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by northernmonkey
20 May 2019, 12:47
Forum: Blur
Topic: Happiness in Magazines turns 15
Replies: 10
Views: 555

Re: Happiness in Magazines turns 15

Still love the album, it is my favourite out of all his albums. Great vocals, amazing guitar and just so damned catchy. I think at the time it also made me realise any future Blur may have, would not the same without Graham. It was more Blur than Think Tank. 😀
by northernmonkey
07 May 2019, 17:58
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 121907

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Yeah it is weird how a song can be tainted by air play, promotion etc Country House isn’t a song I go to often as it feels like it carries baggage from the whole Blur/Oasis thing but when you try and listen to it stripping its history and mental images of the music video, it is a very well crafted s...
by northernmonkey
02 May 2019, 13:12
Forum: Blur
Topic: Honest question
Replies: 25
Views: 5146

Re: Honest question

I always thought he lack of rarities and b sides from the Blur album onwards was due to the fact that they hadn't recorded quite as much material. Still, putting the Blur, 13, Best Of and Think Tank rarities onto one disc is a bit mad. But I'm not complaining. Still a great boxset. The only major q...
by northernmonkey
02 Apr 2019, 11:40
Forum: Blur
Topic: BLUR LIVE @ Africa Express: The Circus!
Replies: 42
Views: 4979

Re: BLUR LIVE @ Africa Express: The Circus!

Drunk I'd imagine, maybe a bit out of practice with being back in Blur and all that. Great to see he still classes Blur as an active band, after 2015 my hopes for new material has gone up a bit, but I suspect there may be a bit of a wait :(
by northernmonkey
01 Apr 2019, 07:20
Forum: Blur
Topic: BLUR LIVE @ Africa Express: The Circus!
Replies: 42
Views: 4979

Re: BLUR LIVE @ Africa Express: The Circus!

Great surprise, and as always when you least expect this. This is big news, would they re-unite for one small show knowing how it gets the fans/media in a frenzy with rumours? It would be nice to know they had recording time planned this year....😀
by northernmonkey
19 Mar 2019, 12:49
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 121907

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

I would be very greatful too if somebody could provide a link to these songs other than Youtube, I would buy these songs but didn't really want to fork out for the edition which included these (went for digital download and hardback edition with CD) as payed out already for the more expensive TNN ve...
by northernmonkey
12 Mar 2019, 12:43
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur Live albums
Replies: 7
Views: 901

Re: Blur Live albums

Live at the Budokan quality is fantastic, so clear and every instrument comes out in the recording. I was furious when I got the 2009 Hyde Park CD and the only thing that made up for this was it included on the NDLTR DVD (much better sound). I thought Parklive was much better, but there was a little...
by northernmonkey
07 Mar 2019, 10:50
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur - The Magic Whip
Replies: 3711
Views: 543966

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

I still love TMW to the day and would maybe rank it at number 3 too, although number 1 & 2 changes often. I did feel Blur played it safe with TMW, it was different enough and I think it was a wise choice considering the time between albums, but I would like them to go more experimental next time, a...
by northernmonkey
05 Mar 2019, 11:46
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur - The Magic Whip
Replies: 3711
Views: 543966

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

I still love TMW to the day and would maybe rank it at number 3 too, although number 1 & 2 changes often. I did feel Blur played it safe with TMW, it was different enough and I think it was a wise choice considering the time between albums, but I would like them to go more experimental next time, a ...
by northernmonkey
05 Mar 2019, 11:37
Forum: Blur
Topic: general blur thread
Replies: 694
Views: 193036

Re: general blur thread

Everytime I think maybe we won't have anymore Blur, I watch New World Towers doc and the part Damon says how great it is to have Blur as a fully functional band again (rather than just touring nostalgia I'd imagine) and the part about having plenty more adventures left in Blur. I also agree about th...
by northernmonkey
25 Feb 2019, 13:01
Forum: Blur
Topic: Damon in Face
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

Re: Damon in Face

I went to the cinema to see it back in the day, and although he wasn’t in it that much I found it really uncomfortable watching him act. Blur were huge at the time in the UK and it did feel very weird and a strange decision on his part. I thought it was an average movie and pretty forgettable compar...
by northernmonkey
14 Feb 2019, 06:49
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 121907

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

It has become my dog walking album of choice 😀 Damon back at the top of his game.
by northernmonkey
15 Jan 2019, 15:20
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blurd Tribute Band...
Replies: 14
Views: 4314

Re: Blurd Tribute Band...

Just had a quick look at the 'A bit of a Blur' facebook page and the video for TNOW and very good, love the early Blur energy they put across, although the lead vocals are a little rough, but I'd be more than happy to go along and watch a covers band like this.
by northernmonkey
13 Jan 2019, 09:48
Forum: Blur
Topic: gorillaz Brits 2019 nomination
Replies: 3
Views: 991

Re: gorillaz Brits 2019 nomination

A pointless nomination, they aren’t going to be given this 2 years running. Plus despite the release of TNN (great album) they only played over seas shows/festivals so to anyone within the Uk other than the fans, Gorillaz had no pressense here.
by northernmonkey
04 Jan 2019, 14:41
Forum: Blur
Topic: blur official answering questions on answer.sh
Replies: 18
Views: 2916

Re: blur official answering questions on answer.sh

The snapchat thing doesn't sound like them to be fair and I would normally dismiss this, but I still remember getting the TMW email from nowhere straight on the back of Damon's solo project. Despite some talk of further Gorillaz material I can't imagine it anytime soon and however much I love Merrie...