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by TracyJosh
28 Aug 2017, 10:36
Forum: Blur
Topic: When was the last performance of Fade Away?
Replies: 4
Views: 2733

Re: When was the last performance of Fade Away?

Yeah, since posting I took the initiative to look up the gigograpy on here and it would seem it was phased out towards the end of 1995/early 96... What on earth possessed them to cover 'My sharona' on TGE tour!?
by TracyJosh
28 Aug 2017, 09:47
Forum: Blur
Topic: When was the last performance of Fade Away?
Replies: 4
Views: 2733

When was the last performance of Fade Away?

Just wondering if Fade Away ever made an appearance in the set after TGE tour? It is one of my favorites from TGE, and I noticed throughout this forum it does tend to get lumped in with the group of songs from that album that ARE deemed the good... Possibly made an appearance on one of the first reu...
by TracyJosh
17 Aug 2017, 11:31
Forum: Blur
Topic: B-Roads
Replies: 282
Views: 129947

Re: B-Roads

... Still though, it would be great to see it one day.
by TracyJosh
26 Jul 2017, 15:19
Forum: Blur
Topic: Mile End 4 track single/ep
Replies: 8
Views: 5049

Mile End 4 track single/ep

My friend who runs the local record store always gives me promo copies of Blur singles he gets in big batches of vinyls. Today I got a 4 track Mile End CD With Canary Wharf on the cover and stock exchange grids on the inlay and the lyrics to Country House down the side. Anyone got any more info surr...
by TracyJosh
15 Jul 2017, 21:31
Forum: Blur
Topic: Opinions on Popscene?
Replies: 16
Views: 10193

Re: Opinions on Popscene?

Always loved this song. The lyrics are cutting and concise, the first sign of Damon's cynical but infectious wit! The bass line is a glorious kick to the bollocks and the guitar is so erratic yet complimentary to everything. It's a total shame it was a commercial flop, it must have left the boys fee...
by TracyJosh
15 Jul 2017, 11:54
Forum: Blur
Topic: Damon's voice through the years
Replies: 25
Views: 19677

Re: Damon's voice through the years

i think his falsetto is in better shape right now than it has been for a couple years like when he did sleeping powder and demon days at the festival that was really solid i very much disagree with the idea that damon isn't a naturally gifted singer yeah he's having trouble with those high 90s ches...
by TracyJosh
15 Jul 2017, 01:42
Forum: Blur
Topic: Out of time, under the radar...
Replies: 23
Views: 15239

Re: Out of time, under the radar...

Without starting a separate thread, I was going to querie those of whom were Blur fans at the time just how well received "Stereotypes" was as a single? Obviously it didn't make the cut on the Best Of and I have personally not ever heard it played on the radio since becoming aware of the song about ...
by TracyJosh
15 Jul 2017, 00:37
Forum: Blur
Topic: 13 and OK Computer.
Replies: 18
Views: 11319

Re: 13 and OK Computer.

Lyrically S/T is very different to TGE, but musically it wasn't as dramatic a jump from S/T to 13. There's some of TGE sessions you could hear on S/T like He thought of cars, Man who left himself, Tame etc and vice versa Look inside America, MOR and On your own are still in keeping with Blur's mid 9...
by TracyJosh
15 Jul 2017, 00:25
Forum: Blur
Topic: Damon's voice through the years
Replies: 25
Views: 19677

Re: Damon's voice through the years

His voice sounds stronger and more controlled now than ever from what I've seen live since the Everyday Robots tour, but his range is a lot lower than it was. His falsetto is virtually non existent now, he admitted that's why they were reluctant to give Charmless Man a run out on TMW tour. I suppose...
by TracyJosh
13 Jul 2017, 21:49
Forum: Blur
Topic: 13 and OK Computer.
Replies: 18
Views: 11319

Re: 13 and OK Computer.

I personally wouldn't have said that self titled was anything like OK Computer. Anyhow, it's actually besides the point I was making. 13 deviates drastically in production style and songwriting from anything released prior, it's more a question of if Blur made the conscious career decision to comple...
by TracyJosh
12 Jul 2017, 02:45
Forum: Blur
Topic: 13 and OK Computer.
Replies: 18
Views: 11319

13 and OK Computer.

American Alt. And Lo-Fi Rock are often cited as the main influence on self titled and I think lazily that gets shuffled on to 13 as well. I personally struggle to see much of that on 13 at all and I wondered if anyone else felt that OK Computer and it's universal acclaim is what gave Blur the green ...
by TracyJosh
29 Jun 2017, 01:44
Forum: Blur
Topic: Out of time, under the radar...
Replies: 23
Views: 15239

Re: Out of time, under the radar...

Did it not have a radio edit!? Thought it would have gone once round and in on the radio edit instead of the full 45 seconds! No wonder haha.
by TracyJosh
28 Jun 2017, 11:53
Forum: Blur
Topic: Out of time, under the radar...
Replies: 23
Views: 15239

Re: Out of time, under the radar...

Thanks for that explanation Neal! Very insightful. I suppose then it boils down to the fact that it would have been the first proper single from the first full length studio album in 4 years so the initial spike in interest would have seen the single shoot up the charts, but it wouldn't have attract...
by TracyJosh
27 Jun 2017, 22:12
Forum: Blur
Topic: Out of time, under the radar...
Replies: 23
Views: 15239

Re: Out of time, under the radar...

See what you're saying Doug about it maybe not receiving continued airplay over the years because of how outlandish a musical arrangement it is for a top 10 single, but sometimes that means songs get more recurring attention, like the likes of Paranoid Android and Viva La Vida... It's a shame it has...
by TracyJosh
24 Jun 2017, 16:23
Forum: Blur
Topic: Out of time, under the radar...
Replies: 23
Views: 15239

Out of time, under the radar...

I must apologise for the regularity of my posting of new topics, as one of the more relatively younger members on here and only really becoming a huge fan of Blur at 15(which was the year of the reunion), there's a lot of their history I wasn't conscious of while it was unfolding. When 'Out of time'...