12 March 1969, Rinteln, Hannover, Germany. Guitarist with Blur, one of the most successful UK acts of the 90s, Coxons influence on the band became more apparent as they progressed from the Britpop champions of 1994s Parklife to the alternative rock experimentalists of 1999s 13. Coxons infatuation with cult US indie bands such as Pavement and Sonic Youth had come to the fore on the latters predecessor, 1997s Blur, which ironically provided the band with their US breakthrough thanks to the success of the single Song 2 on college radio. The following year, Coxon launched his own Transcopic Records as an outlet for his own recordings and other left field artists (one of the labels later signings was UK maverick Billy Childish). His debut album, The Sky Is Too High, eschewed the pop leanings of his parent band in favour of lo-fi minimalism, with the material dominated by Coxons off-key guitar work. The Golden D...
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