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Supergrass
Supergrass
were an English alternative rock band from Oxford. The band consisted of brothers Gaz (guitar and lead vocals) and Rob Coombes (keyboards), Mick Quinn (bass and backing vocals) and Danny Goffey (drums and backing vocals). Gaz Coombes, Mick Quinn and Danny Goffey formed Supergrass in 1993 in Oxford with Gaz's brother Rob Coombes officially joining the band in 2002. The band signed to Parlophone records in 1994 and produced I Should Coco (1995), the biggest selling debut album for the label since the Beatles' Please Please Me. Their first album's fourth single Alright was a huge international hit that established the band's reputation. Since then the band have released five albums: In It for the Money (1997), Supergrass (1999), Life on Other Planets (2002), Road to Rouen (2005) and Diamond Hoo Ha (2008), as well as a decade-ending compilation called Supergrass is 10 (2004). In August 2009 they signed to Cooking Vinyl and began work on their seventh studio album Release the Drones. It remained unreleased and unfinished as, on 12 April 2010, the band announced that it was splitting up due to musical and creative differences. The group disbanded after four farewell gigs, the final one at La Cigale, Paris on 11 June 2010.

Links To Peel 

Supergrass were championed by Peel in the early days, when he played their debut single "Caught By The Fuzz", before they were signed to a major record label. The band recorded two sessions for Peel's show, the second being performed at Peel Acres on 14 September 1999, where they had a guided tour around the place, chose a selection of records, and performed live in the garden. After the 90's, Peel seemed to have lost interest in the band and did not play any of their subsequent material. Nonetheless after Peel's death in 2004, Singer Gaz Coombes paid tribute:

"I was fortunate enough to meet him & play a session at his home. I remember we had a great conversation about Elvis that day & when I saw his record collection, it blew me away. He was the first to play our debut single 'Caught By The Fuzz' on the radio which I know brought us to people's attention. He was a big influence to so many. We'll miss him." [1]

Festive Fifty Entries

Sessions

Supergrass - Peel Session - 04.02

Supergrass - Peel Session - 04.02.95

1. Recorded: 1995-01-10. Broadcast: 04 February 1995. Repeated: 19 August 1995

  • Alright / Lenny / Odd? / Time

2. Recorded: 1999-07-23. Broadcast: 14 September 1999. Repeated: None

  • Richard III / Mary / Strange Ones / Pumping On Your Stereo / Sun Hits The Sky / Lenny / Caught By The Fuzz

Live

  1. New One
  2. Sitting Straight
  3. Mansize Rooster
  4. I'd Like To Know
  5. Time
  6. Alright
  7. Odd
  8. She's So Loose
  9. Good Times
  10. Condition
  11. Lose It
  12. Caught By The Fuzz
  13. Strange Ones
  14. Lenny

Other Shows Played

Supergrass - Caught By The Fuzz Official Music Video

Supergrass - Caught By The Fuzz Official Music Video

'Caught By The Fuzz', #05 in the 1994 Festive Fifty

(The list below was compiled only from the database of this site and Lorcan's Tracklistings Archive. Please add more information if known.)

1994

Supergrass - Alright

Supergrass - Alright

'Alright', #13 in the 1995 Festive Fifty

1995

1996

1997

1999

2004

See Also

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