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by TracyJosh
31 May 2018, 23:17
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is Think Tank an underrated masterpiece?
Replies: 73
Views: 16497

Re: Is Think Tank an underrated masterpiece?

Think Tank got a 9.0 on Pitchfork...

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by TracyJosh
31 May 2018, 16:50
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur landmarks in London
Replies: 11
Views: 3748

Re: Blur landmarks in London

Cheers!
by TracyJosh
31 May 2018, 16:01
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur landmarks in London
Replies: 11
Views: 3748

Blur landmarks in London

Heading down to London for a few days tomorrow. Should have a good day or so to myself to explore as I please, so I was just wondering what you all would say are the most prominent Blur landmarks across the city? Be it places referenced in songs, maybe old hangouts for the band or venues... I know a...
by TracyJosh
31 May 2018, 11:12
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is Think Tank an underrated masterpiece?
Replies: 73
Views: 16497

Re: Is Think Tank an underrated masterpiece?

Melodically different yeah, but with Donald Duck voice, monotonously sung verses and punky guitar tones in both, for me personally, that was enough for the two to be related to one another upon first hearing each. As I said, I wouldn't go as far to say Crazy Beat was an 'extension', but there are a ...
by TracyJosh
31 May 2018, 08:47
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is Think Tank an underrated masterpiece?
Replies: 73
Views: 16497

Re: Is Think Tank an underrated masterpiece?

How does everyone on here feel about "B.L.U.R.E.M.I"? To me "Crazy Beat" is just an extension... but man if only they didn't change from what they had captured w/"1"! "1" could have been a potential hit! The two songs are completely different. Nah, King Louie has a point. Maybe not an extension, bu...
by TracyJosh
30 May 2018, 09:56
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur mystery drummer
Replies: 4
Views: 2504

Blur mystery drummer

Anyone any idea why there's someone filling in for Dave on the radio session in this video at 00:01:35 ???

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyeBtx7fW7g" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by TracyJosh
18 May 2018, 08:55
Forum: Blur
Topic: Damon & Graham, Poetry Live
Replies: 18
Views: 6173

Re: Damon & Graham, Poetry Live

Graham said in an interview recently that they all stay in touch and meet up for food or a coffee when their respective schedules suits. I doubt it's any less or more than any group of friends in their middle age. He probably sees Damon the most given they both live in the same city.
by TracyJosh
10 May 2018, 12:41
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is Think Tank an underrated masterpiece?
Replies: 73
Views: 16497

Re: Is Think Tank an underrated masterpiece?

I think it is one of the biggest tragedies in the Blur story that 'Colours' wasn't included on Think Tank. It could have been a single too. Just an effortlessly brilliant, beautiful song. Every bit as good as Out of time. I only really think that Crazy Beat and Brothers and Sisters are the only bad ...
by TracyJosh
04 May 2018, 09:29
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur - The Magic Whip
Replies: 3711
Views: 581878

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

I don't see how The Magic Whip could have been any better. With maybe the exception of Lonesome street, there was no attempt to recreate any past glories from the britpop hayday. It's the sound of 4 hugely creative, accomplished musicians moving forward and it proved that Blur deserve their place in...
by TracyJosh
03 Apr 2018, 09:25
Forum: Blur
Topic: Music is my radar
Replies: 15
Views: 4800

Music is my radar

I've had Music is my radar on rotation all week. Only now have I fully appreciated how great a tune it is. Such an infectious groove throughout! Couple queries... My usual, how well was it received upon release? I remember clearly my older brother getting The best of album for his Christmas that yea...
by TracyJosh
28 Mar 2018, 15:17
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: Humanz + The Now Now Tours 2017-2018
Replies: 593
Views: 187995

Re: GORILLAZ: Tour Thread

I don't understand why Damon has Jeff in the band. I've yet to see any evidence he brings anything whatsoever to the Gorillaz live performances. He just spews loads of really poorly executed slide playing with buckets of reverb and delay over everything. Half the time his guitar is inaudible in the ...
by TracyJosh
28 Feb 2018, 10:08
Forum: Blur
Topic: Best era to see Blur live?
Replies: 15
Views: 3064

Best era to see Blur live?

Just wanted everyone's personal opinions and experiences of when they thought Blur were the most exciting to see as a live act? Based on general atmosphere but also, maybe they played a certain set list you particularly liked? As someone who has never seen Blur in the flesh, but has listened to many...
by TracyJosh
28 Feb 2018, 00:47
Forum: Blur
Topic: unpopular blur opinions
Replies: 313
Views: 76880

Re: unpopular blur opinions

Ong Ong is the worst song to make it on a Blur album. I also think Damon secretly thought it would be a hit. Its like Good Song with severe radiation poisoning.
by TracyJosh
22 Feb 2018, 01:41
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gene by gene
Replies: 16
Views: 4866

Re: Gene by gene

I think it's worth mentioning that in 1992 - a song that was demoed in, well, 1992 - Graham uses a specific guitar effect that hadn't been used in a Blur song since around that time, like Into Another and Hanging Over. The guitar sound Graham got towards the end of 1992 is the best noise I've ever ...