UNITED KINGDOM: BAND 'SUPERGRASS' TALK ABOUT THEIR NEW ALBUM 'IN IT FOR THE MONEY'Record ID: 386945
- Title: UNITED KINGDOM: BAND 'SUPERGRASS' TALK ABOUT THEIR NEW ALBUM 'IN IT FOR THE MONEY'
- Date: 30th April 1996
- Summary: LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM (RECENT) (RTV - AVAILABLE ALL) SUPERGRASS IN PHOTO SESSION FOR JAPANESE MAGAZINE "MUSIC LIFE" WITH PHOTOGRAPHER TOM SHEEHAN
- Reuters ID: LVAEBQVZ65NZKDM4ZNQFDJ827KE6
- Location: LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Duration: 00:00:33
- Story Text: The award-winning Oxford band Supergrass have followed up their number one debut album "I Should Coco" with a new single, "Richard III" which entered the British charts at the number two position.
"Richard III" will be followed by another album, "In It For The Money", and second single, "Sun Hits The Sky".
The band was formed as recently as 1993, but singer/guitarist Gaz Coombes, drummer Danny Goffey and bass guitarist Mick Quinn have collected numerous awards. One of their fans is Hollywood giant Steven Spielberg, who saw Supergrass on MTV and wanted to make a television series based on the group's exploits.
But the band are still too busy making music to be tempted by the offer. Despite their meteoric rise to fame, and the wealth generated by selling a million copies of their first album, the Supergrass still enjoy the simple pleasures of life - especially seeing their old friends for an evening at the pub. They saw no reason to disrupt their usual routine whilst recording "In It For The Money" at a studio in a remote part of Cornwall in southern England.
Asked to describe a typical day's recording, the band told Reuters that their routine involved a breakfast of egg sandwiches, watching television, fishing for crabs, bursts of recording and a visit to the pub.
Coombes said that in the midst of fame and adulation, it was important to keep going home.
"I've got a baby," Goffey added, "That's a great leveller".
Supergrass don't want to be dismissed as a short-term musical phenomenon.
"We haven't changed our lives that much", said Coombes, "We just got busier, but from the start we've always known that we're not doing it as a short-term band, we're only just born as a band".
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