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Graham Coxon has revealed that the Blur vs Oasis Britpop battle almost caused just jump out of a sixth-story window.
Speaking about the aftermath of the 'Country House' vs 'Roll With It' chart war, Coxon admitted that he didn't feel comfortable celebrating what he called a “hollow, pointless victory”.
He told XFM: "It was the climax to the so-called Blur/Oasis war. 'Country House' had outsold 'Roll With It' and went straight to the top of the charts.
“Our record company threw a big champagne party at Soho House in London. I felt I was being forced into enjoying the moment and I just wanted to be alone really.
“I couldn't handle being part of that crowd so I tried to jump out of a sixth-storey window. It was Damon who talked me out of it. Looking back, I should have enjoyed myself a lot more than I did during the Blur days."
On Britpop itself, he added that it, "was a grotesque travesty. It was meant to make Britain look cool but made us all look like a joke."
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