham reading it

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