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by John_d
25 Feb 2020, 14:33
Forum: Blur
Topic: Does anyone know who compiled Blur: The Best Of?
Replies: 11
Views: 10917

Does anyone know who compiled Blur: The Best Of?

Whoever put this CD together nailed it. Do we know who it was? Graham? I see Chemical world, Sunday Sunday and Stereotypes as second tier Blur songs and it's interesting none of them made the Best Of. It's also interesting that there's a single edit of There's No Other Way, but the full length versi...
by John_d
25 Feb 2020, 14:27
Forum: Blur
Topic: Beetlebum: reaction at the time
Replies: 68
Views: 31793

Re: Beetlebum: reaction at the time

Pretty great reaction, from memory. I had a tape of it from Mark Radcliffe's Radio 1 show, he must have played it around 20 December 1996. I wore that tape out. One of their very best songs IMO and still an absolute delight to listen to today. The Great Escape gets a mixed rep but the response at th...
by John_d
05 Feb 2020, 13:49
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 527
Views: 155449

Re: New track from Gorillaz to premiere on BBC Radio 1 this Thursday

It's pretty good.. Better than everything on The Now Now. For me personally, I feel the latest phase of Gorillaz has been a bit reckless output wise. Bit of a lack of quality control as a lot of the material lacks depth and purpose if you ask me. I absolutely love the first 3 Gorillaz albums(I see ...
by John_d
16 Dec 2019, 15:25
Forum: Blur
Topic: new Gorillaz film - Reject False Icons
Replies: 48
Views: 37022

Re: new Gorillaz film - Reject False Icons

I wonder if the cinema release of this is some kind of contractual obligation to justify Jamie's son being on tour with them? Seems really odd he has just made a standard tour film given the rather unique access he has to Jamie. I agree with the poster above who said there should have been focus pla...
by John_d
16 Dec 2019, 15:22
Forum: Blur
Topic: B-Roads
Replies: 314
Views: 184168

Re: B-Roads

I turn 40 in February. I would really quite like to tank a bottle of wine and watch B-Roads. Would anyone be able to share a copy with me in the strictest confidence? Thanks.
by John_d
29 Oct 2019, 09:37
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Great Escape
Replies: 36
Views: 27513

Re: The Great Escape

.... M.O.R, The shit Blur singles collection: M.O.R Stereotypes Bang Crazy Beat Ong Ong Lonesome Street Chemical World :P I really like MOR! Both versions. And the live version at Glastonbury 1998 is thrilling. I really like Ong Ong as well. Agree with the rest. Chemical World has always sounded ve...
by John_d
22 Oct 2019, 13:37
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Great Escape
Replies: 36
Views: 27513

Re: The Great Escape

I think they sold a litle bit of soul when they made the album, they gave everyone what they wanted I think they did for 3 of the 4 singles. Stereotypes, Charmless Man and Country House are all a bit generic. Although I love Stereotypes. But aside from that, the rest of the album is definitely a pr...
by John_d
22 Oct 2019, 13:33
Forum: Blur
Topic: Apprentice (13 album art) to be auctioned
Replies: 20
Views: 14509

Re: Apprentice (13 album art) to be auctioned

rich wrote:
17 Oct 2019, 18:04
stephen wrote:
17 Oct 2019, 11:08
How much do we think it's going to go for?
I dunno - £1500?
Is that just a total guess? I would absolutely pay that.
by John_d
25 Sep 2019, 08:33
Forum: Blur
Topic: Idea for Damon and Jamie
Replies: 9
Views: 8752

Re: Idea for Damon and Jamie

Yeah. A solo album is a great idea and would be really fun. They will have chewed it over. I think they were probably stopped from making The Now Now a 2D album by Warner. I think that record deal is up now, so they may be more flexible from now on.
by John_d
25 Sep 2019, 08:27
Forum: Blur
Topic: Hidden references to Damon in Brett Anderson's Coal Black Mornings
Replies: 2
Views: 3519

Hidden references to Damon in Brett Anderson's Coal Black Mornings

I’m a fan of Suede, and Brett’s autobiography got great reviews so I got round to reading it. He describes Justine Frischmann as one of the two great loves of his life, and mentions how she stayed in Suede for 6 months after they broke up. Damon is never mentioned as the cause of the break up (Damon...
by John_d
02 Jul 2019, 10:31
Forum: Blur
Topic: Happiness in Magazines turns 15
Replies: 12
Views: 8665

Re: Happiness in Magazines turns 15

Lovely album. One way or another someone (Stephen Street?) convinced Graham to make a proper accessible solo album and give it a promotional shove. Freakin Out in particular is absolutely superb.
by John_d
02 Jul 2019, 10:26
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread
Replies: 343
Views: 170304

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread

Saw the band at Glastonbury. Damon spoke quite coherently about Brexit. He can't always be trusted to express himself properly on the microphone, so that was good. I noticed Damon and the band in general getting a kicking on Twitter. I agree that a few of the songs just sound pretty weird - 1917 for...
by John_d
07 May 2019, 12:00
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 301681

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Releasing four songs at once was the dumbest thing they could have done. Seriously stupid. No clear single. And Hallelujah Money as the first song to drop months before the album? :lol: Terrible. I'm not sure what the timing of Hallelujah Money was about. It appeared to be a dig at Trump. Fair enou...
by John_d
02 May 2019, 13:15
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 301681

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

I disagree on Gorillaz. When it came to the live shows, yes, they were handled and covered well. But both albums were handled badly. Very much like Merrie Land right now. No-one is talking about it, absolutely no-one. The same can't be said if you go back 14 years to Demon Days. EVERYONE was talkin...
by John_d
15 Apr 2019, 15:05
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 301681

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

It seems like Damon is the only one who likes his management. Does he just not realize? Or just not care? I mean, none of us know the inner-workings of it all, but I think it's telling when every fan I know hates Eleven. And I got my tickets in too, Mark72! Can't wait for the Palladium!! I also got...