Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Influences: SUPERGRASS

The vid's not that recent but if you haven't seen it, it's worth a click (and a great intro to Supergrass if you're not familiar).

I first heard them when Edmund's Crown was on the way home from a gig in Memphis. David, our drummer, was like "you would really like these guys," and popped in the CD In It For the Money. I liked it from the first listen but it didn't sink in until a few days later when I had a song in my head that I couldn't place (and knew I hadn't written-it was way too good). The song was It's Not Me (there isn't a bad track on that record, which is their sophomore).

Anyway, I quickly acquired entire SG catalog and would soon be gleefully referring to myself as a fan and the band as an influence.

Here's a clip from last years Diamond Hoo Ha:

Also of note:

Supergrass has more than a few websites out there. One that's maintained by the band themselves includes a tour diary , featuring random pics of shows, dressing rooms, and what they ate at the airport.

They were mentioned in the Foofighter's artist rider as being one of the few bands they would share a dressing room with (the others being Oasis and Led Zeppelin).