Parlophone Records Limited is a German-British record label founded in Germany in 1896 by the Carl Lindström Company as Parlophon. The British branch of the company was founded in 8 August 1923 as The Parlophone Company Limited, which developed a reputation in the 1920s as a jazz record label. On 5 October 1926, the Columbia Graphophone Company acquired Parlophone's business, name and release library, merged with the Gramophone Company on 31 March 1931 to become Electric & Musical Industries Limited. George Martin joined EMI in 1950 as assistant label manager, taking over as manager in 1955. Martin produced and released a mix of product, including comedy recordings of the Goons, pianist Mrs Mills, teen idol Adam Faith. In 1962, Martin signed the Beatles, at the time a struggling rock band from Liverpool. During the 1960s, when Cilla Black, Billy J. Kramer, the Fourmost, the Hollies signed, Parlophone became one of the world's most famous labels. For several years, Parlophone claimed the best-selling UK single, "She Loves You", the best-selling UK album, Sgt.
Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, both by the Beatles. The label placed seven singles at No. 1 during 1964, when it claimed top spot on the UK Albums Chart for 40 weeks. Parlophone continued as a division of EMI until it was merged into the Gramophone Co. on 1 July 1965. On 1 July 1973, the Gramophone Co. was renamed EMI Records Limited. On 28 September 2012, regulators approved Universal Music Group's planned acquisition of EMI on condition that its EMI Records group would be divested from the combined group. EMI Records Ltd. included Parlophone and other labels to be divested and were for a short time operated in a single entity known as the Parlophone Label Group, while UMG pended their sale. Warner Music Group acquired Parlophone and PLG in 7 February 2013, making Parlophone their third flagship label alongside Warner Bros. and Atlantic. PLG was renamed Parlophone Records Limited in May 2013. Parlophone is the oldest of WMG's "flagship" record labels. Parlophone was founded "Parlophon" by Carl Lindström Company in 1896.
The name Parlophon was used for gramophones. The label's ₤ trademark is a German L. On 8 August 1923, the British branch of "Parlophone" was established, led by artists and repertoire manager Oscar Preuss. In its early years, Parlophone established itself as a leading jazz label in Britain. In 1927, the Columbia Graphophone Company acquired a controlling interest in the Carl Lindström Company, including Parlophone. Parlophone became a subsidiary of Electric & Musical Industries, after Columbia Graphophone merged with the Gramophone Company in 1931. In 1950, Oscar Preuss hired record producer George Martin as his assistant; when Preuss retired in 1955, Martin succeeded him as Parlophone's manager. Parlophone specialized in classical music, cast recordings, regional British music. Musicians signed to the labels include the Vipers Skiffle Group. One of the label's successful acts was teen idol Adam Faith, signed to the label in 1959; the label gained significant popularity in 1962. Parlophone gained more attention after signing the Hollies, Ella Fitzgerald, Gerry and the Pacemakers in the 1960s.
Martin left to form Associated Independent Recording Studios in 1965. Parlophone became dormant in 1973 when most of EMI's heritage labels were phased out in favor of EMI. Parlophone was revived in 1980. During the next decades the label signed Pet Shop Boys, Duran Duran, Radiohead, Guy Berryman, the Chemical Brothers, Coldplay, Kylie Minogue, Damon Albarn, Conor Maynard, Gabrielle Aplin, Gorillaz. On 23 April 2008, Miles Leonard was confirmed as the label's president. On 28 September 2012, regulators approved Universal Music Group's planned acquisition of Parlophone's parent group EMI for £1.2 billion, subject to conditions imposed by the European Commission requiring that UMG sell off a number of labels, including Parlophone itself, Ensign, Virgin Classics, EMI Classics, EMI's operations in Portugal, France, Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic and Poland. These labels and catalogues were operated independently from Universal as Parlophone Label Group to prepare for a transaction early in 2013.
UMG received several offers for PLG, including those from Island founder Chris Blackwell, Simon Fuller, a Sony/BMG consortium, Warner Music Group, MacAndrews & Forbes. On 7 February 2013, it was confirmed that Warner Music Group would acquire Parlophone Label Group for US$765 million; the deal was approved in May 2013 by the European Union, which saw no concerns about the deal because of WMG's smaller reach compared to the merged UMG and Sony. Warner Music closed the deal on July 1. Parlophone Label Group was the old EMI Records company that included both the Parlophone and the eponymous EMI labels; the EMI name was retained by Universal. Soon after acquiring Parlophone, WMG signed an agreement with IMPALA and the Merlin Network to divest $200 million worth of artists to independent labels in order to help offset the consolidation triggered by the merger. In April 2016, the back catalog
The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700, in which the strings are struck by hammers. It is played using a keyboard, a row of keys that the performer presses down or strikes with the fingers and thumbs of both hands to cause the hammers to strike the strings; the word piano is a shortened form of pianoforte, the Italian term for the early 1700s versions of the instrument, which in turn derives from gravicembalo col piano e forte and fortepiano. The Italian musical terms piano and forte indicate "soft" and "loud" in this context referring to the variations in volume produced in response to a pianist's touch or pressure on the keys: the greater the velocity of a key press, the greater the force of the hammer hitting the strings, the louder the sound of the note produced and the stronger the attack; the name was created as a contrast to harpsichord, a musical instrument that doesn't allow variation in volume. The first fortepianos in the 1700s had smaller dynamic range.
An acoustic piano has a protective wooden case surrounding the soundboard and metal strings, which are strung under great tension on a heavy metal frame. Pressing one or more keys on the piano's keyboard causes a padded hammer to strike the strings; the hammer rebounds from the strings, the strings continue to vibrate at their resonant frequency. These vibrations are transmitted through a bridge to a soundboard that amplifies by more efficiently coupling the acoustic energy to the air; when the key is released, a damper stops the strings' vibration, ending the sound. Notes can be sustained when the keys are released by the fingers and thumbs, by the use of pedals at the base of the instrument; the sustain pedal enables pianists to play musical passages that would otherwise be impossible, such as sounding a 10-note chord in the lower register and while this chord is being continued with the sustain pedal, shifting both hands to the treble range to play a melody and arpeggios over the top of this sustained chord.
Unlike the pipe organ and harpsichord, two major keyboard instruments used before the piano, the piano allows gradations of volume and tone according to how forcefully a performer presses or strikes the keys. Most modern pianos have a row of 88 black and white keys, 52 white keys for the notes of the C major scale and 36 shorter black keys, which are raised above the white keys, set further back on the keyboard; this means that the piano can play 88 different pitches, going from the deepest bass range to the highest treble. The black keys are for the "accidentals". More some pianos have additional keys. Most notes have three strings, except for the bass; the strings are sounded when keys are pressed or struck, silenced by dampers when the hands are lifted from the keyboard. Although an acoustic piano has strings, it is classified as a percussion instrument rather than as a stringed instrument, because the strings are struck rather than plucked. There are two main types of piano: the upright piano.
The grand piano is used for Classical solos, chamber music, art song, it is used in jazz and pop concerts. The upright piano, more compact, is the most popular type, as it is a better size for use in private homes for domestic music-making and practice. During the 1800s, influenced by the musical trends of the Romantic music era, innovations such as the cast iron frame and aliquot stringing gave grand pianos a more powerful sound, with a longer sustain and richer tone. In the nineteenth century, a family's piano played the same role that a radio or phonograph played in the twentieth century. During the nineteenth century, music publishers produced many musical works in arrangements for piano, so that music lovers could play and hear the popular pieces of the day in their home; the piano is employed in classical, jazz and popular music for solo and ensemble performances and for composing and rehearsals. Although the piano is heavy and thus not portable and is expensive, its musical versatility, the large number of musicians and amateurs trained in playing it, its wide availability in performance venues and rehearsal spaces have made it one of the Western world's most familiar musical instruments.
With technological advances, amplified electric pianos, electronic pianos, digital pianos have been developed. The electric piano became a popular instrument in the 1960s and 1970s genres of jazz fusion, funk music and rock music; the piano was founded on earlier technological innovations in keyboard instruments. Pipe organs have been used since Antiquity, as such, the development of pipe organs enabled instrument builders to learn about creating keyboard mechanisms for sounding pitches; the first string instruments with struck strings were the hammered dul
Supergrass is 10
Supergrass Is 10 is a compilation album celebrating the first 10 years of the band Supergrass. It includes singles from their first release, "Caught by the Fuzz", to their latest release, "Kiss of Life"; the compilation was released on CD, DVD and double 10" clear vinyl record. The DVD release contains 2 discs; the first disc is a documentary of the band's first 10 years. The second disc contains videos of all of the singles with the option of director's commentary and karaoke lyrics; the song compilation managed to reach No. 4 in the UK charts. In the USA, the CD version came with a bonus live CD featuring 12 acoustic songs. John Cornfield mixed the two new tracks featured on the album at Sphere Studios; the Guardian newspaper said of the DVD compilation, "Once you've sat through the in-depth, career-spanning documentary on disc one, it's hard to come to any conclusion other than being Supergrass is the most joyful job in the world." CD 570 8602 Double Clear 10" 578 9941 "Caught by the Fuzz" – 2:19 "Pumping on Your Stereo" – 3:20 "Alright" – 3:03 "Moving" – 4:27 "Richard III" – 3:21 "Grace" – 2:32 "Late in the Day" – 4:47 "Seen the Light" – 2:27 "Mansize Rooster" – 2:40 "Sun Hits the Sky" – 4:54 "Kiss of Life" – 4:03 "Mary" – 4:02 "Going Out" – 4:16 "Lenny" – 2:42 "Bullet" – 2:32 "It's Not Me" – 2:57 "Rush Hour Soul" – 2:56 "Strange Ones" – 3:59 "Lose It" – 2:39 "Time" – 3:14 "Wait for the Sun" – 4:08Supergrass is 10 bonus live CD/DD This was available free of charge with the first US pressings of the album, could be downloaded for free from iTunes if you had bought the actual Supergrass is 10 full album download.
"Kiss of Life" – 4:12 "Pumping on Your Stereo" – 3:25 "Grace" – 2:33 "Time" – 3:37 "Moving" – 5:08 "Late in the Day" – 3:58 "Wait for the Sun" – 3:20 "Caught by the Fuzz" – 2:47 "Strange Ones" – 4:08 "Hollow Little Reign" – 3:35 "Mansize Rooster" – 2:43 "Sun Hits the Sky" – 6:28 A Home Movie: Documentary Film Director and editor: Simon Hilton Producer: James Chads Production company: Maguffin DVD mastering: Abbey Road Interactive "Caught by the Fuzz" – 2:19 "Mansize Rooster" – 2:34 "Lenny" – 2:42 "Alright" – 3:13 "Time" – 3:27 "Going Out" – 4:17 "Richard III" – 3:10 "Sun Hits the Sky" – 4:44 "Late in the Day" – 5:04 "We Still Need More" – 3:46 "Pumping on Your Stereo" – 3:20 "Moving" – 4:24 "Mary" – 4:10 "Grace" – 2:43 "Seen the Light" – 2:45 "Rush Hour Soul" – 2:58*All are music videos. Extras* "Kiss of Life" – 3:45 "Lose It" "Caught by the Fuzz" – 3:03 "Richard III" Player Cam – shows individual members of the band.*All are music videos, apart from Richard III. Official website
The United Kingdom the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, sometimes referred to as Britain, is a sovereign country located off the north-western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world; the Irish Sea lies between Great Ireland. With an area of 242,500 square kilometres, the United Kingdom is the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world, it is the 22nd-most populous country, with an estimated 66.0 million inhabitants in 2017. The UK is constitutional monarchy; the current monarch is Queen Elizabeth II, who has reigned since 1952, making her the longest-serving current head of state.
The United Kingdom's capital and largest city is London, a global city and financial centre with an urban area population of 10.3 million. Other major urban areas in the UK include Greater Manchester, the West Midlands and West Yorkshire conurbations, Greater Glasgow and the Liverpool Built-up Area; the United Kingdom consists of four constituent countries: England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Their capitals are London, Edinburgh and Belfast, respectively. Apart from England, the countries have their own devolved governments, each with varying powers, but such power is delegated by the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which may enact laws unilaterally altering or abolishing devolution; the nearby Isle of Man, Bailiwick of Guernsey and Bailiwick of Jersey are not part of the UK, being Crown dependencies with the British Government responsible for defence and international representation. The medieval conquest and subsequent annexation of Wales by the Kingdom of England, followed by the union between England and Scotland in 1707 to form the Kingdom of Great Britain, the union in 1801 of Great Britain with the Kingdom of Ireland created the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
Five-sixths of Ireland seceded from the UK in 1922, leaving the present formulation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. There are fourteen British Overseas Territories, the remnants of the British Empire which, at its height in the 1920s, encompassed a quarter of the world's land mass and was the largest empire in history. British influence can be observed in the language and political systems of many of its former colonies; the United Kingdom is a developed country and has the world's fifth-largest economy by nominal GDP and ninth-largest economy by purchasing power parity. It has a high-income economy and has a high Human Development Index rating, ranking 14th in the world, it was the world's first industrialised country and the world's foremost power during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The UK remains a great power, with considerable economic, military and political influence internationally, it is sixth in military expenditure in the world. It has been a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council since its first session in 1946.
It has been a leading member state of the European Union and its predecessor, the European Economic Community, since 1973. The United Kingdom is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Council of Europe, the G7, the G20, NATO, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the World Trade Organization; the 1707 Acts of Union declared that the kingdoms of England and Scotland were "United into One Kingdom by the Name of Great Britain". The term "United Kingdom" has been used as a description for the former kingdom of Great Britain, although its official name from 1707 to 1800 was "Great Britain"; the Acts of Union 1800 united the kingdom of Great Britain and the kingdom of Ireland in 1801, forming the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Following the partition of Ireland and the independence of the Irish Free State in 1922, which left Northern Ireland as the only part of the island of Ireland within the United Kingdom, the name was changed to the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".
Although the United Kingdom is a sovereign country, Scotland and Northern Ireland are widely referred to as countries. The UK Prime Minister's website has used the phrase "countries within a country" to describe the United Kingdom; some statistical summaries, such as those for the twelve NUTS 1 regions of the United Kingdom refer to Scotland and Northern Ireland as "regions". Northern Ireland is referred to as a "province". With regard to Northern Ireland, the descriptive name used "can be controversial, with the choice revealing one's political preferences"; the term "Great Britain" conventionally refers to the island of Great Britain, or politically to England and Wales in combination. However, it is sometimes used as a loose synonym for the United Kingdom as a whole; the term "Britain" is used both as a synonym for Great Britain, as a synonym for the United Kingdom. Usage is mixed, with the BBC preferring to use Britain as shorthand only for Great Britain and the UK Government, while accepting that both terms refer to the United K
Caught by the Fuzz
"Caught by the Fuzz" is the first single by Britpop band Supergrass. Supergrass had released "Caught by the Fuzz" and "Mansize Rooster" as singles on Backbeat Records, which sold out and gained the interest of record producer Sam Williams, who offered to record some demos of the band's other songs at Sawmills Studio; these acclaimed demos attracted major label interest, after an A&R scrutinised gig at the Jericho Tavern in Oxford, they managed to secure a deal with Parlophone. Despite being a new and obscure band, critics welcomed Supergrass as a voice of youth, in part because they were so young, but because their music was fresh and fast-paced. Before being signed to a major label "Caught by the Fuzz" had been put at number five on John Peel's Festive 50 of 1994. Although Supergrass had not been around long, they were named Band Of The Month in FHM after only two singles on Parlophone, were supporting acts such as Blur, The Bluetones and Shed Seven; the song is written around the true-life incident of lead singer Gaz Coombes' arrest and caution, for being caught in possession of cannabis at the age of fifteen.
One of the members of the Seattle rock band Presidents of the United States of America said with regard to "Caught by the Fuzz": "This song is what being a teenager sounds like." The single just missed out on the Top 40 by reaching #43 in the UK Singles Chart, but failed to chart in the United States. The song was notably included in John Peel's Festive 50 at number five at the time of its release in 1994. "Caught By the Fuzz" peaked at #95 on the Australian ARIA singles chart in August 1995. On one occasion Supergrass played "Caught by the Fuzz" on Top of the Pops via satellite; the film pictured Mick Quinn wearing a T-shirt with Hugh Grant's mug shot printed onto it, which suggested a connection with the actor and the theme of the song. This was a response to the band being denied permission to use the photo for the cover of "Caught by the Fuzz" During one performance at Leicester University Ball, Supergrass convinced a real policeman to introduce the song. On a final night of supporting the Foo Fighters in Europe, Taylor Hawkins of the band joined Supergrass to play the drums on "Caught by the Fuzz".
In an interview on the DVD accompanying the Supergrass Is 10 compilation, Danny Goffey recalls Hawkins playing the drums "at about 500 miles per hour". The single was released in August 1994 on Backbeat Records, with a limited number of copies pressed, on only a 7" vinyl format. "Caught by the Fuzz" was on "Strange Ones" the B-side. They are, both different versions from the ones that can be found on Parlophone releases). In 1994, before appearing on their debut album I Should Coco, the song was released on an EP by the Fierce Panda label, entitled Crazed and Confused."Caught by the Fuzz" was used as the closing theme tune of the 2007 movie Hot Fuzz, features on the official soundtrack album. The sleeve cover is a black-and-white caricature of a policeman pointing his finger accusingly, encapsulating the idea of being'caught by the fuzz'. A mug shot of Hugh Grant was intended to be the artwork of the United States single sleeve, but the idea was dropped after Grant's lawyers complainedThe video is a montage of footage of the band and offstage, filmed on a Super 8 camera.
It was the directors and Nic's, first music video. The video for the single appears in the Beavis & Butthead episode "Sprout". There is an alternate version of the music video, released in the US using a collage of footage of Supergrass in America instead. There is an unofficially released video for the acoustic version of the song as well, filmed in the same fashion as the original video, but uses different footage and adds some scenes of Morris dancers. Backbeat 7" single "Caught by the Fuzz " "Strange Ones " CD single "Caught by the Fuzz" "Strange Ones" "Caught by the Fuzz" 7" single / Cassette "Caught by the Fuzz" "Strange Ones" Gaz Coombes - vocals, guitar Danny Goffey - drums Mick Quinn - bass
"Mansize Rooster" is a song by Supergrass, released as the second single from their debut album I Should Coco. It reached number 20 in the UK Singles Chart. Like its predecessor "Caught by the Fuzz", "Mansize Rooster" was limited to 500 copies as a 7-inch vinyl-only, Backbeat Records release, although pressings are believed to have been made since; the B-side remained to be "Sitting Up Straight", but the songs sound different and have different runtimes to their present-day versions. The Backbeat vinyl it was issued on was green; the song is included in its soundtrack. It was played as Supergrass' first live television performance on The Word in 1995. CD CDR6402 "Mansize Rooster" "Sitting Up Straight" "Odd?" Members of the band can be heard blowing bubbles into a bucket during the outro of this song.7" RS6402 / LTD. ED. Red 7" R6402 / TC TCR6402 "Mansize Rooster" "Sitting Up Straight" 5" / CD "Mansize Rooster" Designer: Designers Republic Photography: Ed CoombesThe cover design is a lavish symmetrical pattern, cartoon-like.
It was commissioned, by the Designers Republic. Ed Coombes, responsible for the photography, is in fact another member of the Coombes family; the French version features the band playing Twister on the cover. Director: Dom and NicThe video begins with various shots of Gaz Coombes' eyes, ears/sideburns and mouth all three of the band are shown with Gaz in the foreground whilst Danny Goffey and Mick Quinn shake their heads wildly behind him. A bathtub in a black room is seen, with the leaves of a potted fern dangling over it. Yellow rubber ducks are later seen in the water. Scenes of the band in an white room playing their instruments, dancing crazily, jumping around in front of a mirror and holding up screens of each other are shown. By this point all three members of Supergrass are sitting together in the bathtub naked, flicking each other with water and pulling faces. On the bathtub lurches forward and speeds off with the band still inside, holding onto the taps for support. At one stage there is use of a clapperboard.
During one of the final choruses and Danny lift a screen up in front of Gaz and he'transforms' into a woman. The video ends with the band walking in an odd fashion off into the distance as the picture fades out. Throughout the video there is the occasional use of strobe lighting. Gaz Coombes uses his red Gibson SG guitar during filming. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Supergrass were an English rock band formed in Oxford in 1993. The band consisted of Mick Quinn and Danny Goffey. A 3-piece, Gaz's brother Rob Coombes joined the band in 2002; the band signed to Parlophone records in 1994 and produced I Should Coco, the biggest selling debut album for the label since the Beatles' Please Please Me. Their first album's fourth single "Alright" was a moderate international hit that established the band's reputation. Since the band have released five albums: In It for the Money, Life on Other Planets, Road to Rouen and Diamond Hoo Ha, as well as a decade-ending compilation called Supergrass is 10. In August 2009 the band signed to Cooking Vinyl and began work on their seventh studio album Release the Drones; the album remained unreleased and unfinished as, on 12 April 2010, the band announced that they were splitting up due to musical and creative differences. The group disbanded after four farewell gigs, the final one at La Cigale, Paris on 11 June 2010. At the age of 16 and 18 Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey were members of shoegaze band the Jennifers along with Nick Goffey and Andy Davies.
The group formed at Wheatley Park School and featured Coombes on vocals, Nic Goffey on guitar, Danny Goffey on drums and Davies on bass. Danny and Nic Goffey are the sons of former BBC Top Gear presenter and motoring journalist Chris Goffey; the Jennifers began building a reputation in the Oxford indie music scene, influenced by Ride, the Charlatans, Inspiral Carpets, the Who and the Kinks, as well as including traits of the shoegazing era. The band played gigs at various venues around Oxfordshire public houses and clubs. Live performances included the Jericho Tavern in Oxford where they sold a demo tape recorded and produced by Nick Langston at Stargoat Studios near Banbury; the demo featured three songs, "Flying", which featured a 20-second countdown at the beginning, the recording of a rocket launch and a fast guitar-based song which appeared influenced by the Stone Roses, the second song, "Inside of Me" was similar in style but changed to a slower funk jam at the end, the third song titled on the tape "Slow Song" was a guitar-based ballad.
The band enjoyed enough success to release one single in 1992, "Just Got Back Today" on Nude Records, now a sought after rarity. Second single, "Tightrope" was never released due to disagreements with Nude Records; the band split up soon after this in the fall of 1992. Andy Davies went off to university and Nic Goffey went on to form a directing partnership with friend Dom Hawley directing many videos for Supergrass; when Coombes began working at the local Harvester he befriended co-worker Mick Quinn. The two realised they had common music interests and Coombes invited Quinn to come and jam with himself and Goffey. In February 1993 they formed Theodore Supergrass, "for about two months" Quinn explains, "then we realized that Theodore was a bit rubbish so we took that off."Goffey claims that the name was his idea and says. We were Theodore Supergrass and the idea was the band would be a little black character, we wouldn't have to do interviews. We'd get the questions in advance, script the answers and animate Theodore Supergrass answering them.
But it cost too much money." Gaz's brother, Rob Coombes, played flute for the band's début gig at the Co-Op Hall, Oxford in 1993. In January 1995 he first performed as keyboardist with the band for a live Radio 1 John Peel session, his role in the band progressed over the years, post-I Should Coco material is credited to "Supergrass and Rob Coombes", however, he wasn't introduced as a band member until a decade later. In mid-1994, Supergrass issued their debut single "Caught by the Fuzz" on the small independent local label Backbeat Records; the song recounts lead singer and guitarist Gaz Coombes's experience of being arrested by the police for possession of cannabis. The limited release of vinyl copies sold out thanks in part to support from John Peel on his Radio One show; the Parlophone label re-released the single in the autumn of the same year. It achieved the rare feat of both NME and Melody Maker "Single Of The Week" status in the same week."Mansize Rooster", released in February 1995, peaked at number 20 in the UK Singles Chart and "Lenny" was the band's first top 10 single.
"Lenny" was followed soon afterwards by the band's debut album, I Should Coco, which entered the UK Albums Chart at number one. It achieved half a million sales over a million worldwide. NME reviewer Steve Sutherland gave the album a nine out of ten rating, writing, "These freaks shall inherit the earth." The album's fourth single, the double A-side release "Alright"/"Time", stayed in the UK Top Three for a month, peaking at number two. Supergrass followed I Should Coco with 18 months of heavy touring, appearing at festivals such as Scotland's T In The Park and the Glastonbury Festival. After Performing at Rio's Hollywood Rock Festival in April 1996, Supergrass met the train robber Ronnie Biggs, said to him, "I was frightened for my life when I heard there was a supergrass in the area." A photograph of Ronnie Biggs and Gaz together was subsequently included in the music video for their 1996 single "Going Out". Recorded at Great Linford Manor the single peaked at number five in the UK charts, but was the last song produced by Sam Williams.
Supergrass returned to Sawmills Studio to co-produce follow up album, In It For The Money (released A