“We had nailed Girls and Boys and Parklife before we got to the studio and they were more or less just recorded like that. Getting Phil Daniels in was obviously a coup, but they were pretty straightforward. We wrote them whilst we were touring Modern Life… I think it’s easier to write when you are playing all the time. It’s like getting fit. Some bands find it hard? Well, it sorts the men from the boys.”
Alex James interviewed in the Blur 21: The Box book.