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by northernmonkey
26 Mar 2020, 13:36
Forum: Blur
Topic: Beetlebum: reaction at the time
Replies: 67
Views: 5728

Re: Beetlebum: reaction at the time

I think Coldplay have totally sold out, they started pretty interesting on the first 2 albums, but they have lost that magic to become world popular. I do listen to their albums when released, but the last one in particular is a snore fest and doesn't sound like a band, just sounds like anybody coul...
by northernmonkey
24 Mar 2020, 20:37
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur - The Magic Whip
Replies: 3722
Views: 678461

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

Been watching Blur perform TMW at La Musicale and at Mode while I have been working from home (I can multitask :D ) and I still think they have that chemistry, they just slip so easily back into the band. It’s such a shame they don’t try more often as a band. I am very much back into TMW, still not ...
by northernmonkey
24 Mar 2020, 15:43
Forum: Blur
Topic: Beetlebum: reaction at the time
Replies: 67
Views: 5728

Re: Beetlebum: reaction at the time

And yet they were interviewed for the Blurb around the time and said the exact opposite, it was very much a thing :?
by northernmonkey
24 Mar 2020, 15:02
Forum: Blur
Topic: Beetlebum: reaction at the time
Replies: 67
Views: 5728

Re: Beetlebum: reaction at the time

The crushing feeling of getting tickets and then being cancelled last minute still haunts me to the day. I was very excited they were back and for a punk record too.
by northernmonkey
24 Mar 2020, 12:13
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 59
Views: 14498

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Are we getting a new song this Thursday, seems to be a last Thursday in the month thing up to now. Certainly help lift a little if what is happening in our world at the moment.
by northernmonkey
02 Mar 2020, 17:07
Forum: Blur
Topic: Damon's vocals: a revelation
Replies: 10
Views: 4622

Re: Damon's vocals: a revelation

Like most things I think it just boils down to personal preferences. Good Song, Out of Time, Ambulance, Sweet Song, Battery in your leg, OTWTTC all very strong songs lyrically for me, but others will disagree and prefer different songs. I guess it just goes to show the range in the lyrics over the ...
by northernmonkey
28 Feb 2020, 07:02
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 59
Views: 14498

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

This is a great song, another great choice to collaborate with, maybe shouldn’t work but actually does really well. I never thought I’d be into a song that Damon goes from French to English but just sounds natural. I have to say the production quality on both songs hasn’t been this level since maybe...
by northernmonkey
27 Feb 2020, 17:11
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 59
Views: 14498

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Much better than I thought it would be based on the snippet, I can see this growing on me by the listen. The preview of the next song sounds interesting, like the fact they are back to real instruments compared to the majority of Humanz. Certainly a high quality for the first two songs, if I listene...
by northernmonkey
27 Feb 2020, 14:56
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 59
Views: 14498

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

The snippet preview for the 16:00 release today does sound promising. But surely releasing songs this way with a video, these songs are all going to need to be catchy enough to be singles, especially with the anticipation between releases and the promotion involved for each. I don't have a problem w...
by northernmonkey
25 Feb 2020, 19:15
Forum: Blur
Topic: Does anyone know who compiled Blur: The Best Of?
Replies: 11
Views: 3925

Re: Does anyone know who compiled Blur: The Best Of?

Funnily enough I was reading through one of the fan club Blurbs on the weekend covering the Greatest Hits and interviews with the band on the selection, and I think the band couldn’t seem to agree on the track listing so yes it was put out to the fans and the record company. I remember it coming out...
by northernmonkey
23 Feb 2020, 19:23
Forum: Blur
Topic: Beetlebum: reaction at the time
Replies: 67
Views: 5728

Re: Beetlebum: reaction at the time

It was a short time between Charmless Man and Beetlebum but it did feel like forever in the sense it was Oasis this and Oasis that. TGE isn’t a bad album at all but if you are going to have a chart battle between 2 bands you can’t moan too much if it doesn’t go your way. The fact that Blur had compl...
by northernmonkey
21 Feb 2020, 17:04
Forum: Blur
Topic: Beetlebum: reaction at the time
Replies: 67
Views: 5728

Re: Beetlebum: reaction at the time

I don't think there was a backlash either, I think the band and the more commited fans were ready for something else at this point, although my first listen to Beetlebum on the radio was a bit of a shock moment. Took a few listens for this to grow on me, but I remember watching the video for this on...
by northernmonkey
03 Feb 2020, 16:53
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 59
Views: 14498

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Certainly promosing start with the collaborators being used. Can't say I really know much of Tame Impala's music, but I have obviously heard of them and like the guests on Momentary Bliss are different to what we usually expect for Gorillaz. Do people expect these songs to drop weekly?
by northernmonkey
31 Jan 2020, 17:57
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 59
Views: 14498

Re: New track from Gorillaz to premiere on BBC Radio 1 this Thursday

Maybe with this approach to making and putting out music, he will take this approach with Blur. I think part of the problem with Gorillaz or Blur is as soon as you put a record out it means touring it for the next 1-2yrs. I guess the pressure isn't there and its a lot more fun, as obvious when watch...
by northernmonkey
30 Jan 2020, 23:57
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 59
Views: 14498

Re: New track from Gorillaz to premiere on BBC Radio 1 this Thursday

I really like it, very different but up beat and full of energy. I can’t believe I am hearing the Slaves on a Gorillaz song, Damon has done well on the collaborating front with this. It amazes me how he can jump from Blur to the last 2 very different sounding Gorillaz albums then onto TGTBATQ and be...