Hah. Was it pretty priding to see them become so big with Parklife and have the Britpop wars with Oasis? I mean they were one of the last absolutely massive bands in the UK.Mallard No. 22 wrote:Some interesting points by Coopa, Pavlich. lumaka and stephen.
In joining this forum, it surprised me that there wasn't a bigger membership who were "there at the time", i.e. in their youth during the 90s chart success of Blur.Pavlich wrote:Blur were a fantastic group with lots of popular singles that made them a household name, and are now confined to that era of popularity. Kids growing up and going through all the albums and videos and everything means they're exploring another time.
By contrast there is a younger generation of fan, perhaps vaguely acquainted with Blur songs in childhood, actively seeking them out in adulthood.
Though I am pleased about this - it gives the 'Blur family' a lasting longevity. I remember thinking that 'Leisure' was a good album for indie fans, and Blur might be able to sustain a few years for those fans
Then the 'Popscene' single came out and faded away quickly - I thought, "that's it, we probably won't hear much more from Blur...."
But somehow, they rode it out, and they continue to do so....
I heard songs like Tender as a kid in car trips and Girls & Boys, Song 2, Parklife were here and there but I always loved the melancholy of Damon and a lot of the music my parents liked fed into and from that too. Some of my favourite bands were from my parents' final forays into trendy music.