Alex James in bizarre Muckdonalds plug
cheesy...Alex James in bizarre Muckdonalds plug

Alex james, the former Fat Less bassist and the man who put ‘ur’ into Blur has done this bizarre ‘food’ column in the Sun.In what reads like an advert he has championed Kentucky fried chicken, Macdonalds and Greggs in a series of PR puff quotes and those kind of gormless photos that 15 year old boy bands specialise in. Wonder if he demands all these on his rider?

Whilst the rest of his former band mates either make great music or put something back into the community, James has come to epitomise the most selfish traits of modern pop stardom. Mates with David Cameron (not sure who comes out worse in that cuddle) and other Tories he has been pushing his cheese for the last few years. This column is the cheesiest he has got yet.

No-one expects faded pop stars to be smart or have a clue what’s going on but that doesn’t make it any better. Still maybe it means he has given up on his TV career. There was a time when he was on everything like some sort of dim witted, welly wearing, country esquire bumbling about for no real reason. On one radio show I did with him he fluffed his lines endlessly, had no interest in the music he was presenting and was outsmarted by random people in the audience in Q and A’s.

Maybe he’s skint?

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  1. Awful, if you want further proof of the living horror of Alex James read his flop autobiography ‘Bit of a Blur’; poorly written, massive font, self-serving anecdotes and ‘guess how much I had to drink’ Sixth form style boasts.

    • Didn’t he spend most of his time shagging barely legal groupies? And now he’s a fast food shill? Oh dear. Of course, Blur always were a bit shit.

  2. A quote from an earlier Alex James piece in the Sun:

    “One critic called my ketchup-flavour cheese ‘an abomination’ without even tasting it – just like the crusty establishment figures reacted to punk rock when it came out.”

    And if you want to hate him even more:


  3. Its a corrupt world. Why do people expect the music biz “faces” to be any different? His agent probably got him upwards of eight hundred grand to lend his “cool” (in marketing people’s eyes) to the McDonalds brand, so they can sell more of the stomach churning product.

    Most people would say “yes” to that Faustian pact and those that wouldn’t….well….they are holy.

  4. Leave him alone, he was (still is) a musician. Don’t forget it does come with a slight ego. I doubt he is skint, hes back with blur and touring now so he’s making plenty of money!! I remember all good people calling Blur the drunkest band in britian but they were brilliant and it was over 20 years ago, stop comparing him to a drunk, drug infested 20/30 year old.


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