October 16, 2000, Music is my radar: End of an era.

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October 16, 2000, Music is my radar: End of an era.

Post by JAIME » 16 Oct 2014, 14:27

14 years ago the single Music is my radar was released.

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I remember those days, I felt myself very disappointed about the song MIMR, but few time after that I heard BLACK BOOK....that was brilliant, and I still consider it one of the best songs.

Then came Gorillaz (Tomorrow comes today) and I started to feel that Blur was history. :(
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Re: October 16, 2000, Music is my radar: End of an era.

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 16 Oct 2014, 22:11

I see where you are coming from JAIME.

Wouldn't like to say it was the end of an era - Blur were losing their potency as a group, but Damon has gone on & on, very consistently.
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Re: October 16, 2000, Music is my radar: End of an era.

Post by UnderThePuritan » 17 Oct 2014, 09:49

Mallard No. 22 wrote:I see where you are coming from JAIME.

Wouldn't like to say it was the end of an era - Blur were losing their potency as a group, but Damon has gone on & on, very consistently.
I'm not sure if Blur were losing their potency - I think they were at a creative stage that rivaled their output throughout the MLIR era; but I'm not sure how an album post-13 would have went. I think it would have been sonically interesting that's for sure. Two of my favourite Damon albums were released either side of 2000!
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Post by bugman » 17 Oct 2014, 11:06

for me it's one of the best tune blur ever written!

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Re: October 16, 2000, Music is my radar: End of an era.

Post by northernmonkey » 17 Oct 2014, 11:26

JAIME wrote:14 years ago the single Music is my radar was released.

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I remember those days, I felt myself very disappointed about the song MIMR, but few time after that I heard BLACK BOOK....that was brilliant, and I still consider it one of the best songs.

Then came Gorillaz (Tomorrow comes today) and I started to feel that Blur was history. :(
I remember thinking the same thing about MIMR thinking they had taken creativity too far and then I heard Black Book and order was restored in the Blur world. Having said that MIMR isn't a bad song, just not sure were it fits in with the rest of Blur's material.

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Post by Liese » 17 Oct 2014, 13:01

northernmonkey wrote:I remember thinking the same thing about MIMR thinking they had taken creativity too far and then I heard Black Book and order was restored in the Blur world.
I suppose this gets close to how it would feel to ever get another blur album, after all these years and the divers development of the band members: Half of the songs would make you feel like they have gone too far in experimenting, the other half would make you understand and in the end you'd love the whole album in its entirety and composition. But well, this is just mere speculation. :lol:
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Re: October 16, 2000, Music is my radar: End of an era.

Post by TripleJay97 » 17 Oct 2014, 20:43

I actually really like MIMR, it's a tune. The video's weird though.

The version of Into Another on MIMR CD2 is better than the studio version from '93. Just saying.
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Post by Mallard No. 22 » 17 Oct 2014, 21:16

Fair enough! ;)
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Re: October 16, 2000, Music is my radar: End of an era.

Post by Veikko » 18 Oct 2014, 21:32

UnderThePuritan wrote:I think they were at a creative stage that rivaled their output throughout the MLIR era; but I'm not sure how an album post-13 would have went.
I feel at this stage (2000-2002), Gorillaz influenced Damon's output so strongly it'd have been difficult to write a cohesive album with Graham. The album would've sounded possibly similar to Morricone, The Outsider, Some Glad Morning, MIMR... Quite fresh sounding, but incoherent and dare I call these songs "mutant jams". :mrgreen:

In my book, it's mainly the melancholic ballads where Blur (as a four piece) have got it right after 13. Battery In Your Leg, Under The Westway, Black Book... all top songs.

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Re: October 16, 2000, Music is my radar: End of an era.

Post by tom_cas1 » 20 Oct 2014, 02:11

I love Music Is My Radar, but Black Book definitely puts it in the shade. One of my favourite Blur songs and great live too. A shame they didn't play both songs in 2009/2012.
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 20 Oct 2014, 06:33

What intrigues me more than anything else is the Bill Laswell session(s)....."1" and "3" both had so much potential and makes me wonder if they indeed had the intent to work on a new album w/him producing or not? Also, "So You" was probably one of the best songs from the "13" era (and prior to recording "MIMR" and "Black Book")... Also, even loved the hint of direction they did on "Kissin' Time".....

Has anyone ever asked Damon and or the others about the Laswell session(s)? It just seemed those tracks virtually came out of nowhere...
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Post by Pasta » 20 Oct 2014, 17:06

tom_cas1 wrote:I love Music Is My Radar, but Black Book definitely puts it in the shade. One of my favourite Blur songs and great live too. A shame they didn't play both songs in 2009/2012.
wasn't black book played in 09?

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Post by thespider » 20 Oct 2014, 22:25

Looking at the singles chart in 2014, I can't imagine a song like "Music Is My Radar" ever getting into the top 10 now.
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Post by Mallard No. 22 » 22 Oct 2014, 21:28

Indeed, difficult to imagine any Blur song reaching the top ten now - they are not bland enough :D
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Re: October 16, 2000, Music is my radar: End of an era.

Post by tom_cas1 » 22 Oct 2014, 21:30

Pasta wrote:
tom_cas1 wrote:I love Music Is My Radar, but Black Book definitely puts it in the shade. One of my favourite Blur songs and great live too. A shame they didn't play both songs in 2009/2012.
wasn't black book played in 09?
I don't think so? Certainly not at any of the shows I went to. I'd be gutted if I found out they played it at another show!!
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