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Re: general blur thread

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 08 Dec 2015, 08:19

:P The secret of a good bake is in the mixing....
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Re: general blur thread

Post by dparrott » 08 Dec 2015, 15:56

Consigliere_11 wrote:The cover of the single looks incredibly bad, IMO. Still of my favourite songs - the strings are so in place there
:o It's one of my favorites! I loved how all of their singles had their own artistic theme then.

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Re: general blur thread

Post by Mr. OK » 10 Dec 2015, 18:23

Nardwuar, who did that interview (Dave on coke) in 2003, has had a stroke: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/beloved-int ... -vancouver :cry:

The interview in question: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkNvk2MgiCc

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Post by eloisekate » 11 Dec 2015, 08:43

sad news :( hope he makes a swift recovery.

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Post by Lodova » 13 Dec 2015, 10:50

I don't know if it's a right thread, but I need to write down something sentimental.
I never considered Blur as my favourite band, or that I'm a fan of them. I don't even remember why I joined this forum, probably I wanted to find something, but that's it.

However, last night I had a dream about Graham. He was just in my place, playing with my synthesizer, talking about bands that I don't know. Later we both were sitting in my room and smoking cigarettes. It's amazing how good I remember this dream with all little details. That's the very first dream related with Blur.

And that made me think how long they're inside my head. It's almost 9 months since I got into Blur (not much really, but my addiction with one or another band lasts about 3 months). I still haven't got bored of them (I actually expected that). I still love everything about them. I still love watching NDLTR documentary. Maybe it's not only because of music, but personalities of Graham and Damon as well. I don't know.

Anyway, I'm just surprised that "those one-hit-wonders" occupied a big part of my heart.

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Post by eloisekate » 13 Dec 2015, 11:48

that's a great story, and your dream sounds lovely. also I completely agree with your sentiments. I would only consider myself as having become a 'proper' fan in May of this year, but in that short time I've become completely sure that they'll always be my favourite band. the music plays a large part of course, but I also really value the opinions and wisdom of all four of them. it's hard to explain without sounding ridiculously soppy, but they are truly very special people.

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Post by JAIME » 15 Dec 2015, 15:30

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cendri rovin wrote:damon is the smallest in blur... hes one or two inches smaller than the drummer whos 5-10, just read the blur biography..
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177 dude wrote:I'm a big fan of Blur and I must admit I can't see him any higher than 177-178 cm, barefoot at night. Guitarist, Alex James who is said to be between 6' 0" and 6' 1", makes Albarn even look 5' 9" range at times. Bassist, Graham Coxon (the guy in the glasses) is 5' 9.5" (177 cm).
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Re: general blur thread

Post by AdvertBreak » 28 Dec 2015, 18:48

Fun game:::

If Modern Life is Rubbish was released in 1978 (and was therefore an analogue recording, and was mixed and mastered as one), what genre would it be?

Post-punk? New wave? Something else?

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Post by Forever Low Man » 28 Dec 2015, 21:59

You need to stop having so much free time.
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Post by Forever Low Man » 28 Dec 2015, 22:00

If MLiR had been released in 1978, it would have been 47 minutes long instead of 59. What songs would be cut?
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Post by Consigliere_11 » 28 Dec 2015, 22:28

Forever Low Man wrote:If MLiR had been released in 1978, it would have been 47 minutes long instead of 59. What songs would be cut?
Intermission, Commerical Break, one of the last three, Pressure on Julian.. And Miss America could be shorter, I guess - though I love the song
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Re: general blur thread

Post by AdvertBreak » 28 Dec 2015, 23:24

No, FLM, it would still be 58 minutes long. A double album, like its always (?) been on vinyl.

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Post by Forever Low Man » 29 Dec 2015, 00:43

But it wouldn't do very well. Double albums from a bunch of 10-year-olds don't sell.
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Post by Mallard No. 22 » 30 Dec 2015, 21:08

Don't think that MLIR could have been released in 1978.

It is much more influenced by late 60s.
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Re: general blur thread

Post by AdvertBreak » 30 Dec 2015, 22:59

Yeah but so were The Jam. Its a bit mod-like, MLIR. Fred Perry-wearing Blur aside.

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