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Re: Honest question

Posted: 17 Apr 2015, 09:24
by Rubi
Foggy wrote:What about now? :)
Yeah, but that's a very small bit though.

Re: Honest question

Posted: 17 Apr 2015, 09:28
by Foggy
101reykjavik wrote:
Ha ha. Well, Cross Channel Love morphed into The Universal so not all were left off of course. I always have 'it really, really, really could happen...' go around my head when the chorus comes in. :)
I have "Did you know a British Gas service plan starts out at just nine pounds per month? Stay warm this winter." ;)

Rubi, I know. I think it was more a germ of an idea that evolved into something else rather than having most of the job done.

Re: Honest question

Posted: 17 Apr 2015, 15:29
by elasticaman
i think thats what makes "3" / crazy beat demo and Cross Channel Love/ The Universal Demo so interesting, they are clearly the seeds of those songs, but they way they changed from the original idea to the final recording is the most interesting thing in the box i think

Re: Honest question

Posted: 17 Apr 2015, 16:07
by 101reykjavik
I agree. It's really interesting to hear the genesis of a song in this way - more interesting than a near identical demo. Whilst some of the other demos are pretty much the same, this shows Damon's 'working', like sums in the margin before the final solution. The verses of Cross Channel Love are wonderful by the way. Shame they didn't remain in some form somewhere, even if it wasn't in The Universal.

Re: Honest question

Posted: 17 Apr 2015, 17:50
by Foggy
The Beetlebum demo is an interesting one. Somewhere along the way that tune became something a a bit special, and though a fair chunk of the song we know is in that demo if that's all I'd ever heard I'd definitely have missed its potential.

The rarities are a very mixed bag. It's great that they've been made available and fans had an opportunity to buy, but I'd be surprised if there are too many people out there eager to listen to those Rednecks demos again and again.

Re: Honest question

Posted: 17 Apr 2015, 18:23
by My Name Is Mud
The 2 takes of Rednecks are hilarious all the same.

Re: Honest question

Posted: 17 Apr 2015, 19:46
by 101reykjavik
They make me giggle at least.

Re: Honest question

Posted: 23 Feb 2019, 05:11
by alvarojam
I really dont know how you said that Cross Channel Love sounds just a bit like The Universal.

The whole chords progression in the chorus is the same that The Universal.

Beautiful song, btw.

Re: Honest question

Posted: 24 Feb 2019, 19:03
by anothermario
Did Pleasant Education make it onto any release? I've always loved that demo

Re: Honest question

Posted: 30 Apr 2019, 03:13
by dparrott
I love the alt version of High Cool with the "ahhh ahhh" in the chorus. I always sing that now whether it's there or not.

I made an EP of my favorite 21 rarities, just a few songs.

Re: Honest question

Posted: 02 May 2019, 13:12
by northernmonkey
My Name Is Mud wrote:
17 Apr 2015, 07:29
I always thought he lack of rarities and b sides from the Blur album onwards was due to the fact that they hadn't recorded quite as much material. Still, putting the Blur, 13, Best Of and Think Tank rarities onto one disc is a bit mad. But I'm not complaining. Still a great boxset. The only major qualm I have is the Showtime DVD. The quality doesn't seem to be any sort of improvement on the VHS weirdly. Great and all as it is to have it on DVD!
Yeah, the Showtime DVD is a dissapointment, I haven't watched it since buying in 2012, the Wembley 1999 concert on the other hand looks great, just a shame it isn't complete, but a great watch.