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by Sledge Hammer
04 Jan 2019, 21:06
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur Drum Chronology
Replies: 8
Views: 665

Re: Blur Drum Chronology

Mallard sound like we around at the same time, always identify with you answers. I remember There's No Other Way on the video jukebox in the pub in 1991 but didn't get into Blur properly till Modern Life in 1993 and then was hooked!
by Sledge Hammer
15 Dec 2018, 13:42
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur Drum Chronology
Replies: 8
Views: 665

Re: Blur Drum Chronology

Brilliant, and great editing!

Popscene should have been on all releases of Modern Life....sigh
by Sledge Hammer
02 Dec 2018, 13:27
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 705
Views: 90022

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Why do you hate it? I just can't find a decent tune in almost all of it. It feels like Damon has gone for this really dainty, meandering and twee sound but the songs don't have strong enough melodies to pull it off. I still listen to the first GBQ album quite regularly but I'm really disappointed w...
by Sledge Hammer
23 Nov 2018, 07:01
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 705
Views: 90022

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

tom_cas1 wrote:27 in the charts? Well that's what happens when there's next to no promotion. Well done.
Shed Seven blew Damon away (top 10 new album last year in a very competitive month). :lol:
by Sledge Hammer
23 Nov 2018, 07:00
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 705
Views: 90022

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

So is it just me who (so far) thinks that Merrie Land is dreary bollocks? Four listens in and it's boring the tits off me. 6/10 at best. Agreed, can barely listen to it. Compare this to "For Tomorrow" a song about England, it's like a million miles away in quality. I used to be excited about new mu...
by Sledge Hammer
17 Nov 2018, 08:18
Forum: Blur
Topic: Simon Mayo Breakfast Show jingle by Blur, 1993
Replies: 9
Views: 1754

Re: Simon Mayo Breakfast Show jingle by Blur, 1993

Yeah a friend a year or two later said he had heard it on the Evening Session, too loud for daytime! :lol:
by Sledge Hammer
16 Nov 2018, 06:58
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 705
Views: 90022

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Just finished the album. Amazing. Simply breathtaking. The Last Man To Leave is the only song I haven’t fully warmed to yet but even then the album is a solid 8/10 for me at this point. Potentially 9/10 after a few more listens. This was worth waiting 11 years for. Wow. I think they should have rel...
by Sledge Hammer
10 Nov 2018, 16:44
Forum: Blur
Topic: Simon Mayo Breakfast Show jingle by Blur, 1993
Replies: 9
Views: 1754

Re: Simon Mayo Breakfast Show jingle by Blur, 1993

The irony is that Radio One were keen to play the 'Popscene' jingle, but perhaps not the song itself....? I don't remember the single getting much airplay at all. No I didn't discover Popscene until it appeared on the Starshaped Video late 1993, and was blown away by the song and the video, always ...
by Sledge Hammer
07 Nov 2018, 07:02
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 705
Views: 90022

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Merrie Land is a ten song lament of Anglo-Saxosentialism marking the reluctant end of a relationship... Reluctant end of a relationship? What relationship is that? Is it a metaphor of more "Brexit is terrible" rubbish? yeah what a disaster not having to answer to an unvoted mafia group the EU, with...
by Sledge Hammer
05 Nov 2018, 18:27
Forum: Blur
Topic: I bought the Wassailing Song 7" for £9.99
Replies: 6
Views: 1048

Re: I bought the Wassailing Song 7" for £9.99

No one is buying it for £200+ in 2018, back in the 90/00s deffo, but thanks to the internet, You Tube etc, these rare tracks are no longer so special.
by Sledge Hammer
05 Nov 2018, 18:19
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 705
Views: 90022

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Gorillaz, Good The Bad, his awful solo album etc...what a waste of Blur material we have missed out on, one of the greatest duo's in musical history - Albarn/Coxon and barely anything in 20 years when they could have easily progressed. Can you imagine if he actually made the effort and spent a month...
by Sledge Hammer
04 Nov 2018, 16:16
Forum: Blur
Topic: Simon Mayo Breakfast Show jingle by Blur, 1993
Replies: 9
Views: 1754

Re: Simon Mayo Breakfast Show jingle by Blur, 1993

Mallard No. 22 wrote:Moritz - it looks like 1995-ish.

Sledge Hammer - I didn't know there had been a 'Popscene' jingle - would be great to hear it :mrgreen:
Yup was a joy to hear, Popscene prime time :D
by Sledge Hammer
28 Oct 2018, 14:21
Forum: Blur
Topic: Simon Mayo Breakfast Show jingle by Blur, 1993
Replies: 9
Views: 1754

Re: Simon Mayo Breakfast Show jingle by Blur, 1993

Is the Popscene jingle they did for Mayo in there somewhere...I remember it went:

"Hey Hey it's 1Fm, Mayos alrigggght!" to the Popscene music, can remember listening to Radio 1 all the time back then in my first job. Great times on the radio, the start of Britpop right there.