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by jonathas
30 Jan 2020, 20:38
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 45
Views: 2263

Re: New track from Gorillaz to premiere on BBC Radio 1 this Thursday

Ah, I enjoyed that. Not heard of Slaves previously but that was a nice track - strong shades of Fun Boy Three, which is how it should be. Jolly good!
by jonathas
28 Jan 2020, 17:08
Forum: Blur
Topic: Idea for Damon and Jamie
Replies: 9
Views: 1898

Re: Idea for Damon and Jamie

Excited about a new song. I'm really into the idea of Gorillaz basically just being Damon's rolling identity now; his diary band. I feel like projects happen when they're scheduled for Damon now - write an opera in the Spring, play with TGTBQ in the Autumn (for example), maybe carve out space for an...
by jonathas
28 Jan 2020, 14:02
Forum: Blur
Topic: Damon's vocals: a revelation
Replies: 6
Views: 399

Re: Damon's vocals: a revelation

Small contribution to say I'm all in favour of Damon's vocal guides and mumbled contributions post-Blur. They opened up a whole new aspect of his songwriting and Blur's sound - he began using his voice as an instrument, and things got both looser and more harmonically interesting (a lot of the time)...
by jonathas
27 Jan 2020, 15:21
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Universal
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: The Universal

I love this song but I have just never ever ever been able to get beyond Damon singing 'appen instead of happen. Irritates me so much.
by jonathas
16 Jan 2020, 13:52
Forum: Blur
Topic: Most Oasis sounding Blur song?
Replies: 14
Views: 685

Re: Most Oasis sounding Blur song?

Oddly I always thought She's So High sounds more like Suede - or rather, Bernard's playing on the first Suede LP sounds sonically v similar to She's So High.
by jonathas
16 Jan 2020, 08:48
Forum: Blur
Topic: Most Oasis sounding Blur song?
Replies: 14
Views: 685

Re: Most Oasis sounding Blur song?

Turn it up, maybe?
by jonathas
15 Jan 2020, 17:06
Forum: Blur
Topic: Graham talking about modern life is rubbish
Replies: 13
Views: 657

Re: Graham talking about modern life is rubbish

What a lovely interview. Lovely to see him talk with such unvarnished optimism about the group - and nice to remember what a glorious record MLIR is; I don't play it very often, although a few tracks are always rotated on my stereo - Resigned, Oily Water, Miss America. I must listen to it more.
by jonathas
11 Dec 2019, 14:42
Forum: Blur
Topic: alex james in trouble!
Replies: 42
Views: 2668

Re: alex james in trouble!

Well that escalated quickly.
by jonathas
10 Dec 2019, 17:59
Forum: Blur
Topic: alex james in trouble!
Replies: 42
Views: 2668

Re: alex james in trouble!

Couldn’t care less what Alex thinks really, but wouldn’t assume he’s centre right necessarily, although he clearly is happy to socialise with the Tories in his social circle! Up to him.

Labour voter and member of over 20 years here but can’t do it while Corbyn is leader, so going Green this time.
by jonathas
21 Nov 2019, 14:01
Forum: Blur
Topic: Parklife and Two States
Replies: 9
Views: 754

Re: Parklife and Two States

I might be imagining it but I seem to remember Graham providing a 'what I'm listening to' list in one of the issues of Blurb. If I recall correctly it was a mix of US punk (Nation of Ulysses etc) and jazz. Was probably '96 or later. I found this later quote from him, referring back to the recording ...
by jonathas
19 Nov 2019, 21:59
Forum: Blur
Topic: Parklife and Two States
Replies: 9
Views: 754

Re: Parklife and Two States

No, it’s an interesting question!! I’d really like to get more of a sense from artists on who they’re listening to when they do new stuff. It’d be great if each new LP a band presented came with a little bibliography of stuff that was on it the background at the time. Pretty unappealing from a band’...
by jonathas
19 Nov 2019, 21:23
Forum: Blur
Topic: Parklife and Two States
Replies: 9
Views: 754

Re: Parklife and Two States

Seen a few things that imply Graham got into US indie rock though Jo from Huggy Bear and stuff like that and that the influence was felt post '95 etc, but it's never sounded credible to me that the band only heard Pavement in the mid-90s. Trigger Cut and Summer Babe were getting endless rotation on ...
by jonathas
19 Nov 2019, 13:02
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Crushed Beaks - 90's Blur in 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 2544

Re: Crushed Beaks - 90's Blur in 2019

They sound fantastic
by jonathas
19 Nov 2019, 12:49
Forum: Blur
Topic: Parklife and Two States
Replies: 9
Views: 754

Re: Parklife and Two States

Would love to say I did, but no, not really. Two States is a lovely track but it's Scott doing straightforward Fall worship and I don't think Damon was ever really mining The Fall as an inspiration - at least not as early as Parklife. I guess there's not a million miles between The Fall and Wire, bu...
by jonathas
18 Jul 2019, 12:47
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread
Replies: 343
Views: 88604

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread

Really enjoyed last night's show too. Thought they were pretty crap for the first 20 mins or so, when they were just a bit too downbeat, sombre and dark for a disinterested seeming audience, but as usual Damon grabbed the show by the scruff of the neck and - through sheer force of will - dragged eve...