Supergrass - I Should Coco 20th Anniversary - 3CD
To celebrate the 20th ANNIVERSARY of this modern classic, the trio of Gaz Coombes (lead vocals-guitar), Mick Quinn (bass-vocals) and Danny Goffey (drums-vocals), have opened the vaults to share a plethora of rarities with their fans in addition to a newly remastered version of the original album in the form of two extra Cds.
Cd2 begins with all the B-sides from the singles released off the album with the addition of Stone Free, here receiving its first digital release.'I Believe In Love was released as a B-Side to 'Sofa (Of My Lethargy)'on 7 inch green vinyl. The remainder of this disc recreates the album running order using alternative versions of the songs, including home demos and parts of their recording session at Sawmills before the band was signed to Parlophone.
Cd 3 features two very distinct live performances recorded nearly ten months apart, which Quinn describes as both fascinating and hilarious by turns. The Bath Moles gig (October 1994) was recorded on their first major tour of the UK. The support set consists of their entire repertoire at the time, played at 100 miles an hour and in their original 'punkish' three piece band line-up.
You can hear Gaz drunkenly announce 'Caught By The Fuzz' as the 'new' single before they launch into a ferocious version of it, only to grind to a frustrated halt as the crowd wipe out the mics at the front of the stage and they're forced to start from the beginning again. Other highlights include witty ad libs before the songs and an improvised version of 'Time To Go' as Danny's kick drum peddle is repaired mid gig. Quinn reports: I was there and it still sounds fantastic and like you're in the room.