Supergrass is a British rock band from Oxford, England. The group was successful in the mid-1990s, during the British period, selling more than 1 million copies of their first album, I Should Coco (1995), and reaching the top of English sales. The group separates in 2010.
At the age of 16, Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey formed The Jennifers, with Coombes on guitar and Goffey on drums. The group forged a reputation on the Oxford scene, influenced by Ride, Inspiral Carpets, Kinks, Who and a dose of Shoegazing. The band even recorded a single in 1992 on the label Nude Records, before separating.
Coombes meets Mick Quinn, a colleague in the restaurant where he worked. He befriends this amateur musician who plays in local bands. Coombes invites him to play with him and Goffey. In February 1993, Quinn on bass, Goffey on drums, and Coombes on vocals and guitar, formed the Theodore Supergrass, quickly renamed Supergrass.
Supergrass gives its first real concert at the Jericho Tavern in Oxford. In the summer of 1994, Supergrass released his first single "Caught by the Fuzz" on a small independent label, Backbeat Records. The song talks about the experience of the singer and guitarist, Gaz Coombes, arrested by police in possession of marijuana. The 250 copies are selling quickly, thanks in part to the support of John Peel, host of BBC Radio 1, who airs the title.