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by John_d
22 Apr 2017, 21:58
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gray Guitars presents - Graham Coxon
Replies: 27
Views: 12907

Re: Gray Guitars presents - Graham Coxon

That was an absolute delight. The Bugman and No Distance part especially. Would love to hear more about the "Black and Decker" section on Bugman. Maybe next time! Can't get greedy. A must watch.
by John_d
22 Apr 2017, 21:26
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz Humanz Disappointed Fans Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 36283

Re: Gorillaz Humanz Disappointed Fans Thread

The problem with this album is that is not Gorillaz. I just cannot see 2D, Murdoc, Russell and Noodle playing this. I just can't imagine it. Will they be playing electronics while others singing like in Strobelite??? (And I do like this song, not love, just like) In the past I could Image Noodle si...
by John_d
11 Apr 2017, 10:38
Forum: Blur
Topic: Worst live performance
Replies: 23
Views: 9712

Re: Worst live performance

I'm going to throw Hyde Park 2012 into the mix here, but not because the band weren't any good. It was the crowd that ruined a lot of the excitement for me. When Blur played Caramel everyone just started talking and that really pissed me off. Thought they were GREAT at this gig. Young and Lovely. T...
by John_d
11 Apr 2017, 10:35
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz Humanz Disappointed Fans Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 36283

Re: Gorillaz Humanz Disappointed Fans Thread

Pretty impressed by what I've heard so far. Sounds like Missy Albarn has told her dad to wake up and raise the tempo! Saturn Barnz video is great. They're partnering with high-end tech and audio companies. Loads of media coverage. What's not to like? Some folk will miss the playful vibe of the first...
by John_d
11 Apr 2017, 10:30
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: Humanz Album Thread
Replies: 1635
Views: 708929

Damon on Song Exploder talking about Andromeda

I was thinking "why doesn't Damon ever do Podcasts" - and then this morning, up popped this - https://soundcloud.com/hrishihirway/son ... -feat-dram" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This song is a cracker.
by John_d
17 Nov 2016, 12:30
Forum: Blur
Topic: B-Roads
Replies: 314
Views: 184165

Re: B-Roads

I have just asked the same question on the Gorillaz Phase 4 thread - what do we think Eleven got wrong in promoting The Magic Whip? I felt the band themselves didn't do very well on either of their big TV appearances in the UK - TFI Friday and Graham Norton. Lonesome Street was a poor choice for a s...
by John_d
17 Nov 2016, 12:26
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: Humanz Album Thread
Replies: 1635
Views: 708929

Re: Gorillaz - Phase 4

Out of interest, what do you think was "extraordinarily" bad about The Magic Whip promotion? I am no fan of eleven, by the way - I feel they really fail to make a connection with the fanbase. But I'd be interested to hear about obvious or "industry standard" things they got wrong.
by John_d
16 Nov 2016, 15:30
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: Humanz Album Thread
Replies: 1635
Views: 708929

Re: Gorillaz - Phase 4

is it possibly the case that the gradual reactivation of the social media is to make sure there are enough "numbers" and "likes" to show radio stations and make sure the new song, when it appears, is playlisted across the board? If that's the case then it shows there is a strategy this time. I think...
by John_d
28 Sep 2016, 09:23
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: Humanz Album Thread
Replies: 1635
Views: 708929

Re: Gorillaz - Phase 4?

I think we all agree that the promo for Phase 3 was botched. Releasing the Stylo audio without the video was absolutely bizarre, and lots of bizarre decisions followed. Hopefully it's not the same people in place this time again. It's worth noting Gorillaz is a joint venture between Damon/Jamie and ...
by John_d
28 Sep 2016, 09:16
Forum: Blur
Topic: A thread for those disappointed by The Magic Whip
Replies: 63
Views: 36087

Re: A thread for those disappointed by The Magic Whip

For me The Magic Whip is several rungs above Everyday Robots, which is a nice personal record but . sounds like Damon indulged himself. It's almost completely one-paced. I love Hollow Ponds, You and Me, Selfish Giant, Heavy Seas of Love. But the title track is almost a dirge, and some other songs ar...
by John_d
28 Sep 2016, 09:05
Forum: Blur
Topic: Hong Kong tips
Replies: 2
Views: 1883

Hong Kong tips

Given Damon and Blur's affinity with Hong Kong, I am wondering if anybody has been recently and could perhaps give me some top tourist tips? I will only be there for a day. I spent a fortnight there in 2005 but I expect it has changed a lot. It was quite odd actually, I got back from Hong Kong then ...
by John_d
28 Sep 2016, 09:01
Forum: Blur
Topic: B-Roads
Replies: 314
Views: 184165

Re: B-Roads

Is it confirmed that the backstage footage in NDLTR is from B-Roads? You know, where Damon and Graham are imitating Bono? If so it is actually a bit unsettling as Graham appears really drunk in a different way (ie less fun) from how he was sometimes seen drunk in Starshaped (they were all drunk in S...
by John_d
01 Jan 2016, 10:08
Forum: Blur
Topic: My thoughts on Blur in 2015 & Phase 4 of Gorillaz
Replies: 35
Views: 19081

My thoughts on Blur in 2015 & Phase 4 of Gorillaz

Finally got my act together and got a log in for here! Happy New Year everybody! It was a lot of fun getting a new Blur album, a lovely surprise, and it was a good album too. I wasn't really into Lonesome Street as it sounded like a strange throwback, a weaker MLIR track perhaps. Blur have never wen...