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by TristramShandy
Yesterday, 18:47
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What films have you seen lately?
Replies: 133
Views: 71723

Re: What films have you seen lately?

I will admit, I have not seen any of the old Bond movies. But regardless of how good and charming some might be, no Bond movie will ever top Craig's Casino Royale. That film is an undisputed masterpiece. Not a bad one, but imo, Craig's best is definitely Skyfall , which ranks easily amonst the top-...
by TristramShandy
Yesterday, 17:18
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What films have you seen lately?
Replies: 133
Views: 71723

Re: What films have you seen lately?

I've always been a big fan of Sean Connery's Bond films. The best ones, imo. I'd say Diamonds Are Forever is his least good, tho (his comeback), and as for Never Say Never Again , if you haven't seen it, it's a remake of Thunderball (it is an "unofficial" James Bond film). Unfortunately, the Bond pr...
by TristramShandy
23 Mar 2020, 19:38
Forum: Blur
Topic: Beetlebum: reaction at the time
Replies: 68
Views: 6103

Re: Beetlebum: reaction at the time

dparrott wrote:
23 Mar 2020, 14:47
YES! ^ This is what I wanted on the album, but got some mellow lo-fi biz instead. Thanks Orbit :roll: Street would have turned it into a single.
tbh, I cannot hear any difference between this live version and the CD version, except the prod. Set aside that, same song, same thrill.
by TristramShandy
25 Jan 2020, 14:08
Forum: Blur
Topic: gram cracker techniques
Replies: 6
Views: 1566

Re: gram cracker techniques

Ouch. I never quite analysed the riff for Explain ... Here's what I can come up with right now: |---------------------------| |------_--------_-------_---| |-----3-0------3-0---4-4-0--| |-----3-0------3-0---4-4-0--| |---------------------------| |-3-3-------1-1----2--------| I think it should basica...
by TristramShandy
25 Jan 2020, 08:30
Forum: Blur
Topic: gram cracker techniques
Replies: 6
Views: 1566

Re: gram cracker techniques

Another example with this kind of technique would be the riff for On Your Own . Incidentally the first Graham part I ever learnt to play, mooooons ago. |-----7----0---2---------| |--__-7---_0---2---------| |-7878---01----3---------| |--------------4---------| |------------------------| |------------...
by TristramShandy
25 Jan 2020, 08:12
Forum: Blur
Topic: gram cracker techniques
Replies: 6
Views: 1566

Re: gram cracker techniques

Really offhand, the riff for French Song should be: |----------------------| |----------------------| |-----------------_----| |----------------6-4---| |-4-6-6-4-6----6-----6-| |----------------------| Where I indicate a left hand pull-off with the underscore. It's possible that he plays a quick ham...
by TristramShandy
08 Nov 2019, 16:29
Forum: Blur
Topic: "The End of the F***ing World" - full soundtrack album
Replies: 70
Views: 29466

Re: "The End of the F***ing World" - full soundtrack album

Personally a bit disappointed after a first listen... I'll give it some more spins.
by TristramShandy
31 Oct 2019, 10:25
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Great Escape
Replies: 36
Views: 15228

Re: The Great Escape

TracyJosh wrote:
29 Oct 2019, 12:23
MOR really just offers nothing fresh or unique.
The guitar part, maybe?
by TristramShandy
25 Oct 2019, 15:57
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Great Escape
Replies: 36
Views: 15228

Re: The Great Escape

Never ever would I remove Ernold Same from the The Great Escape ; maybe not the best track, but in my opinion it is the epitome of the spirit of the whole album. Agreed with JackS, I would replace Top Man by Ultranol , and possibly Charmless Man (a bit over the top) by, let's say, St Louis . One thi...
by TristramShandy
17 Oct 2019, 04:15
Forum: Blur
Topic: Apprentice (13 album art) to be auctioned
Replies: 20
Views: 8400

Re: Apprentice (13 album art) to be auctioned

Yes, that was it. I had forgotten the location.
by TristramShandy
16 Oct 2019, 19:21
Forum: Blur
Topic: Apprentice (13 album art) to be auctioned
Replies: 20
Views: 8400

Re: Apprentice (13 album art) to be auctioned

I remember seeing the painting in London some fifteen years ago. It's actually quite small, not much bigger than what you get on the CD cover.
by TristramShandy
01 Oct 2019, 04:56
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: The Beatles Thread
Replies: 2755
Views: 546134

Re: The Beatles Thread

I just listened to the three CD edition, and it's pretty interesting. It's always odd to have new mixes, as you can hear details that were previously not obvious... It kind of changes your approach to the album. The demos and working versions are nice too, with some big revelations ( Something was o...
by TristramShandy
01 Aug 2019, 15:57
Forum: Blur
Topic: Two mixes of Maggie May?
Replies: 9
Views: 3804

Re: Two mixes of Maggie May?

Talking of mix differences, I only recently noticed how different the orchestral parts were on To The End (album version) and its counterpart with Françoise Hardy singing. Not only the ending of the song: the orchestration on the latter is muuuuuch richer, a whole orchestra playing, whereas the form...
by TristramShandy
18 May 2019, 20:16
Forum: Blur
Topic: Happiness in Magazines turns 15
Replies: 12
Views: 5332

Re: Happiness in Magazines turns 15

I've always liked Graham's solo work, and I find it very difficult to "rank" his albums. I reckon each of them has its own particularities. Maybe you could group the first four (and still, they're quite different from each other), then you could say Happiness and Love Travels form a pair, then The S...
by TristramShandy
16 May 2019, 18:07
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur and David Bowie
Replies: 30
Views: 12269

Re: Blur and David Bowie

Bowie has always fascinated me in his way of twisting the harmonic progressions in veeeery weird way, e.g. on Rock 'N' Roll Suicide : the song starts as a basic 4-chord sequence in C, nothing too far-fetched, but then there's this build-up where you don't really understand what's going on, and event...