David Gray Babbles On, Drops The “F” Bomb

Brian Raftery / September 28, 2006

Remember Thanksgiving dinner, 2002? Your uncle heard you were a music fan, so he walked up and asked, “Well, what should I be listening to?” You knew he wouldn’t go for PJ Harvey, and you sure as hell weren’t going to suggest Voodoo, so you went for something innocuous and anonymous, finally blurting out, “Uh….David Gray?”

After that, you never heard of Gray again–until today. Suddenly, the gentleman strummer has transformed himself into a pop-folk trash-talker, slamming contemporaries like James Blunt and Jack Johnson in the new issue of Q. Awww shit! The soft-rock smackdown is on! Someone beef up the security at Nic Harcourt’s green room!