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by Neal Zeal
29 Jun 2020, 22:52
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 132
Views: 42082

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 Neal Zeal
26 Jun 2020, 23:11
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?
Replies: 33
Views: 730

Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

Of course not! It's got 5 or 6 brilliant songs. The Magic Whip has none! The great songs are: Country house, he thought of cars, charmless man, Yuko, universal, it could be you, The good songs are: Best days, Arnold same, Admittedly that leaves about 7 pretty rubbish ones which is more than on any o...
by Neal Zeal
17 Feb 2020, 13:52
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Universal
Replies: 6
Views: 3814

Re: The Universal

I love this song but I have just never ever ever been able to get beyond Damon singing 'appen instead of happen. Irritates me so much. Yeah, me too. Seeing them live at the time, I always wanted to hold up a placard saying ' Happen has an 'h' !' Damon at his mockney-cockney-alright-guvnor worst. Bu...
by Neal Zeal
08 Jan 2020, 12:39
Forum: Blur
Topic: Damon Albarn live at Matera 20/12/19
Replies: 8
Views: 4357

Re: Damon Albarn live at Matera 20/12/19

vitekm wrote:
07 Jan 2020, 20:12
Neal Zeal wrote:
07 Jan 2020, 14:37
Ooh, great find! Thanks for posting.
Can anyone put a set-list together?
Haven't had have time to sit through it all.
Here you go

http://www.vblurpage.com/gigography/dam ... 0_open.htm
Thanks - a good choice I'd say (well except Girls and Boys!).
by Neal Zeal
07 Jan 2020, 14:37
Forum: Blur
Topic: Damon Albarn live at Matera 20/12/19
Replies: 8
Views: 4357

Re: Damon Albarn live at Matera 20/12/19

Ooh, great find! Thanks for posting.
Can anyone put a set-list together?
Haven't had have time to sit through it all.
by Neal Zeal
17 Dec 2019, 12:54
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur - The Magic Whip
Replies: 3726
Views: 750401

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 delibe...
by Neal Zeal
09 Sep 2019, 13:56
Forum: Blur
Topic: New Blur?
Replies: 16
Views: 6640

Re: New Blur?

There was a Damon interview on Radio 4 last night. He said he's now got nothing planned until early next year (he mentioned a month - can't remember which!). That sounds highly irregular :lol: It wasn't a repeat of the Mastertapes from last year? https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001mf3 Oh, heck m...
by Neal Zeal
09 Sep 2019, 12:39
Forum: Blur
Topic: New Blur?
Replies: 16
Views: 6640

Re: New Blur?

There was a Damon interview on Radio 4 last night.
He said he's now got nothing planned until early next year (he mentioned a month - can't remember which!).
by Neal Zeal
14 Jul 2019, 22:18
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread
Replies: 343
Views: 119122

Good, Bad, Queen - live at Somerset House this coming Wednesday (17th July)

Hi - is anyone planning to go to this?
Tickets still available last time I checked.
I've seen other stuff there before - cracking venue!
by Neal Zeal
10 Apr 2019, 22:34
Forum: Blur
Topic: Top 10 Blur songs (from Stereogum)
Replies: 5
Views: 2637

Re: Top 10 Blur songs (from Stereogum)

Here are the top 10: 10 - On the way to the club 9 - He thought of cars 8 - Clover over Dover 7 - Trimm Trabb 6 - Out of time 5 - Under the Westway 4 - This is a low 3 - Caramel 2 - The Universal 1 - Blue jeans Not a bad list, really. I'd probably include quite a few of them in my own top 10 (Cars, ...
by Neal Zeal
06 Apr 2019, 13:53
Forum: Blur
Topic: Top 10 Blur songs (from Stereogum)
Replies: 5
Views: 2637

Top 10 Blur songs (from Stereogum)

This article is fairly old now and may have been discussed here before (I was Googling for reviews of 'Clover over Dover' and it came up). It's a pretty interesting/thoughtful choice of songs mainly drawing on lesser known compositions (except The Universal). Clover comes in at no. 8 with the follow...
by Neal Zeal
05 Apr 2019, 12:18
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Return of Vampire Weekend, June 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 10867

Re: Return of Vampire Weekend, June 2018

Neal Zeal wrote:
04 Apr 2019, 19:55
Another new song just released.
It's a beauty!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkBjoY7eyvU
And their other new song, 'This Life', is better still.
A lovely, crisp Johnny Marr-esque guitar pop jangle!
by Neal Zeal
04 Apr 2019, 19:55
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Return of Vampire Weekend, June 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 10867

Re: Return of Vampire Weekend, June 2018

Another new song just released.
It's a beauty!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkBjoY7eyvU
by Neal Zeal
01 Apr 2019, 21:36
Forum: Blur
Topic: BLUR LIVE @ Africa Express: The Circus!
Replies: 42
Views: 17220

Re: BLUR LIVE @ Africa Express: The Circus!

Like all true fans, I absolutely love Clover!
It sounds like my favourite elements were missing, though, i.e. the tinkling medieval harpsichord and the mysterious secret verse ("I'm floating away...").
Still, brilliant that it got an airing. Let's hope we get the proper version at future shows.
by Neal Zeal
26 Mar 2019, 14:31
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: The return of SLEEPER!
Replies: 14
Views: 9856

Re: The return of SLEEPER!

Oh, wish I'd known about tonight - would've gone. Hope it's fun. I've bought the album but my CD player has broken! Be nice if it reaches the top 10. Don't think any recent singles have received much airplay so the album will disappear from the chart pretty rapidly but hopefully they'll be sufficien...