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Re: unpopular blur opinions

Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 06:35
by davidsutter
i think it works

the melody is still good, the vocals go higher, it's got more cymbals and background vocals

beetlebum has a really good build to it, at least i think so..

Re: unpopular blur opinions

Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 07:37
by Pavlich
We're getting desperate here... Beetlebum is bad songwriting... jesus...

Re: unpopular blur opinions

Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 08:26
by damon008
Pavlich wrote:We're getting desperate here... Beetlebum is bad songwriting... jesus...
hwo can you possibly say that. its has probably there best ever single for kick off not to mention ruddy genius lirics, guitar, pace pretty much everything

your comment is just bad :roll:

Re: unpopular blur opinions

Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 14:10
by TracyJosh
I think Pav is using sarcasm to highlight the sacrilege of us criticising Beetlebum haha..

Re: unpopular blur opinions

Posted: 28 Nov 2017, 18:17
by tom_cas1
Beetlebum is excellent, I never imagined anyone could have a bad word to say about it. Wow!

In terms of singles from the Blur album All Your Life would have made a good one, no doubt. Should have been on the album to begin with.

Re: unpopular blur opinions

Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 14:02
by Pavlich
damon008 wrote:
Pavlich wrote:We're getting desperate here... Beetlebum is bad songwriting... jesus...
hwo can you possibly say that. its has probably there best ever single for kick off not to mention ruddy genius lirics, guitar, pace pretty much everything

your comment is just bad :roll:
I was criticising it myself, yes.

It's a great piece of songwriting. It doesn't have a very obvious structure, especially for a pop song, but it works that reward centre with each chorus – very uplifting and euphoric and affirming – and then there's the bridge. It's fantastic songwriting. It is a piece of perfect craft. The actual sounds, the lyrics, the theme, the feel, the riffs are all pretty good to great too. Don't get how people could come in and slag it off. I was just saying once you start saying Beetlebum isn't a good song, well this thread is running out of material. It's a bit like saying Girls & Boys or Parklife were bad choices for singles.

Re: unpopular blur opinions

Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 15:12
by stephen
blur aren't/weren't very good.

/End thread.

Re: unpopular blur opinions

Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 15:23
by tom_cas1
stephen wrote:blur aren't/weren't very good.

/End thread.
Banned. :P

Re: unpopular blur opinions

Posted: 30 Nov 2017, 02:07
by KingLouieLouie76
stephen wrote:I like the Cowboy / All we want song(s) but they just don't sound like singles to me.

I believe here in the States around that time it would have been a hit single opposed to being regulated to essentially was a B-Rated Cult Classic movie soundtrack.

In 1998 electronic music was gaining popularity and "Cowboy Song" fit that mold w/acts such as Fatboy Slim, Money Mark, the direction of even the Beastie Boys, Beck, etc... Just hitting more of the popular mainstream ones though......

I wonder what would have happened if "Trailerpark" made the "South Park" soundtrack... That would have really elevated Blur even further than "Song 2" did here in the States as well.....

Re: unpopular blur opinions

Posted: 01 Dec 2017, 07:29
by Mallard No. 22
TracyJosh wrote:Beetlebum.....Would definitely put it in top 5 singles. Despite first hearing it upon its release in 1997, I can still enjoy listening to it, but I have always been surprised at it's chart success.


Blur were at a peak of popularity at the time. It was shrewd to release the plodding, deeper 'Beetlebum' as the first single.

If the more obviously commercial 'Song 2' had been released first, it would have been greater than the band in popularity terms, and subsequent singles would have trailed in its wake.
KingLouieLouie76 wrote:In 1998 electronic music was gaining popularity and "Cowboy Song" fit that mould w/acts such as Fatboy Slim, Money Mark, the direction of even the Beastie Boys, Beck, etc... Just hitting more of the popular mainstream ones though......
Yes, good point.

Re: unpopular blur opinions

Posted: 03 Dec 2017, 14:29
by Sledge Hammer
Ghost Ship is a load of old pants, sub standard B side imo, lazy and dull...how on earth does it have the most plays out of the songs on The Magic Whip!?!

Re: unpopular blur opinions

Posted: 03 Dec 2017, 16:30
by Forever Low Man
Sledge Hammer wrote:Ghost Ship is a load of old pants, sub standard B side imo, lazy and dull...how on earth does it have the most plays out of the songs on The Magic Whip!?!
because some people happen to quite enjoy the sort of beachy vibe it has

Re: unpopular blur opinions

Posted: 03 Dec 2017, 20:09
by aldamasta
It soundtracked some of my favorite summer days in 2015 for me. Swimming in lakes with my mates before we started parting ways for school n what not, chasing booze n chasing girls, with the cool vibes of Ghost Ship in the background made for some lovely memories.

Re: unpopular blur opinions

Posted: 03 Dec 2017, 20:10
by Sledge Hammer
aldamasta wrote:It soundtracked some of my favorite summer days in 2015 for me. Swimming in lakes with my mates before we started parting ways for school n what not, chasing booze n chasing girls, with the cool vibes of Ghost Ship in the background made for some lovely memories.
Nice :)

Re: unpopular blur opinions

Posted: 03 Dec 2017, 23:09
by tom_cas1
Anyone blessed with the gift of hearing will know that Ghost Ship is an excellent song which should never be mentioned in this thread.