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How did they do that?

Story by David Cavanagh and Stuart Maconie

Typed up for Veikko's Blur Page by Marit Rønning
and Richard Jolliffe.

 

Select, July 1995

All the quotes that follow are from lenghty interviews conducted in May 1995 with Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree, Stephen Street, Dave Balfe and Andy Ross. The songs appear in the order they were recorded, not in the order they were released. For example, a typical Blur song from late 1991 or early 1992 might sit in the vaults for two years before a home is found for it on the b-side of a 12-inch single or CD. Thanks to Mike Smith and John Smith for chronological guidance.

David Cavanagh and Stuart Maconie are the two writers who've been closest to Blur in their six year history. Cavanagh insisted that Select put the band on the cover in 1991 when most around him shared the "Balfe view" - and he was right. Maconie's abiding Blur memory is of sharing a taxi around Tokyo with them, with Dave Rowntree asleep on top of him and Damon shouting at passers-by through a megaphone. Maconie is now half of Radio One's Collins & Maconie. Both he and Cavanagh now write mainly for Q.

 

Seymour songs

Leisure era


01. She's So High

02. I Know

03. Sing

04. Berserk

05. I'm Fine

06. I'm All Over

07. Won't Do It

08. Explain

09. Down

10. Mr. Briggs

11. Day Upon Day

12. There's No Other Way

13. Come Together

14. Inertia

15. Luminous

16. Uncle Love

17. Fool

18. Birthday

19. Wear Me Down

20. Bang

21. Slow Down

22. Repetition

23. Bad Day

24. High Cool
Modern Life Is Rubbish era

25. Oily Water

26. Resigned

27. Bone Bag

28. Badgeman Brown

29. Beachcoma

30. Hanging Over

31. My Ark

32. Miss America

33. Garden Central

34. Peach

35. Into Another

36. Mace

37. Intermission

38. Commercial Break

39. Popscene

40. Maggie May

41. Never Clever

42. Sunday Sunday

43. Villa Rosie

44. Coping

45. Colin Zeal

46. Blue Jeans

47. Advert

48. Turn It Up

49. Pressure On Julian

50. Starshaped

51. Wassailing Song

52. For Tomorrow

53. When The Cows Come Home

54. Chemical World

55. Young And Lovely

56. Substitute

57. Oliver's Army

58. Es Schmecht

59 & 60. Daisy Bell & Let's All Go Down The Strand
 
Parklife era
61. Parklife


62. Jubilee

63. Badhead

64. Clover Over Dover

65. Girls And Boys

66. Bank Holiday

67. Theme From An Imaginary Film

68. Trouble In The Message Centre

69. Tracy Jacks

70. London Loves

71. Anniversary Waltz

72. Magpie

73. The Debt Collector

74. Lot 105

75. Peter Panic

76. People In Europe

77. To The End

78. Magic America

79. End Of A Century

80. This Is A Low

81. Far Out

82. Threadneedle Street

83. Supa Shoppa

84. Got Yer!

85. Beard

86. Rednecks

87. Alex's Song

88-96. Unreleased songs

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