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Re: B-Roads

Posted: 31 Aug 2015, 17:08
by rob_graves
There's very little Mile End video out there. Lots of backstage moments though. And the audio is all over youtube, b-sides, etc.

Re: B-Roads

Posted: 02 Sep 2015, 07:24
by mr_spenalzo
A nice little box similar to the recent R.E.M. one would be cool.

Re: B-Roads

Posted: 03 Aug 2016, 21:58
by rob_graves
Mile End/B Roads DVD/Blu Ray would be nice right about now!

Re: B-Roads

Posted: 22 Aug 2016, 07:07
by elasticaman
mile end footage looks pretty shit really
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9evc4qpNxdo - includes clips of stereotypes and parklife
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd68oYmvsQA - includes clip of girls and boys

the footage from cork 95 looks better but really the setlist is just too similar to ally pally anyway

for me i'd say that the manchester Gmex show (edited to make the stereotypes video) would be a better live document of the great escape really

i wonder if their wembley 1995 show was recorded also

Re: B-Roads

Posted: 22 Aug 2016, 16:58
by Mark72
I was at the '95 Wembley gig. Can't remember any cameras there as I was near at the side block near the front looking down at the band....I could be wrong though.

B roads, the infamous 'lost' documentary.

Posted: 29 Aug 2016, 14:37
by TracyJosh
Does anyone on here have a copy of B roads?

Re: B roads, the infamous 'lost' documentary.

Posted: 29 Aug 2016, 15:17
by bugman
it doesn't exist

Re: B roads, the infamous 'lost' documentary.

Posted: 29 Aug 2016, 15:23
by TracyJosh
It must exist in some capacity. I can't imagine a group of witches at emu got together and burnt all known material from it as means of making sure no one ever set eyes on it.

Re: B roads, the infamous 'lost' documentary.

Posted: 29 Aug 2016, 16:54
by rob_graves
TracyJosh wrote:It must exist in some capacity. I can't imagine a group of witches at emu got together and burnt all known material from it as means of making sure no one ever set eyes on it.
There are unfinished copies of the documentary out there. People on this board have seen it. Reports are conflicting as to how worthwhile it is. What is known is that whenever the topic is brought up people tend to get really touchy.

Re: B roads, the infamous 'lost' documentary.

Posted: 29 Aug 2016, 19:28
by Forever Low Man
it's probably not even that good. i remember magpie saying the hype wasn't completely justified, or something like that.

Why is B-roads such a touchy subject on here?

Posted: 29 Aug 2016, 23:19
by TracyJosh
Following my enquiry yesterday about the list documentary, most responses had a very ominous verging on disgruntled tone to them.. Why is this the case? As a blur fan, the thought of almost documentary from the transitional period of The great escape is incredibly fascinating to me.

Re: B-Roads

Posted: 30 Aug 2016, 10:22
by beatfloh
Parts of it had surfaced on the official board in 2008 or 9. Someone tried to make it available and got stopped by EMI and. Threads about it got deleted and person was told not to post about it anymore. Person gave it to some people, owner of the tape wanted tape back. I don't know how person got it from him, but only about a handful of copies existed making it very easy to track if back when leaked. People who have it got were accused being the inner circle and don't want to share it. So no one wants to talk about it anymore because it only causes trouble

Re: B-Roads

Posted: 30 Aug 2016, 16:07
by Danilo
People who watched the video died seven days later. That's what I heard out there ...
:twisted:

Re: B-Roads

Posted: 30 Aug 2016, 22:42
by TracyJosh
Hahaha the way people are losing their sh*t over it when it's merely mentioned, I wouldn't be surprised.

Having read through the whole thread related to B-roads, I am 10 times more eager to see it. It is an era that blur try to wipe from their cv.. Looking back, it was a state of limbo from the hangover of parklife and all its anglocentric, characterisation songs to the lo-fi, introspective melancholy of blur and 13. It worked, then suddenly it didn't work, but I want to see the documentary of a band dealing with such a period of transition.

My guess is by the time the director had finished the movie, blur were more than finished with all the camaraderie that went with the theme of the great escape and thus wanted it extinguished quicker than you can say 'stereotypes'.


But still... I want to see it before I die, I must.

Re: B-Roads

Posted: 31 Aug 2016, 00:11
by tom_cas1
I never understood why it was such a hush hush topic on the old forum and every topic created was instantly shut down. I get it, not to be released, but people are still allowed to talk about it and speculate about what the documentary contains.