“I was a bit of a hermit during that first one, totally unsociable,” he adds. “Everyone around me was telling me that I had problems so I was trying to take control, and the only way I thought I could do that was to stay in, drink lots of tea, watch TV and get over it. Exclude myself from anything social. I kind of thought that something wasn’t right. It’s difficult to tell. If enough people tell you you have problems, you start to believe them. What I was trying to do was see whether I thought I had problems. So, I just stayed in my room, working on little tunes and writing words.”
— Graham Coxon, on the recording of The Sky Is Too High - The Guitar Magazine, August 2000.