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by jonathas
29 Sep 2020, 07:27
Forum: Blur
Topic: Fred Perry Polo Shirts ban
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: Fred Perry Polo Shirts ban

Thank god for that!
by jonathas
25 Sep 2020, 08:42
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 314
Views: 79151

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

It's because it sounds like Gorillaz!
by jonathas
24 Sep 2020, 13:31
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 314
Views: 79151

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

I've not really gone back to it, despite being very very happy that it exists. Go Out, Lonesome St, Ghostship, Ong Ong, Pyongyang and Ice Cream Man are keepers. The rest are all much of a mid-tempo muchness to my mind (said with the utmost respect for the wonderful playing and emotion imbued by the ...
by jonathas
24 Sep 2020, 13:23
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Ray Davies - The Deal (& Look Inside America)
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Ray Davies - The Deal (& Look Inside America)

I've always meant to explore the Kinks on an album by album basis; I'm sure it's one of the great blanks in my musical knowledge - I know pretty much every Rolling Stones, Bowie, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan LP backwards and inside out, but I still gravitate towards specific songs by The Kinks rather than wh...
by jonathas
23 Sep 2020, 09:08
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Ray Davies - The Deal (& Look Inside America)
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Ray Davies - The Deal (& Look Inside America)

Haha, that's a lovely song. Will listen to a few more of Mark's songs, that's a cracker.
by jonathas
22 Sep 2020, 14:15
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Ray Davies - The Deal (& Look Inside America)
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Ray Davies - The Deal (& Look Inside America)

The Blur/Kinks interface is pretty well known, but enjoyed a tip in this month's MOJO when I read it this morning; in a nice piece on Ray Davies, Danny Eccleston highlights Ray's 'The Deal' from his 2017 LP AMERICANA (which I've skimmed in the past, but missed this one). Just gave it a listen and it...
by jonathas
20 Sep 2020, 17:23
Forum: Blur
Topic: Question about backing vocals on 'Tender' outro
Replies: 17
Views: 2132

Re: Question about backing vocals on 'Tender' outro

It's 'heal me' in all three of those clips.
by jonathas
17 Sep 2020, 11:29
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Jaded Hearts Club
Replies: 26
Views: 12296

Re: The Jaded Hearts Club

Really really not my sort of thing, but hope it goes well fror them.
by jonathas
15 Sep 2020, 10:06
Forum: Blur
Topic: Favorite Song Machine track so far
Replies: 10
Views: 437

Re: Favorite Song Machine track so far

Love Aries, Desolee and Pac Man but Friday 13th is the pick of the bunch for me so far; gloriously loose, dubby, dreamy pop and a beautiful vocal.
by jonathas
14 Sep 2020, 11:02
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 314
Views: 79151

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

The funny thing about the whole Blur or Gorillaz debate is that we have both. The last time Blur played together was March 2019. We might not get them both, all of the time, but think about all those people who would dearly love The Smiths, Talking Heads, REM, The Jam, Led Zeppelin, Genesis with P G...
by jonathas
28 Aug 2020, 15:57
Forum: Blur
Topic: Don't bomb when you are the bomb
Replies: 27
Views: 2241

Re: Don't bomb when you are the bomb

Nah, it was trailed in the press weeks before it came out. I was away in New York at the time and had time to prime an ex-girlfriend to get up at 4am in the morning and go and queue for it outside Resident Records in Brighton. Agree it was a limited release for Record Store Day and thus not a conve...
by jonathas
26 Aug 2020, 09:27
Forum: Blur
Topic: Don't bomb when you are the bomb
Replies: 27
Views: 2241

Re: Don't bomb when you are the bomb

Don't Bomb was intentionally released with no indication that it was actually by Blur, with this whole "white label" thing. I wouldn't call it a single. From what I recall, it nicely added some confusion to the questions of activity and musical direction of the band in that period, perhaps delibera...
by jonathas
25 Aug 2020, 19:14
Forum: Blur
Topic: Don't bomb when you are the bomb
Replies: 27
Views: 2241

Re: Don't bomb when you are the bomb

I don't know why you've compared it to colours, what's colours got to do with anything? What about....hmmm lets say I got Law. I got Law was a bside, is definitely a demo but it's not a white label it had the bands name on it. They were happy to release that. The bugman remixes were pretty awful. R...
by jonathas
23 Aug 2020, 18:09
Forum: Blur
Topic: A.G. Cook's Beetlebum cover
Replies: 5
Views: 544

Re: A.G. Cook's Beetlebum cover

Ah, that's a very beautiful little cover version. Great tweaks to the melody.
by jonathas
23 Aug 2020, 18:06
Forum: Blur
Topic: Question about backing vocals on 'Tender' outro
Replies: 17
Views: 2132

Re: Question about backing vocals on 'Tender' outro

Pretty sure it's 'Heal me', as you suggest.