James’ Shamelessly Nostalgic A-Z Of Albums That He Liked To Listen To When He Was Young – Part 9: I Should Coco

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Day 9 of this A-Z malarkey and it is time for ‘I’.

The letter ‘I’ obviously.

Not me.

If it was me I’d have said ‘it is time for me’.

Because ‘me’ would be the correct pronoun to use in that sentence.

That’s just basic grammar.

But it’s not time for me, it’s time for ‘I’.


I is for I Should Coco


When Supergrass released their debut album in 1995, they seemed like they might just be about to become huge.

And outside of the Britpop ‘big 4’ of Oasis, Blur, Pulp and Suede, they may well have been the best of the rest.

But like so many bands of that era, they shone brightly for only the briefest of times really. Their subsequent albums are all fine and they occasionally popped up in the top 40 singles charts in ensuing years.

But Supergrass were really all about the summer of 1995 and that happened to be the summer I turned 16 and completed my GCSE exams.

It was one of the most glorious summers of my youth (when viewed through my rose-tinted nostalgia spectacles) and ‘I Should Coco’ featured heavily on the soundtrack.

No song more so than their very summer-friendly single ‘Alright’.

  15 comments for “James’ Shamelessly Nostalgic A-Z Of Albums That He Liked To Listen To When He Was Young – Part 9: I Should Coco

  1. Bryntin
    April 10, 2020 at 9:54 am

    According to Gaz Coombes’ Wikipedia entry, they refused the media invitations to do the usual fluffy and not musically-related stuff at the time, so I suppose they weren’t promoted in the same way in return. Hence ‘In it For the Money’ (CD still lurking here somewhere I expect…) was next.

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    • April 10, 2020 at 10:29 am

      I expect they still made plenty of money though…

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      • Bryntin
        April 10, 2020 at 11:07 am

        Oh yes, true… but it just was more a by-product of what they were already doing rather than exploiting any and all means presented to them to increase it… allegedly.

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  2. April 10, 2020 at 11:32 am

    Still nothing….

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  3. Nilanjana Bose
    April 10, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    Here from the A-Z and thanks for the grammar lesson 🙂 1995 – I was nowhere near 16, but still…enjoyed the music. Somehow every time I think of the 90’s, Spice Girls seem to shove out all other names from my brain…

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    • April 10, 2020 at 7:45 pm

      Nothing bad to say about the Spice Girls. They weren’t really my thing but they were definitely a phenomenon.


  4. April 10, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    I remember “Alright” from the Clueless soundtrack.

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    • April 10, 2020 at 7:43 pm

      I didn’t remember that. Weirdly I’ve got another one from that soundtrack tomorrow. Although now I look at it, it does look like a surprisingly decent soundtrack. I think I found the film surprisingly good too, but it’s been a while.

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  5. April 10, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    I recognise it. I like it.

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  6. April 11, 2020 at 12:21 am

    Finally a band I recognise! Actually, I only recognised the song not the band but close enough!

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  7. April 11, 2020 at 11:59 am

    I bought that album purely on the basis of Alright.

    It’s a great song, and very much the highlight of the album and the band’s career.

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