Running For Your Life


  • Coxon told The Observer that he wrote many of the tracks on A&E in an auto-suggestive manner, by making "vowel-like noises" over the top of the guitar. "If you do that and tuck it down into the recorded music, it suggests words and sentences, sparks off a whole load of thoughts," he explained. Many of those thoughts concern his current worries, such as this furious anthem, which sees Coxon depict the violence of a suburban night out. "This album is absolutely covered with my own paranoia and neuroses," he said.
  • Coxon studied Fine Arts at Goldsmiths College, London, for two years before joining Blur. Since then, he has taken charge of the artwork on his albums and it was he who took the picture of a girl's bleeding knee on his camera phone that adorns the cover of A&E.


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