(US) Parlophone has announced they will reissue Supergrass’ debut album I Should Coco on Friday, September 4 as a deluxe 3-CD expanded edition featuring b-sides, demos, live recordings, and much more. The remastered album will also be available on 180-gram vinyl with a bonus 7-inch single.
Supergrass burst onto the music scene in 1994 with the singles “Caught By The Fuzz” and “Mansize Rooster.” Their infectious blend of power-pop melodies, youthful punk attitude, and wicked sense of humor set them apart from their Britpop contemporaries. Their sound was not tied to a particular artist or era, which has allowed their music to remain timeless.
When I Should Coco hit the shelves in 1995, it was an immediate smash in the UK, reaching the #1 spot on the UK album chart and making it the biggest selling debut album for Parlophone since The Beatles’ “Please Please Me.” The album featured two Top UK 10 hits: “Lenny” and “Alright,” the latter becoming one of the defining songs of their career. These young men devoured a lot of music in their youth; combining the melodicism of The Kinks & The Beatles, the ferocious rhythms of The Who, the Anglo-centric vocals of Madness with the punk/pop energy of The Buzzcocks into a musical stew that sounded like no one but Supergrass. They delivered a nearly perfect album to kick-start their career; a record that still resonates and charms two decades on.
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.
Of the new edition, Gaz Coombes said, “It’s been great seeing this anniversary re-issue take shape. There’s loads of cool unreleased tracks and bonus goodies on there, and recordings that I forget existed. It’s been cool talking again with people who were part of that record, and how they feel about it all now, there’s still a lot of love for ‘I Should Coco‘. We’re really happy to get it out there again.”
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