James Blunt accuses Damon Albarn of disguising his 'upper class roots': 'He's got a silver spoon up his a**e'
James Blunt is one of few musicians who dare to be so candid about their upper class roots… According to James Blunt, who bemoaned secretly posh singers like, erm, Damon Albarn for being dishonest about their socio-economic backgrounds.
And that’s to put it politely.
In fact, the man responsible for one of the most punchably irritating songs of the last 20 years actually said that the Blur frontman had “a silver spoon stuck up his arse” and accused him of deliberately dirtying up his accent to appear cooler to a mass audience.
Speaking about the Britpop icon during an interview with The Sun, Blunt said:
“I was just the only one who didn't hide my accent. I mean, come on, Damon Albarn, he's right up there. He's got an orchard full of plums in his mouth and a silver spoon stuck up his arse.”
Albarn was actually raised between the not particularly plummy areas of Leytonstone in East London and Colchester in Essex. He met Blur guitarist Graham Coxon at Stanway Comprehensive School, where they both attended.
In stark contrast, Blunt, a former army captain, was raised between Germany, Cyprus and England as the son of a colonel in the British Air Corps. He went to private school and had his university education funded by the army, which meant he was obliged to serve four years in the armed forces.
Unfortunately, he left the army in 2002 to start what has been described by many as a “musical career” and by others as “vapid aural terrorism”.
Meanwhile, Albarn – currently celebrating the 20th anniversary of Blur’s classic third album Parklife – is gearing up to release his first solo album Everyday Robots on 28 April.
Albarn recently told the NME that a new Gorillaz album will “definitely happen in the future” and admitted that making an album with former rival Noel Gallagher was a “distinct possibility”.
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