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by TristramShandy
25 Aug 2020, 21:57
Forum: Blur
Topic: Don't bomb when you are the bomb
Replies: 27
Views: 1704

Re: Don't bomb when you are the bomb

Don't Bomb was intentionally released with no indication that it was actually by Blur, with this whole "white label" thing. I wouldn't call it a single. From what I recall, it nicely added some confusion to the questions of activity and musical direction of the band in that period, perhaps delibera...
by TristramShandy
25 Aug 2020, 21:45
Forum: Blur
Topic: Question about backing vocals on 'Tender' outro
Replies: 17
Views: 1788

Re: Question about backing vocals on 'Tender' outro

"Heal me" would definitely fit more to a gospel song.
by TristramShandy
20 Aug 2020, 15:38
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Anyone remember JJ72?
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: Anyone remember JJ72?

Weren't The Departure supporting Graham when I saw his gig in Hammersmith Palais in 2004 or 2005? My recollection of them was that of a quite showy band...
by TristramShandy
13 Jul 2020, 20:18
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?
Replies: 86
Views: 10502

Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

Hey, very interesting! I'll be trying that. Thanks!

I know it's also the DD-3 with a similar configuration he uses on On Your Own for the brrrrlllll thingy, but there he only triggers it with a dead note, so that could explain the different tone he gets.
by TristramShandy
13 Jul 2020, 17:27
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?
Replies: 86
Views: 10502

Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

In my opinion, Graham's part on Entertain Me is even more interesting than Alex's bassline. I never managed to figure out what effect he uses there (harmonizer???).
by TristramShandy
25 Jun 2020, 18:04
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?
Replies: 86
Views: 10502

Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

Rubi wrote:
25 Jun 2020, 16:33
And it's not just a matter of production.
Just imagine On Your Own or M.O.R. with a pristine, polished, push-up-the-spectrum production, wouldn't they fit on The Great Escape?

Conversely, strip down Globe Alone to something a bit more lo-fi, and you get Song 2/Chinese Bombs.
by TristramShandy
25 Jun 2020, 08:21
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?
Replies: 86
Views: 10502

Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

Rubi wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 10:56
No wonder the band would overhaul their sound with the self-titled afterwards.
And still all the seeds of the self-titled album are in The Great Escape...
by TristramShandy
25 May 2020, 14:33
Forum: Blur
Topic: live streaming of new blur sessions
Replies: 7
Views: 2044

Re: live streaming of new blur sessions

It was the beginning of Think Tank 's sessions indeed. But from what I recall it was already in Morocco, and everyone was wondering whether Graham was still onboard. There was this episode when someone on screen was possibly identified as Graham, but then it was said by Dave (?) that it was some sou...
by TristramShandy
04 May 2020, 15:27
Forum: Blur
Topic: Error in Tender
Replies: 12
Views: 4499

Re: Error in Tender

Yes, it happens pretty quickly and it's not very noticeable under the heavy guitar, but from what I can hear, it sounds like Alex messes up and hits an F# under the G chord, then he stops, then gets back on track at "in her lingerie".
by TristramShandy
01 May 2020, 19:43
Forum: Blur
Topic: RIP Tony Allen
Replies: 17
Views: 6456

Re: RIP Tony Allen

Very, very sad to hear the news. :cry: His drumming and musicality were just beyond words.
by TristramShandy
01 May 2020, 19:41
Forum: Blur
Topic: Error in Tender
Replies: 12
Views: 4499

Re: Error in Tender

Yep. It would have been easy to edit that out, I wonder why they didn't? Well, sometimes you just wonder why they did not correct such or such mistake... For example when Alex drops the bass in Stereotypes (first verse, under "accommodating", he stops playing). The Great Escape being so overly prod...
by TristramShandy
22 Apr 2020, 09:35
Forum: Blur
Topic: All We Want in 13.
Replies: 35
Views: 12441

Re: All We Want in 13.

jonathas wrote:
22 Apr 2020, 09:13
Question for nerdier Blur fans than me; how many Blur songs were recorded in the USA over the years?
Do you mean as in studio sessions, or radio shows etc.?
by TristramShandy
21 Apr 2020, 12:30
Forum: Blur
Topic: All We Want in 13.
Replies: 35
Views: 12441

Re: All We Want in 13.

stephen wrote:
20 Apr 2020, 08:20
Well I imagine, like all songs the idea was that it appeared on an album
No, I think some of the songs are thought of as B-sides. Wasn't it that I'm Just A Killer For Your Love was recorded during a B-side session, and eventually made its way to the album?
by TristramShandy
19 Apr 2020, 05:05
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: The Beatles Thread
Replies: 2761
Views: 668267

Re: The Beatles Thread

Tragic. Tragic. Tragic. Really. :( I've just got up, and first thing I went to see was his performance... It's even hard to call it a performance, I'm sad to say... :| His being thin did not particularly strike me, but really the rendition of the song was appalling. Well, I guess you're right, MsMag...
by TristramShandy
18 Apr 2020, 04:16
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Billie Eilish
Replies: 10
Views: 3722

Re: Billie Eilish

imo, her title-song for the upcoming Bond film is very weak... :(