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Re: general blur thread

Postby dparrott » 27 May 2017, 03:31

Today I was wearing my Parklife album cover shirt. Two people thought it had to do with dog racing. :roll:

I know one person in this area who knows Blur and British music. I'd be shocked if there is anyone else. F'n rich boring snobs. I hate this place.
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Re: general blur thread

Postby Pavlich » 29 May 2017, 02:47

101reykjavik wrote:I'm listening to this on BBC Radio 4 now: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04jj113

It's only tangentially about Blur, but someone might enjoy it. :) I did.

That was quite corny but also very real and sweet; some of the lines in here are hitting. I like the simple things he taps into. I think the story about being on holiday in Denmark and getting the train into Copenhagen and buying an album you've been looking forward to and that being 'the coolest thing ever' is true. I travelled for months alone in Europe and felt the pangs all that brings, the loneliness and the excitement and the cocktail of different strong, potent, high-percentage emotions and listening to an album can make you feel like you're in the middle of the coolest moment of your life.
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Re: general blur thread

Postby Forever Low Man » 02 Jun 2017, 01:22

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Re: general blur thread

Postby KingLouieLouie76 » 02 Jun 2017, 20:05

Interesting and wonderful choices.... http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news ... ck-w485449
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Re: general blur thread

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Re: general blur thread

Postby Forever Low Man » 09 Jun 2017, 12:34

KingLouieLouie76 wrote:What gibberish! http://www.nme.com/news/music/blur-reun ... nd-2085862

does "journalistic integrity" mean anything to themk
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Re: general blur thread

Postby Forever Low Man » 01 Aug 2017, 14:57

I think this is "coffee and tv"

https://www.instagram.com/p/BNiAR5BDJTC/
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Re: general blur thread

Postby Moritz » 16 Sep 2017, 22:18

I noticed that Graham changed his guitars for single songs over the years. Like Oily Water (Les Paul around 96, Gibson SG around 97) or Parklife (yellow Telecaster around 1994, black Telecaster around 2015). But he use guitars like the Gibson ES-355 for This Is A Low since over 20 years. Is it connected with the tuning or a special sound of another guitar? Does anybody know something? Other musicians do this, too. Like Noel Gallagher, who used his Epiphone Casino in the mid 90s for nearly every song, but changed later.
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Re: general blur thread

Postby Forever Low Man » 17 Sep 2017, 05:49

wow you have a good eye

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Re: general blur thread

Postby Brogues » 17 Sep 2017, 14:02

Yeh, his choice of guitar is about tone I'd say. Generally, the tele was used for the majority of Parklife, Great Escape, Blur and 13 songs that demanded the cutting edge of the single coil pickups or the meaty sounding middle position that the 52 tele reissue offered. Graham rarely used the neck pickup alone on the tele up to 13. The gibsons offered much thicker rockier sounds. The 335 was used to get a Beatlesesque (I want you (she's so heavy)) tone when ha Graham has been a long admirer of. Hence it's use on more laid back tunes This is a Low and No Distance Left to Run. For my money, his mid 90s live guitar tone with the tele 52 reissue and the marshalls is the best guitar sound I've ever heard, there I said it!
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Re: general blur thread

Postby Brogues » 17 Sep 2017, 14:30

Oh, and with regards to why has he changed guitars over the years; he has stated that the 52 reissue neck was quite difficult to play and that newer tiles have nicer necks which makes playing so much easier. As with any guitarist, you always get bored of a guitar, change it, then come back to it later. I'm guessing this is why the les Paul still gets used but less so than before.
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Re: general blur thread

Postby davidsutter » 17 Sep 2017, 14:39

yeah, he does that

a strat was used for the vibrato parts on the magic whip but live he used a jazzmaster because he liked the tone better

one guitar i'd like to hear about is the sunburst musicmaster with the second pickup added

he used that in some late 90s music videos but i've never seen it live
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