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by John_d
15 Jun 2020, 21:49
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur Primavera Sound, Barcelona, 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1898

Re: Blur Primavera Sound, Barcelona, 2013

I was there! They were really good. Probably the best I've ever seen from them. Surprised me therefore that Gabi (primavera promoter) didn't seem to want Damon/Gorillaz back. But I see that's been rectfied for 2021. I didn't know that Gabi didn't want any more Damon projects in his festival, even D...
by John_d
15 Jun 2020, 20:43
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 527
Views: 155448

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

its not gonna happend i think. same no parklife or country house 2.0 I meant the next big hit. Will Damon ever write another hit for Gorillaz? Does he even have it in him? Or he just doesn't care anymore? The guy's main ambition seems to be to experiment as much as possible and collaborate with as ...
by John_d
10 Jun 2020, 08:41
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 527
Views: 155448

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

I think the new tune is fine. You can't expect every song to be a cracker. Momentary Bliss does increasingly look like a higher tier of quailty in terms of music and video. Anybody know why the video was so different to all their others?
by John_d
09 Jun 2020, 08:29
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine Tour 2020-2021
Replies: 61
Views: 20286

Re: Gorillaz tour 2021

It feels to me like there's been a big change of approach and rather than the huge gaps between phases, Damon and Jamie are now trying to make Gorillaz a kind of permanent presence. I wonder if the theory is that once they let it drop for a few years, at their age and with the prospect of a crossove...
by John_d
09 Jun 2020, 08:26
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur Primavera Sound, Barcelona, 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1898

Re: Blur Primavera Sound, Barcelona, 2013

I was there! They were really good. Probably the best I've ever seen from them. Surprised me therefore that Gabi (primavera promoter) didn't seem to want Damon/Gorillaz back. But I see that's been rectfied for 2021.
by John_d
24 Apr 2020, 13:02
Forum: Blur
Topic: new Gorillaz film - Reject False Icons
Replies: 48
Views: 37022

Re: new Gorillaz film - Reject False Icons

Got round to watching this. Interesting stuff of course but pretty average and would be impenetrable to the casual viewer. Like a few folk have said - why? Was this to give Denholm Hewett a start, or something good on his CV? It's a bit better around the NOW now sessions because there's a small indi...
by John_d
24 Apr 2020, 12:59
Forum: Blur
Topic: All We Want in 13.
Replies: 35
Views: 17173

Re: All We Want in 13.

They are in poor shape around the time of 13. Damon must still be on heroin when they record the NDLTR video. I wonder if he agreed to get off it before Missy was born. I think that was sometime in the summer of 99.
by John_d
09 Apr 2020, 20:04
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 527
Views: 155448

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

I think The Now Now got a lot of uncalled shtick. It was obviously something in the line of The Fall. That being said, I think it could have been better produced. For instance, Tranz is a fantastic song that suffers a lot from very minimalistic production. Take the live version, it has so much ener...
by John_d
09 Apr 2020, 19:59
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 527
Views: 155448

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Aries strays much too far into New Order pastiche territory for me. Lake Zurich possibly uses the same synthesizer, but was a lot better. Georgia apparently plays drums on Aries. I saw her on Jools a few months ago and it looked very style over substance. She was surrounded by a heap of equipment bu...
by John_d
16 Mar 2020, 16:42
Forum: Blur
Topic: Reykjavik tips?
Replies: 10
Views: 10212

Re: Reykjavik tips?

Thanks all. I had a great time. I will write a wee blog about it on my DJ site and will post a link when I've done so.
by John_d
16 Mar 2020, 16:26
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 527
Views: 155448

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

With a few weeks of hindsight - these have been really good tracks. Momentary Bliss has really grown on me. Could be a challenge to ever perform live though, it depends so much on Slowthai? The videos have been great too. Do we know how the band is funding this? Are they still in partnership with EM...
by John_d
26 Feb 2020, 16:24
Forum: Blur
Topic: Reykjavik tips?
Replies: 10
Views: 10212

Re: Reykjavik tips?

Many thanks folks. I've a Northern Lights tour booked for the first night (fingers crossed), Golden Circle tour booked, and also a trip to the Blue Lagoon (very excited about that).
by John_d
26 Feb 2020, 16:23
Forum: Blur
Topic: Beetlebum: reaction at the time
Replies: 68
Views: 31793

Re: Beetlebum: reaction at the time

I wouldn't say there was a backlash to Beetlebum as such, but Blur definitely featured less heavily in a lot of sections of the pop-centric media following that, unclear if by design or a rejection from the mainstream or a bit of both. I remember the NME (or possibly Melody Maker) claiming it was d...
by John_d
25 Feb 2020, 14:37
Forum: Blur
Topic: Reykjavik tips?
Replies: 10
Views: 10212

Reykjavik tips?

I'm aware some folk on here may have been to Reykjavik given Damon's affinity for the place. Which, interestingly, is getting mentioned again after years of it not being mentioned. I'm surprised it turns out he still has a house there. I thought Iceland had maybe gone the way of other Damon obsessio...