October 7, 2006 -
Damon Albarn: 'our album's a
natural successor to Parklife'
Star reveals story behind
'The Good, The Bad And The Queen'
The Good, The Bad & The Queen at
Damon Albarn has
declared The Good, The Bad And The Queen's debut album
"the natural successor to Blur's
Former Clash bassist
Paul Simonon, who plays
in the new band, also liken the new group's record to the work
of his former band.
"If The Clash was the
sound of the Westway,
this music is strongly rooted in the same area. It's a very
London record," he
may not have occurred without the influence of American
produced the record.
Albarn explained: "When
came into the picture, everything changed. He said 'come on,
let's make a really great English record'. I'd been holding
back on writing an album like that ever since
'Parklife'...but I feel
with people like Paul
and Tony [Allen]
and Simon around I can
The Good, The Bad And The
Queen's self-titled album will be released in January
2007, with single 'Herculean'
out on October 30.
For the full article,
including a track-by-track guide to the band's new album, in
this month edition of NME's
sister Uncut, which is