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by TristramShandy
01 Aug 2019, 15:57
Forum: Blur
Topic: Two mixes of Maggie May?
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Re: Two mixes of Maggie May?

Talking of mix differences, I only recently noticed how different the orchestral parts were on To The End (album version) and its counterpart with Françoise Hardy singing. Not only the ending of the song: the orchestration on the latter is muuuuuch richer, a whole orchestra playing, whereas the form...
by TristramShandy
18 May 2019, 20:16
Forum: Blur
Topic: Happiness in Magazines turns 15
Replies: 12
Views: 1855

Re: Happiness in Magazines turns 15

I've always liked Graham's solo work, and I find it very difficult to "rank" his albums. I reckon each of them has its own particularities. Maybe you could group the first four (and still, they're quite different from each other), then you could say Happiness and Love Travels form a pair, then The S...
by TristramShandy
16 May 2019, 18:07
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur and David Bowie
Replies: 30
Views: 6562

Re: Blur and David Bowie

Bowie has always fascinated me in his way of twisting the harmonic progressions in veeeery weird way, e.g. on Rock 'N' Roll Suicide : the song starts as a basic 4-chord sequence in C, nothing too far-fetched, but then there's this build-up where you don't really understand what's going on, and event...
by TristramShandy
01 May 2019, 14:51
Forum: Blur
Topic: Parklife 25 - Absolute Radio Audio Documentary
Replies: 12
Views: 1864

Re: Parklife 25 - Absolute Radio Audio Documentary

Grrr. One of the answers is wrong. Or the question is poorly worded. They've actually headlined Glastonbury 3 times, but they've only counted the 2 Main Stage ones. This reminds me of the quiz that was once on the official website (to win the 21 boxset or something), with this question: " Song 2 fe...
by TristramShandy
09 Mar 2019, 10:20
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur Live albums
Replies: 8
Views: 1865

Re: Blur Live albums

I agree that both All The People and Parklive have an apalling sound quality. If my memory serves me well, on the footage of Parklive you can see Alex changing his bass in the middle of one of the first songs (broken string?), and the sound is so muddy it's not even noticeable that the bass has gone...
by TristramShandy
13 Feb 2019, 07:18
Forum: Blur
Topic: Advert
Replies: 1
Views: 744

Advert

Does anyone have an idea what Damon mumbles in the middle of Advert? Between 2'51" and 2'59"... I'm trying hard but cannot clearly understand (and there's a delay on his voice which doesn't help).
Thanks!
by TristramShandy
02 Feb 2019, 17:23
Forum: Blur
Topic: Symbols on the Cover Art of Colours
Replies: 13
Views: 2260

Re: Symbols on the Cover Art of Colours

I think 'Chicken & Fries' is probably what became 'Don't be'. Given the song starts with Damon repeatedly saying "chicken and, chicken and, chicken and friieess". Well spotted! It makes perfect sense. I just don't know how I remembered this unissued track title, it was something I must have read so...
by TristramShandy
29 Jan 2019, 20:37
Forum: Blur
Topic: Symbols on the Cover Art of Colours
Replies: 13
Views: 2260

Re: Symbols on the Cover Art of Colours

Yeah, I've been trying to do that some time ago, but without much success... (1) is obviously Ambulance . :P (6) should be Caravan ... For (5), if I remember well, there was an unissued track named Chicken & Fries , could be that... I thought there was one with an obvious character falling into a ho...
by TristramShandy
18 Nov 2018, 18:05
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: The Beatles Thread
Replies: 2738
Views: 465557

Re: The Beatles Thread

Has anyone of you ever cut/pasted Her Majesty into its normal/original place in the medley? It was supposed to be after Mean Mr. Mustard (hence the opening chord of Her Majesty , which is in fact the ending of Mustard ) and before Polythene Pam (hence the brutal stop at the end of Her Majesty which ...
by TristramShandy
24 Oct 2018, 05:23
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: New single "Merrie Land"
Replies: 56
Views: 13526

Re: TGTBTQ: New single "Merrie Land"

Neal Zeal wrote:What's the time signature? Sounds a little like a waltz but not quite...
It's indeed 3/4, though the rhythmic patterns of the different instruments make it not so obvious.
by TristramShandy
22 Oct 2018, 20:56
Forum: Blur
Topic: Interview with Dave -2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1857

Re: Interview with Dave -2015

It writes with a K, apparently: "Damian LeGassick". I had already read somewhere else about this guy's involvement in the production/engineering of 13 (though I remember quite well his name was mispelled in another way, as "Damien Le Gassic" --> I was immediately misled to think he was a Frenchman. ...
by TristramShandy
22 Oct 2018, 20:30
Forum: Blur
Topic: Terrapin
Replies: 3
Views: 1482

Re: Terrapin

Worth noting that Terrapin was recorded with an acoustic guitar and a Telecaster unplugged but with a mic on it. A very bizarre recording technique, but one that was also used for "You're so great" on Blur. I didn't know that was used on You're So Great , but incidentally, a few weeks ago I listene...
by TristramShandy
05 Oct 2018, 17:07
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Song/Band Game
Replies: 3176
Views: 404244

Re: Song/Band Game

The Kinks - Arthur
by TristramShandy
05 Oct 2018, 17:06
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Syd Barrett
Replies: 6
Views: 1594

Re: Syd Barrett

Did they ever mentioned any closer songs or an album? I think, though not sure, that one of the B-sides of Leisure (was that Berserk ? an instrumental one in any case...) was described by Graham as a kind of mash-up of Barretty guitar tricks. As for Barrett's albums, there are just two of them: The...
by TristramShandy
05 Oct 2018, 16:57
Forum: Blur
Topic: Terrapin
Replies: 3
Views: 1482

Re: Terrapin

I've read that before somewhere.
I've known both songs for quite a long time, and the comparison never sprung to my mind. Now listening again, I can see how one can hear similarities. I still think the two songs have somewhat different atmospheres though.