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by northernmonkey
13 Sep 2019, 13:46
Forum: Blur
Topic: Favorite album for each individual member's input.
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Favorite album for each individual member's input.

Damon - I kind of agree about self titled on this and that his voice takes its natural form. This album see's a more personal style of writing from Damon and obviously I think this is the first signs of other things musically from Damon and the point he (and Blur) distanced themselves from their pee...
by northernmonkey
30 Aug 2019, 13:19
Forum: Blur
Topic: time for a blur career spanning best of...
Replies: 11
Views: 474

Re: time for a blur career spanning best of...

I think Midlife covered the diversity of Blur's career better than the Best Of did, by adding songs that were album tracks. It may have been a bit of an empty cash in considering no new music was released around the 2009 shows, but if I was to try and convince someone that Blur were more than just P...
by northernmonkey
05 Aug 2019, 10:50
Forum: Blur
Topic: New release: Live at the BBC
Replies: 50
Views: 8176

Re: New release: Live at the BBC

My t-shirt and vinyl arrived Saturday, haven't listened to the vinyl as I have the download too, but nice recordings of the 4 songs, especially 'Trouble in the Message Centre', a little quiet but good to hear the songs sound so fresh as obviously this was pre-parklife release. I was thinking the ban...
by northernmonkey
30 Jul 2019, 08:19
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread
Replies: 340
Views: 64754

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread

The slower stripped down version reminds me more of the songs early debut in 2004/2005?? Back then I think it looked like this may be developed into a Blur song as Tender was played by Damon at same charity gig and the so called EP was still being talked about I seem to remember. Never really liked ...
by northernmonkey
19 Jul 2019, 12:51
Forum: Blur
Topic: New release: Live at the BBC
Replies: 50
Views: 8176

Re: New release: Live at the BBC

Oooohhh nice t-shirts, may have to order one of these and the vinyl, although this purely is for my ever growing pile of merchandise as I haven't owned anything to play one on since the late 80's/early 90's.
by northernmonkey
21 Jun 2019, 16:34
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gig: BST Hyde Park, London, 20 Jun 2015
Replies: 420
Views: 101091

Re: Gig: BST Hyde Park, London, 20 Jun 2015

I was there with my wife and daughter 6 at the time. My daughter was on my shoulders the entire gig waving about a homemade Milky Carton (created by me) with Milky on one side and his female version on the other, bloody good effort it was, looking very close to the real one and had a number of other...
by northernmonkey
20 May 2019, 12:47
Forum: Blur
Topic: Happiness in Magazines turns 15
Replies: 12
Views: 1855

Re: Happiness in Magazines turns 15

Still love the album, it is my favourite out of all his albums. Great vocals, amazing guitar and just so damned catchy. I think at the time it also made me realise any future Blur may have, would not the same without Graham. It was more Blur than Think Tank. 😀
by northernmonkey
07 May 2019, 17:58
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 138144

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Yeah it is weird how a song can be tainted by air play, promotion etc Country House isn’t a song I go to often as it feels like it carries baggage from the whole Blur/Oasis thing but when you try and listen to it stripping its history and mental images of the music video, it is a very well crafted s...
by northernmonkey
02 May 2019, 13:12
Forum: Blur
Topic: Honest question
Replies: 25
Views: 5866

Re: Honest question

I always thought he lack of rarities and b sides from the Blur album onwards was due to the fact that they hadn't recorded quite as much material. Still, putting the Blur, 13, Best Of and Think Tank rarities onto one disc is a bit mad. But I'm not complaining. Still a great boxset. The only major q...
by northernmonkey
02 Apr 2019, 11:40
Forum: Blur
Topic: BLUR LIVE @ Africa Express: The Circus!
Replies: 42
Views: 7723

Re: BLUR LIVE @ Africa Express: The Circus!

Drunk I'd imagine, maybe a bit out of practice with being back in Blur and all that. Great to see he still classes Blur as an active band, after 2015 my hopes for new material has gone up a bit, but I suspect there may be a bit of a wait :(
by northernmonkey
01 Apr 2019, 07:20
Forum: Blur
Topic: BLUR LIVE @ Africa Express: The Circus!
Replies: 42
Views: 7723

Re: BLUR LIVE @ Africa Express: The Circus!

Great surprise, and as always when you least expect this. This is big news, would they re-unite for one small show knowing how it gets the fans/media in a frenzy with rumours? It would be nice to know they had recording time planned this year....😀
by northernmonkey
19 Mar 2019, 12:49
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 138144

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

I would be very greatful too if somebody could provide a link to these songs other than Youtube, I would buy these songs but didn't really want to fork out for the edition which included these (went for digital download and hardback edition with CD) as payed out already for the more expensive TNN ve...
by northernmonkey
12 Mar 2019, 12:43
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur Live albums
Replies: 8
Views: 1865

Re: Blur Live albums

Live at the Budokan quality is fantastic, so clear and every instrument comes out in the recording. I was furious when I got the 2009 Hyde Park CD and the only thing that made up for this was it included on the NDLTR DVD (much better sound). I thought Parklive was much better, but there was a little...
by northernmonkey
07 Mar 2019, 10:50
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur - The Magic Whip
Replies: 3711
Views: 580166

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

I still love TMW to the day and would maybe rank it at number 3 too, although number 1 & 2 changes often. I did feel Blur played it safe with TMW, it was different enough and I think it was a wise choice considering the time between albums, but I would like them to go more experimental next time, a...
by northernmonkey
05 Mar 2019, 11:46
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur - The Magic Whip
Replies: 3711
Views: 580166

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

I still love TMW to the day and would maybe rank it at number 3 too, although number 1 & 2 changes often. I did feel Blur played it safe with TMW, it was different enough and I think it was a wise choice considering the time between albums, but I would like them to go more experimental next time, a ...