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by jeffnottingham
26 Jun 2020, 08:31
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?
Replies: 43
Views: 1086

Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

Ultranol should replace Mr R's Q - instantly better album :) Ultranol is as cringy as Mr R's Q. The na na na's are like nails on a chalkboard. Agreed BUT Mr R's Q is basically just Country House again with different words - if that spot on the album (first song on 2nd side of the cassette btw) is r...
by jeffnottingham
25 Jun 2020, 12:53
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?
Replies: 43
Views: 1086

Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

Hard to say 'worst', but imo their album of least merit (as an album) because it's the only one that shows little desire to progress their sound and grow - in many ways it's Parklife 2; the formula is working, give them more of that! I was so happy buying it on tape aged 15 from WHSmiths for £5.99 a...
by jeffnottingham
27 May 2020, 16:49
Forum: Blur
Topic: Circus and Two's a Crowd
Replies: 17
Views: 3200

Re: Circus and Two's a Crowd

All those listed are on youtube in various places
by jeffnottingham
01 May 2020, 09:33
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur mix tape nostalgia
Replies: 8
Views: 3056

Re: Blur mix tape nostalgia

I've got a few of these in my attic too (although not as nicely typed out and printed)! I like a lot of the selection but it seems to be totally lacking the key art of the mixtape in your running order. Yuko & Hiro sandwiched between Sunday Sunday and Girls & Boys?! And SNFAS and This is a Low as s...
by jeffnottingham
01 May 2020, 07:37
Forum: Blur
Topic: RIP Tony Allen
Replies: 16
Views: 3790

Re: RIP Tony Allen

Really sad news. My wife just this morning came across a clip of our little boy dancing to Go Back a few years ago, then I heard Tony had died, one of those weird coincidences. I put the clip here: https://twitter.com/jeffknottingham/sta ... 2627164160
by jeffnottingham
28 Apr 2020, 15:03
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: The Dawn Parade (Greg McDonald)
Replies: 4
Views: 9297

Re: The Dawn Parade (Greg McDonald)

Love Dawn parade. Never heard of that album! Do you have the song Moonbathers? Hey, sorry only just saw your reply. Yes! Moonbathers is track 6 of Passing Down Fate's Dusty Highway :) Here's a link to the album: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/145Zis8W1rRl2Yz44eInwC8gzVIufupmm?usp=sharing
by jeffnottingham
28 Apr 2020, 14:53
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur mix tape nostalgia
Replies: 8
Views: 3056

Blur mix tape nostalgia

Found these lovingly created specimens in my attic over the weekend. Pre 13 obviously, but what do you think of my selections? :D
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by jeffnottingham
02 Jan 2019, 20:04
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 204959

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Got the album for Christmas on compact disc. A fixture in the car now and enjoying it more all the time. Damon’s output over the last few years has been getting better and better imho. If you take ML TNN and the 2D featuring Humanz songs and bsides, plus TMW, and most of the live versions from Every...
by jeffnottingham
23 Oct 2018, 22:11
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: New single "Merrie Land"
Replies: 56
Views: 20071

Re: TGTBTQ: New single "Merrie Land"

Reminds me a little bit of E-Bow the Letter.
But mostly it reminds me of Bowie's Where Are We Now? Wistful, talky, deceptively catchy, even the video is similar.

So - Visconti?

I'm beyond excited for this album, especially because the of Visconti's contribution.
by jeffnottingham
26 Sep 2018, 10:54
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 204959

Re: THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN THREAD

The omens are good for the next GBQ album :) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-45642590 possibly not so good for the whale though :( :( Yeah - this is some amazingly elaborate publicity stunt! Guess the album must be about to drop. Maybe the whale is animatronic - it's probably swimming in...
by jeffnottingham
16 Aug 2018, 16:51
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: The Dawn Parade (Greg McDonald)
Replies: 4
Views: 9297

The Dawn Parade (Greg McDonald)

Any fans of this fantastic band / songwriter? Just re-discovered all their stuff on an old hard drive, so manu good songs. There’s a CDr album in my collection that seems to be a Greg solo record pre Dawn Parade, it’s oabelled ‘Passing Down Fate’s Dusty Highway’, and has songs like Miss Serville, A ...
by jeffnottingham
02 Aug 2018, 19:33
Forum: Blur
Topic: Top 10 Damon songs of the 2010s
Replies: 34
Views: 16818

Re: Top 10 Damon songs of the 2010s

wow so no love for UTW then?
by jeffnottingham
30 Jul 2018, 20:20
Forum: Blur
Topic: Top 10 Damon songs of the 2010s
Replies: 34
Views: 16818

Re: Top 10 Damon songs of the 2010s

Stylo
Rhinestone Eyes
Empire Ants
Revolving doors
Pyong yang
My Terracotta Heart
Hollow Ponds
Under the Westway
She’s my collar
Souk Eye

Bonus
On melancholy hill
Andromeda
Tickertape
by jeffnottingham
26 Jul 2018, 08:38
Forum: Blur
Topic: John Osborne - The New Blur Album
Replies: 0
Views: 11498

John Osborne - The New Blur Album

I'm certain this must have been posted before (?), but I just discovered it.
For those of us who were teenagers in the 90s, this piece has to be especially emotive - and the ending totally floored me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06EVFcq1gb8