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by Neal Zeal
12 Sep 2020, 19:14
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 232
Views: 72287

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

*awaiting usual Sledge Hammer comment about how Damon is wasting time with Gorillaz and should return making music with Blur* Isn't he? No. The sad truth is that there are not as many people interested in hearing a Blur album than there is a Gorillaz album. Damon's songs and ideas will reach more p...
by Neal Zeal
12 Sep 2020, 19:09
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 232
Views: 72287

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

I don't remember Smith ever saying anything complimentary about Blur though, and maybe even slagged them off a bit. There is this delicious quote from his interview for Blah Blah Blah magazine, done in 1995: We played a concert recently in France and Blur were supporting us. The whole front ten row...
by Neal Zeal
10 Sep 2020, 13:30
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 232
Views: 72287

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

It's v interesting from a pop culture point of view. Smith was a huge global icon of the indie world in the 80s, and Albarn was a similar figure in the 90s. I don't remember Smith ever saying anything complimentary about Blur though, and maybe even slagged them off a bit. This new song? Underwhelmin...
by Neal Zeal
31 Aug 2020, 22:04
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Whats your favourite song at the moment
Replies: 223
Views: 137672

Re: Whats your favourite song at the moment

August - Taylor A Swift
by Neal Zeal
25 Aug 2020, 18:10
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Anyone remember JJ72?
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: Anyone remember JJ72?

Not bad, but I preferred YY28.
by Neal Zeal
06 Aug 2020, 13:28
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Square Harlow fundraiser - a chance to see the full set played by Seymour at The Square in 1989
Replies: 10
Views: 1931

Re: The Square Harlow fundraiser - a chance to see the full set played by Seymour at The Square in 1989

Anyone know if there's a set-list?
There was a song with lyrics I recognised but seemed to be set to a different piece of music...
by Neal Zeal
05 Aug 2020, 09:44
Forum: Blur
Topic: the Good, the Bad & the Queen - the end?
Replies: 22
Views: 1690

Re: the Good, the Bad & the Queen - the end?

:lol: Who gets what gong has bugger all to do with the Queen! One of the Good - or more likely one of the Bad - will have put him forward... The quote I heard was; "One is deeply fond of the GBQ album particularly the song 80's Life (as one was in ones 80s on its release) and the title track as it ...
by Neal Zeal
05 Aug 2020, 08:32
Forum: Blur
Topic: the Good, the Bad & the Queen - the end?
Replies: 22
Views: 1690

Re: the Good, the Bad & the Queen - the end?

Been listening to the second GBQ recently for first time in yonks. Pleasantly surprised. But I'd say it's still good rather than great. 7/10 rather than the first one's 9/10. Still, it's miles better than The Magic Whips (which I just find an effort to sit through). Anyone else hear the rumour that ...
by Neal Zeal
31 Jul 2020, 08:47
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur fan first and foremost or Damon Albarn fan?
Replies: 32
Views: 2835

Re: Blur fan first and foremost or Damon Albarn fan?

An interesting approach to this question is what would you rather see live? A Blur concert or a Damon one? Although I generally prefer Blur to Damon's other stuff, the two GBQ albums are better than quite a few Blur albums. And I like quite a few Gorillaz songs. When I saw Damon at the Albert Hall a...
by Neal Zeal
20 Jul 2020, 13:43
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?
Replies: 86
Views: 10460

Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

Not for me. I loved TGE when it was first released, grew to despise it as I grew older, but have come to love it again. Yes there are some sloppy moments (Mr Robinson's Quango, Topman) and some of the lyrics and themes are a little outdated, but it's an enjoyable listen. Best Days is stunning. He T...
by Neal Zeal
15 Jul 2020, 15:39
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur record sales update
Replies: 4
Views: 1504

Re: Blur record sales update

Strikes me as pretty high, too. I would've guessed at half the number. Is there a list of Blur singles that have sales certifications? My guess at the biggest selling ones would be something like: Country House (way ahead). Then (in no particular order). Parklife, There's No Other Way, Tender, Charm...
by Neal Zeal
14 Jul 2020, 13:14
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Whats your favourite song at the moment
Replies: 223
Views: 137672

Re: Whats your favourite song at the moment

Liking 'Confirmation' by a chap I'd never head of before called Westerman.
It's got a good beat!
by Neal Zeal
14 Jul 2020, 09:32
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?
Replies: 86
Views: 10460

Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

New member here. Just relistened to TGE after maybe 10 years. For what it is worth, here is my ten cents: Song for song I believe TGE is stronger than 13, which is extremely overindulgent. And certainly better than the disappointing TMW. Stereotypes: Musically one of the strongest things on here. T...
by Neal Zeal
29 Jun 2020, 22:52
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 232
Views: 72287

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

its not gonna happend i think. same no parklife or country house 2.0 I meant the next big hit. Will Damon ever write another hit for Gorillaz? Does he even have it in him? Or he just doesn't care anymore? The guy's main ambition seems to be to experiment as much as possible and collaborate with as ...
by Neal Zeal
26 Jun 2020, 23:11
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?
Replies: 86
Views: 10460

Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

Of course not! It's got 5 or 6 brilliant songs. The Magic Whip has none! The great songs are: Country house, he thought of cars, charmless man, Yuko, universal, it could be you, The good songs are: Best days, Arnold same, Admittedly that leaves about 7 pretty rubbish ones which is more than on any o...