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by TracyJosh
16 Aug 2019, 12:50
Forum: Blur
Topic: New release: Live at the BBC
Replies: 49
Views: 5381

Re: New release: Live at the BBC

Interesting.. He confirms that Blur activity is purely schedule dependent and it's not a case of anyone in the band objecting to it.
by TracyJosh
23 Jul 2019, 10:41
Forum: Blur
Topic: New release: Live at the BBC
Replies: 49
Views: 5381

Re: New release: Live at the BBC

I would be sooo down for that. I know Parklife is the definitive, focused masterpiece out of the 2, but I actually find TGE much more intriguing and the one I go back to more.

Parklife is more consistent but I prefer TGE'S best moments over parklife's.
by TracyJosh
19 Jul 2019, 21:07
Forum: Blur
Topic: New release: Live at the BBC
Replies: 49
Views: 5381

Re: New release: Live at the BBC

All this parklife chat is getting me hot and bothered :P ...

Have those BBC sessions not been released in some capacity before?

Trouble with the fact they were so generous with the 21 box set, is that there’s not really much more to give to celebrate anniversaries as they roll in!
by TracyJosh
19 Jul 2019, 12:11
Forum: Blur
Topic: New release: Live at the BBC
Replies: 49
Views: 5381

Re: New release: Live at the BBC

It doesn't make Damon a 'snowflake'. He is probably just concerned that celebrating the album's anniversary would be misinterpreted and taken out of context given the current political climate. In all his recent interviews regarding brexit, he has been very vocal about the fact people of opposing po...
by TracyJosh
22 Jun 2019, 14:23
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gig: BST Hyde Park, London, 20 Jun 2015
Replies: 420
Views: 99602

Re: Gig: BST Hyde Park, London, 20 Jun 2015

Ahhh, so jealous of you all! Praying more than ever the boys announce some dates soon!
by TracyJosh
19 Jun 2019, 10:47
Forum: Blur
Topic: Battle of Britpop: Stereotypes vs Roll With It
Replies: 6
Views: 1619

Re: Battle of Britpop: Stereotypes vs Roll With It

stephen wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 08:22
I don't think the song choice really mattered.
I beg to differ. The fact Country House has a very singalong, earworm chorus really didn't harm the cause. Maybe because of Roll with it not being particularly strong Stereotypes may have still edged it. It would have affected things though.
by TracyJosh
06 Jun 2019, 09:50
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur and David Bowie
Replies: 30
Views: 6089

Re: Blur and David Bowie

Bowie was pretty elusive most years Gorillaz were active while he was still alive and he was very particular in what he worked on. Having said that, he did collab with Arcade Fire and he always respected Damon so likely the right time and place just never came to be? I personally would have loved to...
by TracyJosh
28 May 2019, 14:53
Forum: Blur
Topic: Likelihood of a Blur tour soon.
Replies: 4
Views: 1478

Likelihood of a Blur tour soon.

I really am beyond caring if TMW is going to be the last Blur record, we are spoiled for choice on their back catalog, but what does everyone think the likelihood of the boys doing some big gigs/a tour some point soon is? I haven't been able to live it down since passing up the chance to see them in...
by TracyJosh
28 May 2019, 14:47
Forum: Blur
Topic: Happiness in Magazines turns 15
Replies: 12
Views: 1483

Re: Happiness in Magazines turns 15

Ashamed to say I haven't really given Graham's solo stuff much time. Hearing how much of an impact Happiness in Magazines has had on you all, I'll definitely give it a good listen in the coming days.
by TracyJosh
12 May 2019, 01:05
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur and David Bowie
Replies: 30
Views: 6089

Re: Blur and David Bowie

A lot of Graham's work on Parklife is very Fripp inspired. The guitar solo in London Loves is almost exactly the same as the solo in Fashion.

You have a case for the guitar on Girls and Boys and It's no game too! Similar two note chords going from major to minor on the 3rd.
by TracyJosh
11 Apr 2019, 12:05
Forum: Blur
Topic: Top 10 Blur songs (from Stereogum)
Replies: 5
Views: 1176

Re: Top 10 Blur songs (from Stereogum)

I think the person who curated this list probably looks for the emotive value in songs above all else. These are all pretty melancholy cuts. Anyway, I love em all except Westway, which I still like. This'll be interesting - what 10 songs do you think you all enjoy and have always listened to the mos...
by TracyJosh
15 Mar 2019, 12:18
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur Live albums
Replies: 8
Views: 1592

Re: Blur Live albums

What are the best quality Live bootlegs from over the years would you all say?
by TracyJosh
09 Mar 2019, 09:49
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur Live albums
Replies: 8
Views: 1592

Blur Live albums

Is it just me or is the All the people and Parklive live albums really rubbish quality? I struggle to get into them at all if I'm honest and I love a live album! Live at the Budokan is probably the Blur album I've listened to the most the past few years. The entire performance on Live at the Budokan...
by TracyJosh
05 Mar 2019, 10:44
Forum: Blur
Topic: general blur thread
Replies: 694
Views: 200298

Re: general blur thread

I think it will happen next.. If it doesn't I'll probably give up hope.

Having said that, I would really enjoy another Damon solo album, but I really want Blur to at least tour again. I have never seen the guys live and would make sure and get along to a show at all costs now.