Hitmakers: The songwriting secrets behind Blur's Parklife

Ben Homewood

This year, Blur’s classic Parklife album turns 25. Here, Dave Rowntree recounts how its Bootsy Collins-approved title track changed their lives and began with the drummer chucking his dinner across the studio…

Bootsy Collins was interviewed after Parklife came out and he was asked what it takes for a band to be successful. He said, “A band has to have the funk to be successful and have massive hits. Even that band Blur, they have the funk, deep down, they ...

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