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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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