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by jonathas
11 Dec 2019, 14:42
Forum: Blur
Topic: alex james in trouble!
Replies: 38
Views: 817

Re: alex james in trouble!

Well that escalated quickly.
by jonathas
10 Dec 2019, 17:59
Forum: Blur
Topic: alex james in trouble!
Replies: 38
Views: 817

Re: alex james in trouble!

Couldn’t care less what Alex thinks really, but wouldn’t assume he’s centre right necessarily, although he clearly is happy to socialise with the Tories in his social circle! Up to him.

Labour voter and member of over 20 years here but can’t do it while Corbyn is leader, so going Green this time.
by jonathas
21 Nov 2019, 14:01
Forum: Blur
Topic: Parklife and Two States
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Parklife and Two States

I might be imagining it but I seem to remember Graham providing a 'what I'm listening to' list in one of the issues of Blurb. If I recall correctly it was a mix of US punk (Nation of Ulysses etc) and jazz. Was probably '96 or later. I found this later quote from him, referring back to the recording ...
by jonathas
19 Nov 2019, 21:59
Forum: Blur
Topic: Parklife and Two States
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Parklife and Two States

No, it’s an interesting question!! I’d really like to get more of a sense from artists on who they’re listening to when they do new stuff. It’d be great if each new LP a band presented came with a little bibliography of stuff that was on it the background at the time. Pretty unappealing from a band’...
by jonathas
19 Nov 2019, 21:23
Forum: Blur
Topic: Parklife and Two States
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Parklife and Two States

Seen a few things that imply Graham got into US indie rock though Jo from Huggy Bear and stuff like that and that the influence was felt post '95 etc, but it's never sounded credible to me that the band only heard Pavement in the mid-90s. Trigger Cut and Summer Babe were getting endless rotation on ...
by jonathas
19 Nov 2019, 13:02
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Crushed Beaks - 90's Blur in 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 2090

Re: Crushed Beaks - 90's Blur in 2019

They sound fantastic
by jonathas
19 Nov 2019, 12:49
Forum: Blur
Topic: Parklife and Two States
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Parklife and Two States

Would love to say I did, but no, not really. Two States is a lovely track but it's Scott doing straightforward Fall worship and I don't think Damon was ever really mining The Fall as an inspiration - at least not as early as Parklife. I guess there's not a million miles between The Fall and Wire, bu...
by jonathas
18 Jul 2019, 12:47
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread
Replies: 343
Views: 80450

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread

Really enjoyed last night's show too. Thought they were pretty crap for the first 20 mins or so, when they were just a bit too downbeat, sombre and dark for a disinterested seeming audience, but as usual Damon grabbed the show by the scruff of the neck and - through sheer force of will - dragged eve...
by jonathas
02 Jul 2018, 09:12
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread
Replies: 386
Views: 96972

Re: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread

I think it's a lovely record. Really super. Humility and Lake Zurich are on constant rotation already. Thanks Damon!
by jonathas
08 Jun 2018, 13:29
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread
Replies: 386
Views: 96972

Re: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread

I can't help thinking that the lack of choruses in latter years is a problem borne of writing alone. There's something contradictory about a great chorus; it fits with the song but it snaps away from what came before in some subtle and magical way. It might just be the use of an unconventional chord...
by jonathas
24 Apr 2017, 19:47
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: Humanz Album Thread
Replies: 1634
Views: 342713

Re: GORILLAZ: Humanz Album Thread // 28th April

I really think the LP is beautifully considered and sequenced; it sounds like one long song to me, which evolves in all sorts of different directions - some of my favourite bits are the connecting parts - that mini-melody at the end of Moments which references the Kool Klown Klan has been stuck in m...
by jonathas
24 Apr 2017, 15:13
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: Humanz Album Thread
Replies: 1634
Views: 342713

Re: GORILLAZ: Humanz Album Thread // 28th April

Faves since 2005.

1. Humanz (at the moment, might just be the excitement of the new)
2. Plastic Beach
3. TGTBATQ
4. Magic Whip
5. The Fall
6. Rocket Juice & The Moon
7. Everyday Robots
8. Dr Dee
by jonathas
27 Mar 2017, 20:47
Forum: Blur
Topic: FOUR NEW GORILLAZ SONGS: Listen Now!
Replies: 309
Views: 39791

Re: FOUR NEW GORILLAZ SONGS: Listen Now!

I think Ascension is sensational - best beat and instrumental track that Gorillaz have done in an age and Vince sounds awesome and focused (for once); Andromeda is v v good but (particularly on the live recording) has a slightly underwhelming chorus. Saturnz Barz I love. Jury is out on We Got The Po...
by jonathas
26 Mar 2017, 18:45
Forum: Blur
Topic: FOUR NEW GORILLAZ SONGS: Listen Now!
Replies: 309
Views: 39791

Re: FOUR NEW GORILLAZ SONGS: Listen Now!

Lt Pinkerton wrote:So we can all agree on Andromeda being Damon's best song this decade, right?
Stylo sneaks it courtesy of being right at the start of the decade, but it's definitely up there.
by jonathas
24 Mar 2017, 11:47
Forum: Blur
Topic: FOUR NEW GORILLAZ SONGS: Listen Now!
Replies: 309
Views: 39791

Re: FOUR NEW GORILLAZ SONGS: Listen Now!

Trying to work out what people mean when they say 'song-based' music? Has to have a verse, a chorus and a middle eight? Has to have a story or a narrative theme? I hate to disappoint, but a lot of rap music does all those things very precisely (alright, middle eights aren't that common). But in term...