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by John_d
07 May 2019, 12:00
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 118115

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Releasing four songs at once was the dumbest thing they could have done. Seriously stupid. No clear single. And Hallelujah Money as the first song to drop months before the album? :lol: Terrible. I'm not sure what the timing of Hallelujah Money was about. It appeared to be a dig at Trump. Fair enou...
by John_d
02 May 2019, 13:15
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 118115

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

I disagree on Gorillaz. When it came to the live shows, yes, they were handled and covered well. But both albums were handled badly. Very much like Merrie Land right now. No-one is talking about it, absolutely no-one. The same can't be said if you go back 14 years to Demon Days. EVERYONE was talkin...
by John_d
15 Apr 2019, 15:05
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 118115

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

It seems like Damon is the only one who likes his management. Does he just not realize? Or just not care? I mean, none of us know the inner-workings of it all, but I think it's telling when every fan I know hates Eleven. And I got my tickets in too, Mark72! Can't wait for the Palladium!! I also got...
by John_d
03 Dec 2018, 13:13
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread
Replies: 322
Views: 48326

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread

Great gig in Glasgow last night. Damon apologized for the number of references to England, Paul said "we're all on the same island". Paul's bass is really high in the mix but he plays brilliantly - as a big Clash fan, I don't know why this still slightly surprises me. Gun to the Head already sounds ...
by John_d
28 Nov 2018, 10:37
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread
Replies: 322
Views: 48326

I have 2 spares for TGTBATQ in Glasgow on Sunday

Hello all I have 2 spares for the Glasgow gig, I have them on Twickets for £20 each but honestly I would be happy to give them away if there's any mega fans here who don't have ones. Merry Christmas and all that!
by John_d
26 Nov 2018, 10:35
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 118115

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Yes indeed, I listened to Roger Daltry last week on Alec Baldwin's "here's the thing" podcast, and he kept talking about the "algorithm" of The Who, and how they found it so difficult to replace Keith Moon after he died. There are a couple of songs on Merrie Land where I think the band sounds plain ...
by John_d
25 Nov 2018, 23:56
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 118115

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

I doubt Damon has any interest whatsoever in where this album charts. Am a bit surprised by the performance as it felt like the debut album had built up a pretty big cult following. But let's face it a lot of Clash fans are not about anymore and I wouldn't expect US Gorillaz fans to "get" this proje...
by John_d
05 Nov 2018, 13:56
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 118115

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Keep in mind the management company Damon uses. Not exactly organised. Yeah this is probably the worst of the lot. Weirdly this album, the first, has ended up pretty well known and very well liked online. Five years ago it never popped up but as soon as it was asked about by fans and talked about b...
by John_d
01 Nov 2018, 16:38
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread
Replies: 322
Views: 48326

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread

I like the words of Merrie Land but as a song I don't think it's in the same class as the likes of Herculean. Not an inspiring first choice. Hope the rest of the album is better. Didn't think the Jools performance was great. As a barometer - Twitter response was pretty lukewarm.
by John_d
20 Aug 2018, 07:18
Forum: Blur
Topic: Out of time, under the radar...
Replies: 23
Views: 13088

Re: Out of time, under the radar...

Out of Time is a nice song, but definitely a more minor work. I recall it getting decent airplay on Radio 1 at the time. It was 4 years after 13 and that was probably too big a gap. There may be some unusual orchestration in the background but I don't think it was anywhere near as jarring as the chu...
by John_d
14 Aug 2018, 06:52
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: Humanz + The Now Now Tours 2017-2018
Replies: 593
Views: 176641

Rave review of Gorillaz @ Boomtown - set list was incredible

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Glastonbury 2010 was a sore one for Damon I expect, but since then he has really cracked how to present Gorillaz live...
by John_d
23 Jul 2018, 20:50
Forum: Blur
Topic: The new way of promoting albums
Replies: 22
Views: 5068

Re: The new way of promoting albums

I was talking about brand consistency when referring to Daft Punk. They very rarely, if ever break their brand. Of course 2 dj's is a completely different set up to a cartoon band. Human After All got savaged by critics and fans in a way Gorillaz has yet to experience. The Tron soundtrack also got ...
by John_d
16 Jul 2018, 08:44
Forum: Blur
Topic: The new way of promoting albums
Replies: 22
Views: 5068

Re: The new way of promoting albums

Yes I don't think the comparison with Daft Punk is particuarlry valid. They haven't toured in almost a decade. Get Lucky was a cracker but nothing else off the album came close to it really. This is actually the first time in almost 20 years of existence that Gorillaz have headlined the festival cir...
by John_d
05 Jul 2018, 09:52
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz "tour strategy" is intriguing - summer 2018 dates
Replies: 13
Views: 4076

Re: Gorillaz "tour strategy" is intriguing - summer 2018 dat

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Is it called "The Now Now" or "The NowNow". You would expect your management team to know these details :lol:
by John_d
04 Jul 2018, 12:12
Forum: Buy, Sell & Swap
Topic: Coffee & TV and Song 2 CD singles on Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 1047

Coffee & TV and Song 2 CD singles on Ebay

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