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by TracyJosh
17 Jan 2020, 10:13
Forum: Blur
Topic: Graham talking about modern life is rubbish
Replies: 13
Views: 481

Re: Graham talking about modern life is rubbish

I know i've said this numerous times but the jump from modern life is rubbish to parklife just blows my tiny little mind. And to think it was recorded pretty much back to back, I would love some inside knowledge to how that process happened. Yeah it does seem like a fair jump. One thing that may pa...
by TracyJosh
16 Jan 2020, 10:42
Forum: Blur
Topic: Most Oasis sounding Blur song?
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: Most Oasis sounding Blur song?

Always thought the guitar part to 'She's so high' was a bit like a slowed down version of something Noel would play. Tender is similar to some stuff on the last Oasis album 'Dig out your soul'. Talking purely in terms of style here, not comparing quality of songwriting or anything. Chorus in Bugman ...
by TracyJosh
28 Dec 2019, 11:17
Forum: Blur
Topic: new Gorillaz film - Reject False Icons
Replies: 45
Views: 4088

Re: new Gorillaz film - Reject False Icons

... Sounds as though it serves as a cool insight for fans of Gorillaz/Damon, but isn't exactly a captivating music documentary beyond that. I'm looking forward to seeing it!
by TracyJosh
16 Dec 2019, 11:10
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Great Escape
Replies: 36
Views: 6345

Re: The Great Escape

.... M.O.R, The shit Blur singles collection: M.O.R Stereotypes Bang Crazy Beat Ong Ong Lonesome Street Chemical World :P Woah woah woah hold up. Most of those I agree with, but Chemical World??? Ikr lol But as Graham said about CW, you know you're in trouble when Beavis and Butthead attack your vi...
by TracyJosh
14 Dec 2019, 12:40
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur - The Magic Whip
Replies: 3721
Views: 642094

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

Listened to TMW the other evening for the first time in a good while... I like every track on a surface level but I feel it lacks the emotional and creative depth of other Blur albums. This may be purely circumstantial due to the way in which it came to be, but I feel the songs lack a bit of deliber...
by TracyJosh
07 Dec 2019, 14:11
Forum: Blur
Topic: alex james in trouble!
Replies: 42
Views: 2272

Re: alex james in trouble!

Other than playing in a pop/rock band, Alex has the background, interests and characteristics of someone who would harbor center-right political views. He doesn't really strike me as someone who's much of a creative out-with the context of being the bass player in Blur. He's a careerist media person...
by TracyJosh
04 Dec 2019, 11:51
Forum: Blur
Topic: Graham on new blur stuff...
Replies: 18
Views: 1869

Re: Graham on new blur stuff...

Great read. Graham is such a lovely chap. It's funny how for latter day Blur he is the one who carries the flag most. Back in the mid to late 90s, when it all kicked off, he seemed to portray a bit of ambivalence towards the band being big superstars, before eventually leaving after a few years of r...
by TracyJosh
29 Nov 2019, 11:41
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Great Escape
Replies: 36
Views: 6345

Re: The Great Escape

For me it's a snapshot of the time. Wouldn't change a thing, except maybe make the guitars a bit more loose. It sounds too controlled. But that's my opinion now, not 1995. Personally, I prefer the Budokan gig from 95 when listening to TGE era. It seems much more raw and darker. I still can't believ...
by TracyJosh
23 Nov 2019, 13:11
Forum: Blur
Topic: Graham on new blur stuff...
Replies: 18
Views: 1869

Re: Graham on new blur stuff...

...Surely there must be something in the pipeline. Considering how much TMW was concealed, this is quite the hint. Maybe some dates and possibly another Glastonbury headline!? An album is a push, but a run of dates is surely plausible. Mind you, anything planned for next year would need to be announ...
by TracyJosh
31 Oct 2019, 14:17
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Great Escape
Replies: 36
Views: 6345

Re: The Great Escape

....There's a good guitar part in every single blur song, doesn't get pass marks just for that :lol:
by TracyJosh
29 Oct 2019, 12:23
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Great Escape
Replies: 36
Views: 6345

Re: The Great Escape

MOR just never really clicked with me for some reason. Just feel like it didn't really in any way expand on the idea that it borrowed from Bowie. 'Fantastic Voyage' and 'Boys keep swinging' are infinitely better songs and I know the idea wasn't to make it a one-up on the originals, but MOR really ju...
by TracyJosh
25 Oct 2019, 09:14
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Great Escape
Replies: 36
Views: 6345

Re: The Great Escape

Aw I actually love Bang.. but it just failed so miserably at being a single.

Always just found Chemical World drags a bit and the chorus is a bit meh. I can see why it's actually a favorite among Blur fans though, just doesn't do it for me I'm afraid.
by TracyJosh
22 Oct 2019, 15:35
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Great Escape
Replies: 36
Views: 6345

Re: The Great Escape

.... M.O.R, The shit Blur singles collection:

M.O.R
Stereotypes
Bang
Crazy Beat
Ong Ong
Lonesome Street
Chemical World

:P
by TracyJosh
22 Oct 2019, 15:26
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Great Escape
Replies: 36
Views: 6345

Re: The Great Escape

Well, it has all the ingredients of a Blur Britpop era single, but it's almost too try-hard, forced even. It just misses the target for a genuinely great pop song. Misses a certain spark, which can be said for Charmless Man too. Still, I love the groove of it and it's a very well arranged song. Just...
by TracyJosh
21 Oct 2019, 08:54
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Great Escape
Replies: 36
Views: 6345

Re: The Great Escape

I think they sold a litle bit of soul when they made the album, they gave everyone what they wanted I think they did for 3 of the 4 singles. Stereotypes, Charmless Man and Country House are all a bit generic. Although I love Stereotypes. But aside from that, the rest of the album is definitely a pr...