Nothing quite like the potential rekindling of an almost-forgotten Britpop feud to perk up a slow news day.
Speaking in the new issue of Uncut Magazine, Damon Albarn has some choice words for old adversary Jarvis Cocker, and it doesn’t sound like they’ll be exchanging holiday cards anytime soon. Sounding alternately wise and holier-than-though, the Blur/Gorillaz/The Good, The Bad And The Queen frontman addresses Cocker’s actions in both the past and the present, including his pants-dropping stage rush during Michael Jackson’s performance of “Earth Song” at the 1996 BRIT awards, as well as the former Pulp lead singer’s 2006 single, “Cunts Are Still Running The World” (which was later re-christened “Still Running The World”).
On the awards appearance:
“I’ve always had a problem with Jarvis’ stance on that, I found it really disturbing when he pulled his pants down in front of Michael Jackson, that just seemed totally wrong. If someone is sick, he’s not open to ridicule.”
On the single:
“He’s got some very odd ideas about reality. I think it’s a collective responsibility to say ‘No you can’t go and do what you’re doing’, not just to ridicule him.
“The world is not full of cunts; we have a collective responsibility not to slag people off and instead try to understand them.”
The Good, The Bad And The Queen album drops on January 22nd in the UK and January 23 in the US. Not that that has anything to do with this, right?