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by John_d
22 Jun 2020, 13:38
Forum: Blur
Topic: DARE
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: DARE

I agree it's a bit slow. DJs typically speed it up slightly when playing it out
by John_d
22 Jun 2020, 13:36
Forum: Blur
Topic: Damon and the Paddington movies soundtracks
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Damon and the Paddington movies soundtracks

Joe Cornish explains it pretty well in the first ten mins or so here - its Damon, Suzi, Mike Smith and Nelson. https://www.globalplayer.com/podcasts/episodes/7DrZckj/

"London is the place for me" is such a distinctive (and wonderful) song, I knew Damon had to be involved.
by John_d
21 Jun 2020, 10:20
Forum: Blur
Topic: Damon and the Paddington movies soundtracks
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Damon and the Paddington movies soundtracks

Was Damon involved in these? It's suggested he was in a band that performed some of the music. But its hard to get full info online. "London is the place for me" was used as the title of 2 Honest Jon compilations. It seems a pretty big coincidence that it was then prominently used in Paddington. Per...
by John_d
15 Jun 2020, 21:49
Forum: Blur
Topic: B-Roads
Replies: 306
Views: 134472

Re: B-Roads

High time this was leaked privately to us on here! Had hoped someone would offer me a copy for my 40th birthday in February!
by John_d
15 Jun 2020, 21:49
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur Primavera Sound, Barcelona, 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: Blur Primavera Sound, Barcelona, 2013

I was there! They were really good. Probably the best I've ever seen from them. Surprised me therefore that Gabi (primavera promoter) didn't seem to want Damon/Gorillaz back. But I see that's been rectfied for 2021. I didn't know that Gabi didn't want any more Damon projects in his festival, even D...
by John_d
15 Jun 2020, 20:43
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 132
Views: 42208

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

its not gonna happend i think. same no parklife or country house 2.0 I meant the next big hit. Will Damon ever write another hit for Gorillaz? Does he even have it in him? Or he just doesn't care anymore? The guy's main ambition seems to be to experiment as much as possible and collaborate with as ...
by John_d
10 Jun 2020, 08:41
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 132
Views: 42208

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

I think the new tune is fine. You can't expect every song to be a cracker. Momentary Bliss does increasingly look like a higher tier of quailty in terms of music and video. Anybody know why the video was so different to all their others?
by John_d
09 Jun 2020, 08:29
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz tour 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 1045

Re: Gorillaz tour 2021

It feels to me like there's been a big change of approach and rather than the huge gaps between phases, Damon and Jamie are now trying to make Gorillaz a kind of permanent presence. I wonder if the theory is that once they let it drop for a few years, at their age and with the prospect of a crossove...
by John_d
09 Jun 2020, 08:26
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur Primavera Sound, Barcelona, 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: Blur Primavera Sound, Barcelona, 2013

I was there! They were really good. Probably the best I've ever seen from them. Surprised me therefore that Gabi (primavera promoter) didn't seem to want Damon/Gorillaz back. But I see that's been rectfied for 2021.
by John_d
24 Apr 2020, 13:02
Forum: Blur
Topic: new Gorillaz film - Reject False Icons
Replies: 48
Views: 26821

Re: new Gorillaz film - Reject False Icons

Got round to watching this. Interesting stuff of course but pretty average and would be impenetrable to the casual viewer. Like a few folk have said - why? Was this to give Denholm Hewett a start, or something good on his CV? It's a bit better around the NOW now sessions because there's a small indi...
by John_d
24 Apr 2020, 12:59
Forum: Blur
Topic: All We Want in 13.
Replies: 35
Views: 5737

Re: All We Want in 13.

They are in poor shape around the time of 13. Damon must still be on heroin when they record the NDLTR video. I wonder if he agreed to get off it before Missy was born. I think that was sometime in the summer of 99.
by John_d
09 Apr 2020, 20:04
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 132
Views: 42208

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

I think The Now Now got a lot of uncalled shtick. It was obviously something in the line of The Fall. That being said, I think it could have been better produced. For instance, Tranz is a fantastic song that suffers a lot from very minimalistic production. Take the live version, it has so much ener...
by John_d
09 Apr 2020, 19:59
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 132
Views: 42208

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Aries strays much too far into New Order pastiche territory for me. Lake Zurich possibly uses the same synthesizer, but was a lot better. Georgia apparently plays drums on Aries. I saw her on Jools a few months ago and it looked very style over substance. She was surrounded by a heap of equipment bu...
by John_d
16 Mar 2020, 16:42
Forum: Blur
Topic: Reykjavik tips?
Replies: 10
Views: 7736

Re: Reykjavik tips?

Thanks all. I had a great time. I will write a wee blog about it on my DJ site and will post a link when I've done so.