|MM Band File: 808 State|
19 June 1993
ORIGIN OF NAME
Named after the Roland drum machine and our favourite island of Hawaii-the only 808 State in the USA.
FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE
A hip hop gig at The Boardwalk Manchester.
FIRST COMMERCIAL BROADCAST
"The Other Side Of Midnight" with Tony Wilson, ITV.
GRAHAM: Manchester. 4/8/60.
GRAHAM: Birchfield's Primary, Burnage High School
GRAHAM: The Beach Surgeons, Danny & The Dressmakers, Biting Tongues
GRAHAM: Sound engineer, postman.
GRAHAM: Bjork: "Debut", Orbital: "Lush 3-1", Orbital: "Halcyon", Deep Forest: "Lullaby", Ultramarine: "Every Man & Woman Is A Star", Frank Sinatra: "Songs For Swinging Lovers", Joni Mitchell: "Hejira", John Coltrane: "Selflessness".
GRAHAM: Zouk (Singapore), Yellow (Tokyo).
GRAHAM: Digs & Woosh.
GRAHAM: Ultramarine, Future Sound Of London, Orbital, 808 State, Chet Baker, Stevie Wonder, Todd Rundgren, Marvin Gaye.
FAVOURITE FILMS/TV SHOWS/ BOOKS
GRAHAM: "Tampopo", "Rew & Stimpey", "The Frugal Chef".
GRAHAM: Leaving the country, hotel rooms, studios, mates, visiting the Sushi bar, moist secrets.
GRAHAM: Minimal peaks into peoples psyche through questionnaires.
BIGGEST INFLUENCES ON CAREER
GRAHAM: The Bunker, Manchester.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR EPITAPH TO BE?
GRAHAM: "Found it, rode it, landed it!"
"Let Yourself Go" (Creed), November 1988
"Newbuild" (Creed), July 1988