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by Brogues
18 Sep 2017, 20:05
Forum: Blur
Topic: general blur thread
Replies: 694
Views: 202815

Re: general blur thread

Yeh, it's interesting about the tunings but I think he only really got into tunings when he did primarily acoustic stuff I.e. solo stuff mainly. Swamp song is a slide tuning and no distance left to run is definitely standard tuning. Perhaps down a tone on the record (Paul McCartney did the same on Y...
by Brogues
17 Sep 2017, 13:30
Forum: Blur
Topic: general blur thread
Replies: 694
Views: 202815

Re: general blur thread

Oh, and with regards to why has he changed guitars over the years; he has stated that the 52 reissue neck was quite difficult to play and that newer tiles have nicer necks which makes playing so much easier. As with any guitarist, you always get bored of a guitar, change it, then come back to it lat...
by Brogues
17 Sep 2017, 13:02
Forum: Blur
Topic: general blur thread
Replies: 694
Views: 202815

Re: general blur thread

Yeh, his choice of guitar is about tone I'd say. Generally, the tele was used for the majority of Parklife, Great Escape, Blur and 13 songs that demanded the cutting edge of the single coil pickups or the meaty sounding middle position that the 52 tele reissue offered. Graham rarely used the neck pi...
by Brogues
20 Dec 2016, 19:48
Forum: Blur
Topic: Chemical World sounds
Replies: 12
Views: 5293

Re: Chemical World sounds

That's brilliant info. How did you find out about the use of the Boss Chorus at Live at Astoria 1997? Did you just hear it in the sound or read that it was used in an article? The only reason I say this is because Graham used two Marshall stacks and so sometimes they were mixed live which can give a...
by Brogues
25 Mar 2016, 07:00
Forum: Blur
Topic: Polished Stone
Replies: 9
Views: 2322

Re: Polished Stone

Fucked rhymes with 'up' in this context. Two lines before go 'today is GONE but it won't be LONG' then later 'won't get UP 'caus today is FUCKED' to follow the same rhyming pattern.
by Brogues
13 Mar 2016, 08:51
Forum: Blur
Topic: beetlebum intro
Replies: 8
Views: 6037

Re: beetlebum intro

Oh yeh, forgot to say Ernie Ball Skinny Top Heavy bottom strings - key part to his sound in general but especially on Beetlebum as the heavy bottom strings make it sound so chunky.
by Brogues
13 Mar 2016, 08:46
Forum: Blur
Topic: beetlebum intro
Replies: 8
Views: 6037

Re: beetlebum intro

Okay, so I have geeked the fuck out of this one so bear with me: Firstly, when he plays it live around the time that the album was out, the intro sound was almost definitely just the Marshall with jumped channels, 52 reissue tele on middle pickup and maybe with a little turned down on the tone knob ...
by Brogues
13 Mar 2016, 08:17
Forum: Blur
Topic: Polished Stone
Replies: 9
Views: 2322

Re: Polished Stone

I'm pretty sure it's 'fucked'. 'I won't get up because to day is fucked' makes more sense than 'fun'

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by Brogues
25 Mar 2015, 18:45
Forum: Blur
Topic: Secret London gig, 20 March 2015 (stream on March 25)
Replies: 1356
Views: 256525

Re: Secret London gig, March 20 (stream on March 25)

A video isn't an "announcement" though, surely? Announcement to me implies that something WILL be happening. i.e., Blur would "announce" that the video comes out next week. Or am I being a bit pedantic? :lol: (My alcohol choice for tonight will be a few cans of Beavertown Brewery's Gamma Ray.) A su...
by Brogues
23 Mar 2015, 15:14
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur - The Magic Whip
Replies: 3711
Views: 580169

Re: NEW ALBUM: The Magic Whip

Yes, I was thinking the same thing this morning. It would fit really well. Maybe they should have sneaked it on there to see if anyone noticed!
by Brogues
22 Mar 2015, 18:13
Forum: Blur
Topic: Secret London gig, 20 March 2015 (stream on March 25)
Replies: 1356
Views: 256525

Re: Secret London gig, March 20

As a long time fan of the band, I felt very apprehensive about the return. I thought perhaps given the fact that most of this album appears to have been recorded in a very short space of time that the songs wouldn't be fully formed and possibly more like sketches or ideas. Having listened to Tom's l...