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by TristramShandy
18 Feb 2021, 22:08
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 525
Views: 143280

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Well, of course, a Dom Pérignon '46 is objectively better tasting than some infamous cider. But to re-focus on the main question, which was about the Blur-tiny-world (band + solos + collaborations), imho, wondering "Is The Kiss Of Morning better than Demon Days ?" is like comparing two bottles of a ...
by TristramShandy
06 Dec 2020, 16:34
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: The Divine Comedy - new box set
Replies: 8
Views: 1934

Re: The Divine Comedy - new box set

Absolutely not.
It's off the Victory For The Comic Muse album, and imho, its highlight is A Lady Of A Certain Age, possibly Neil Hannon's best song ever.
I also like To Die A Virgin, Mother Dear, and Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World better than Snowball In Negative. Very solid album.
by TristramShandy
10 Nov 2020, 07:39
Forum: Blur
Topic: What acoustic guitar was used on MLIR/Parklife?
Replies: 27
Views: 3175

Re: What acoustic guitar was used on MLIR/Parklife?

Wow. Thanks again, this is all very precious information! I'll take good note of all of that. Girls And Boys : are we talking of the settings for the main riff's flanger bit ( F chord strummed), or the high-pitched lick in the ending? I always thought Chemical World was through a vibrato, not a flan...
by TristramShandy
10 Nov 2020, 07:33
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Jaded Hearts Club
Replies: 28
Views: 16510

Re: The Jaded Hearts Club

a boring run through of some uninteresting classics. :shock: Wow. I wouldn't call Reach Out I'll Be There uninteresting... An epic Motown standard, imho, though in the Jaded Hearts' version, Matt Bellamy (or whoever holds the bass) completely messes up the bass part (but how could you possibly top ...
by TristramShandy
07 Nov 2020, 21:37
Forum: Blur
Topic: What acoustic guitar was used on MLIR/Parklife?
Replies: 27
Views: 3175

Re: What acoustic guitar was used on MLIR/Parklife?

Thanks so much for all this information. :o Recently bought a BF-2 and need to play with it a bit more but pretty sure I've worked out Girls and Boys, Popscene and Chemical World settings (which is definitely a flanger by the way and not the VB-2). I can put these up if anyone is interested? Yep, I'...
by TristramShandy
07 Nov 2020, 13:03
Forum: Blur
Topic: What acoustic guitar was used on MLIR/Parklife?
Replies: 27
Views: 3175

Re: What acoustic guitar was used on MLIR/Parklife?

I think Stephen Street used the old trick of recording two acoustic tracks and panning then hard left and right to give that stereo spread. That's indeed what's done on For Tomorrow , and can clearly be heard on the acoustic version that was published as a B-side. I recently bought a DD Boss pedal,...
by TristramShandy
06 Nov 2020, 17:47
Forum: Blur
Topic: What acoustic guitar was used on MLIR/Parklife?
Replies: 27
Views: 3175

Re: What acoustic guitar was used on MLIR/Parklife?

Brogues wrote:
06 Nov 2020, 16:49
I will post some more info on pedals and amp settings in a bit....
Please! :)
by TristramShandy
06 Nov 2020, 12:53
Forum: Blur
Topic: What acoustic guitar was used on MLIR/Parklife?
Replies: 27
Views: 3175

Re: What acoustic guitar was used on MLIR/Parklife?

Brogues wrote:
06 Nov 2020, 12:19
Happy to share what I’ve learned regarding his 90s electric guitar tones, particularly when he played live if anyone is interested?
Go ahead!
by TristramShandy
20 Oct 2020, 08:52
Forum: Blur
Topic: Papa Roach cover Song 2
Replies: 21
Views: 4018

Re: Papa Roach cover Song 2

stephen wrote:
20 Oct 2020, 08:00
Wow 10 years...kinda feels like 2 heh :lol:
Yeah, I guess the number of albums published with him onboard doesn't help...
by TristramShandy
19 Oct 2020, 15:03
Forum: Blur
Topic: Papa Roach cover Song 2
Replies: 21
Views: 4018

Re: Papa Roach cover Song 2

stephen wrote:
19 Oct 2020, 13:29
And nice for the temp guitarist dude from RHCP, clearly likes the song as he seem to represent it well
:lol: "Temp" = 10 years spent in RHCP?
by TristramShandy
18 Oct 2020, 19:49
Forum: Blur
Topic: Best rap in Gorillaz
Replies: 14
Views: 2737

Re: Best rap in Gorillaz

I'll vote for Superfast Jellyfish.
by TristramShandy
16 Oct 2020, 08:27
Forum: Blur
Topic: Papa Roach cover Song 2
Replies: 21
Views: 4018

Re: Papa Roach cover Song 2

The annoying thing with Song 2 when it gets covered is the guitar part, really. I've seen dozens of bands play it, and not once have I seen the guitarist nail the part right; everyone seems to consider it's like a basic US punk song for the kids, only power chords tadatada, whereas Graham really cam...
by TristramShandy
25 Sep 2020, 13:28
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 525
Views: 143280

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

jonathas wrote:
25 Sep 2020, 08:42
It's because it sounds like Gorillaz!
It could indeed be an explanation, and also to the fact that I consider it the weakest track on The Magic Whip.
by TristramShandy
25 Aug 2020, 21:57
Forum: Blur
Topic: Don't bomb when you are the bomb
Replies: 27
Views: 4856

Re: Don't bomb when you are the bomb

Don't Bomb was intentionally released with no indication that it was actually by Blur, with this whole "white label" thing. I wouldn't call it a single. From what I recall, it nicely added some confusion to the questions of activity and musical direction of the band in that period, perhaps delibera...
by TristramShandy
25 Aug 2020, 21:45
Forum: Blur
Topic: Question about backing vocals on 'Tender' outro
Replies: 17
Views: 3965

Re: Question about backing vocals on 'Tender' outro

"Heal me" would definitely fit more to a gospel song.