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by thespider
15 Sep 2015, 15:50
Forum: Blur
Topic: 20 years of The Great Escape
Replies: 30
Views: 7334

Re: 20 years of The Great Escape

I've often wondered how/if Blur's later albums would have come about if The Great Escape had met commercial expectations.

It was supposed to be the record that took them to the level of Led Zeppelin fame worldwide and it didn't quite happen.
by thespider
18 Aug 2015, 21:54
Forum: Blur
Topic: Alex James appreciation
Replies: 19
Views: 7590

Re: Alex James appreciation

As far as I'm concerned, the bass line to Girls & Boys is the closest anyone's ever got to "Good Times" by Chic.
by thespider
18 Aug 2015, 07:42
Forum: Blur
Topic: Songs that should have been Singles
Replies: 32
Views: 13368

Re: Songs that should have been Singles

Ah yes, good point. Bloody hell you could almost do a whole album of Blur's "lost" songs couldn't you?
by thespider
17 Aug 2015, 21:11
Forum: Blur
Topic: Songs that should have been Singles
Replies: 32
Views: 13368

Re: Songs that should have been Singles

For Leisure, I'd put I Know on the album and put it out as a single instead of Bang. For MLIR, I'd have put Coping out instead of Sunday Sunday. The band probably agree with me. For Parklife- This is a Low instead of End of a Century. For TGE, It Could Be You instead of Charmless Man For 13, a 3 mi...
by thespider
17 Aug 2015, 20:58
Forum: Blur
Topic: Alex James appreciation
Replies: 19
Views: 7590

Re: Alex James appreciation

OK quick question,

Can anyone name a British bass player from the 90s who's as well renowned/as good as him?

No I can't either.
by thespider
14 Aug 2015, 14:10
Forum: Blur
Topic: general blur thread
Replies: 694
Views: 263809

Re: general blur thread

Maybe this question was asked before, but this one is for people who actually listened to blur as they were making records in the 90's. What was your reaction to the self-titled record when it came out? I mean, this was quite a big shift in both sound and lyrics, and this might have changed the opi...
by thespider
14 Aug 2015, 09:02
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Magic Whip: 4 Months On
Replies: 48
Views: 22076

Re: The Magic Whip: 4 Months On

I love TMW. 8/10 I'd definitely put it above Leisure and Think Tank and on a par with TGE. But it's definitely not in the same league as MLIR, Parklife, 13 or self titled, all of which are 9/10. My only criticism (and that's too strong a word) is that with the exceptions of Lonesome Street and Ong O...
by thespider
14 Aug 2015, 08:21
Forum: Blur
Topic: general blur thread
Replies: 694
Views: 263809

Re: general blur thread

So would anyone like to guess what massive event in Blur's history kicked off, literarlly 20 years ago to the day? I'll give you a subtle clue: http://freakytrigger.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Blur-Country-House-54546.jpg I have mixed but mainly positively nostalgic feelings about the...
by thespider
04 Aug 2015, 11:43
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur interview in The Guardian (Kanye West etc.)
Replies: 75
Views: 17708

Re: Blur interview in The Guardian (Kanye West etc.)

I genuinely hope he is. Apart from anything else, it would definitely boost sales/interest
by thespider
03 Aug 2015, 10:26
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Magic Whip Commercial Expectations
Replies: 448
Views: 143412

Re: The Magic Whip Commercial Expectations

11 weeks in the Top 75 isn't that too shabby really. That's longer than Think Tank and the same amount of time as MLIR.
by thespider
23 Jul 2015, 15:49
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur - Blur: favourite b-side poll
Replies: 12
Views: 3618

Re: Blur - Blur: favourite b-side poll

Does "I Know" count?
by thespider
22 Jul 2015, 21:02
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Worst Of
Replies: 194
Views: 44606

Re: The Worst Of

No one ever talks about the "Blur" theme to Sunnyside Farm (what's there to say tbh? It's shit). Its easily "their" worst song for me alongside Alex's Song and One Born Every Minute. This one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BLoYlI3F6E" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Fucking hell, t...
by thespider
17 Jul 2015, 15:28
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: Humanz Album Thread
Replies: 1635
Views: 558201

Re: Gorillaz - Phase 4?

jonathas wrote: - Graham Coxon
Graham wouldn't touch Gorillaz with barge pole :lol:
by thespider
16 Jul 2015, 15:43
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: Humanz Album Thread
Replies: 1635
Views: 558201

Re: Gorillaz - Phase 4?

Sushi wrote:If you watch the video on the ABC AU site, he mentions that the new Gorillaz videos will have to be scaled back quite a bit. That's a shame. :(
Scaled back from things such as featuring Bruce Willis for example. :lol:
by thespider
16 Jul 2015, 15:42
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gig: BST Hyde Park, London, 20 Jun 2015
Replies: 425
Views: 146755

Re: Gig: BST Hyde Park, 20 June

Jupiter & Okwess International were the best support band imo, but I enjoyed The Horrors and Metronomy too. Drenge not too much really. Am I the only person who checked out Kitty Davis & Lewis? I thought they were really good. I love old school blues, RnB. Same vibe as Vintage Trouble who I saw sup...