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Modern Life Is Rubbish liner notes
 
1. FOR TOMORROW
Damon: Vocal, Solina organ, sleigh bells
Graham: Electric guitars, acoustic guitars, backing vocal
Alex: Bass guitar
Dave: Drums, timpani

THE DUKE STRING QUARTET
Louise Fuller: Violin
Rick Koster: Violin
John Metcalfe: Viola
Ivan McCready: Cello
with Helen Kumminga: Viola


2. ADVERT
Damon: Vocal, Casio SK1, shopping tannoy
Graham: Electric guitars, acoustic guitars, backing vocal, tambourine
Alex: Bass guitar
Dave: Drums
Stephen: Drumbox, handclaps

3. COLIN ZEAL
Damon: Vocals, Butlins tannoy vocal
Graham: Electric guitars, acoustic guitars, backing vocal, tambourine
Alex: Bass guitar, handclaps
Dave: Drums, handclaps
Stephen: S1000

4. PRESSURE ON JULIAN
Damon: Vocal
Graham: Electric guitars, Black & Decker, backing vocal
Alex: Bass guitar
Dave: Drums


5. STARSHAPED
Damon: Vocal
Graham: Electric guitars, acoustic guitars, backing vocal, anti cat and dog Moog tone
Alex: Bass guitar
Dave: Drums
Stephen: Typewriter bell
Kate St. John: Oboe, cor anglais, soprano saxophone

6. BLUE JEANS
Damon: Vocal, melodica, piano
Graham: Electric guitars, acoustic guitars, volume guitar, backing vocal
Alex: Bass guitar
Dave: Loop drums

7. CHEMICAL WORLD
Damon: Vocal
Graham: Electric guitars, acoustic guitars, backing vocal
Alex: Bass guitar
Dave: Drums

INTERMISSION
Damon: Piano
Graham: Electric guitars
Alex: Bass guitar
Dave: Drums

8. SUNDAY SUNDAY
Damon: Vocal, bingo organ
Graham: Electric guitars, acoustic guitars, slide guitar, backing vocal
Alex: Bass guitar
Dave: Salvation drums

THE KICK HORNS
Tim Sanders: Tenor saxophone
Roddy Lorimer: Trumpet
Neil Sidwell: Trombone
Simon Clarke: Baritone and alto saxophone
Paul Spong: Cornet


9. OILY WATER
Damon: Shopping precinct tannoy vocal
Graham: Electric guitars, backing vocal
Alex: Bass guitar
Dave: Drums

10. MISS AMERICA
Damon: Vocal
Graham: Electric guitars, acoustic guitars, backing vocal, background noise, percussion
Alex: Bass guitar
Dave: The Plough, Bloomsbury

11. VILLA ROSIE
Damon: Vocal, Avon lady keyboard
Graham: Electric guitars, acoustic guitars, backing vocal
Alex: Bass guitar, distorted bass guitar
Dave: Dums
Jason: Small stone operation

12. COPING
Damon: Vocal, Jupiter 8 synthesiser, Moog
Graham: Electric guitars, acoustic guitars, backing vocal, tambourine
Alex: Bass guitar
Dave: Loop drums

13. TURN IT UP
Damon: Vocal
Graham: Electric guitars, acoustic guitars, backing vocal, tambourine, triangle
Alex: Bass guitar
Dave: Drums
Stephen: Handclaps

14. RESIGNED
Damon: Vocal, melodica
Graham: Electric guitars, slide guitar
Alex: Bass guitar
Dave: Drums

COMMERCIAL BREAK
Damon: Piano
Graham: Electric guitars
Alex: Bass guitar
Dave: Drums

 
Words: Albarn.

Music: Albarn, Coxon, James, Rowntree.

Produced by Stephen Street except "Sunday Sunday" and "Villa Rosie" produced by Steve Lovell and mixed by Simon Weinstock. "Oily Water" produced by Blur & John Smith and mixed by Stephen Street. "Miss America", "Resigned", "Intermission" and "Commercial Break" produced by Blur & John Smith.

All tracks engineered by John Smith.

"Mallard" painted by Paul Gribble. Blur painted by Paul Stephen.

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