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by TristramShandy
14 Sep 2017, 15:24
Forum: Blur
Topic: unpopular blur opinions
Replies: 313
Views: 85392

Re: unpopular blur opinions

Ok, to get back to the original thread, here are two personal opinions which I reckon will be unpopular:

1) The best and worst tracks on The Magic Whip are resp. My Terracotta Heart and Ghost Ship.

2) Best track on The Great Escape and epitomy of the album is Ernold Same.
by TristramShandy
09 Aug 2017, 16:55
Forum: Blur
Topic: 13 and OK Computer.
Replies: 18
Views: 10834

Re: 13 and OK Computer.

considering the b-sides at the time were mainly remixes, theres a good chance that there isnt much in the way of unreleased songs outsie of a couple of demos the initial jams that were used to form the final songs They seem to have also recorded a track called "Gnossienne #1" in that period (see sl...
by TristramShandy
29 May 2017, 17:07
Forum: Blur
Topic: Look inside america
Replies: 5
Views: 2514

Re: Look inside america

It's a good song, a nice reminder of End Of A Century.
by TristramShandy
23 May 2017, 01:16
Forum: Blur
Topic: Modern Life Is Rubbish: The first ever britpop album!?
Replies: 3
Views: 1447

Re: Modern Life Is Rubbish: The first ever britpop album!?

Very interesting post. I think in terms of sheer musical style, as already mentioned, Modern Life has little to do with Parklife or The Great Escape , which are usually deemed more representative of 90's Britpop, whatever it means. Now, where these three albums meet (unlike Blur's others, except may...
by TristramShandy
23 Mar 2017, 13:58
Forum: Blur
Topic: Thoughts on the self titled album
Replies: 54
Views: 11582

Re: Thoughts on the self titled album

I totally agree as for the 90s production. I was definitely referring to the vocal part: I find the random lyrics, along with the lilting, singsong, offpitch vocals quite Dylanesque. (Add to that the 4-chord basic harmonic sequence, heavily strummed...)
Well, personal opinion...
by TristramShandy
22 Mar 2017, 21:39
Forum: Blur
Topic: For Tomorrow
Replies: 9
Views: 3042

Re: For Tomorrow

I had the same difficulty while transcribing For Tomorrow. I also thought it could be another bass track with a flanger/phaser effect on it but I wasn't sure either. This song is defo overproduced... or underproduced (depending on the point of view). So many layers! I pretty much worked out the str...
by TristramShandy
22 Mar 2017, 21:26
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur Covers
Replies: 72
Views: 17245

Re: Blur Covers

I recently created a Youtube channel with a friend where you can find a cover of For Tomorrow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVKjf9ZWEDM" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Let me know what you think of it :)! I reckon it's fairly accurate. Good job! Since I'm still working on my own t...
by TristramShandy
22 Mar 2017, 21:16
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur Covers
Replies: 72
Views: 17245

Re: Blur Covers

and the second is a little medley of Graham Coxon songs on guitar, none of which I'm very good at! haha https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tk0Kl0qg-O0 I really enjoyed your medley. Very good. If I may, a sliiiiiiiight correction: the tuning on In The Morning is not DGDGBD but DGDGBE. But it's of no im...
by TristramShandy
16 Mar 2017, 16:49
Forum: Blur
Topic: Thoughts on the self titled album
Replies: 54
Views: 11582

Re: Thoughts on the self titled album

Mallard No. 22 wrote:I like 'On Your Own'. Though rather than being a Blur song, it is reminiscent of mid-70s music e.g. Steve Harley. It is a very accurate homage. I imagine David Essex having a number one hit with it in 1974 :D
I always found OYO had some Dylan in it... Vocals and lyrics probably...
by TristramShandy
10 Feb 2017, 14:00
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Song/Band Game
Replies: 3176
Views: 447591

Re: Song/Band Game

The Zombies - Beechwood Park
by TristramShandy
06 Feb 2017, 17:11
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Song/Band Game
Replies: 3176
Views: 447591

Re: Song/Band Game

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Black Book
by TristramShandy
17 Oct 2016, 16:41
Forum: Blur
Topic: For Tomorrow
Replies: 9
Views: 3042

For Tomorrow

I'm currently trying to transcribe parts for For Tomorrow , and I can't get my ears around some weird bit: on the very intro, below "he's a 20th century boy", there's a bass line going c#-b-a, but with some kind of weird effect on it (or so I hear), flanger/phaser/you-name-it... I'm not actually sur...
by TristramShandy
20 Jul 2016, 12:54
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The NEW and IMPROVED 'Interview the Fan Below Game'
Replies: 569
Views: 150304

Re: The NEW and IMPROVED 'Interview the Fan Below Game'

Yes, twice or thrice, by the appalling quality of the film.

Can you cite offhand a good 1984 album?
by TristramShandy
18 Jul 2016, 19:49
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Song/Band Game
Replies: 3176
Views: 447591

Re: Song/Band Game

Sting - Hounds Of Winter
by TristramShandy
18 Jul 2016, 19:47
Forum: Blur
Topic: A thread for those disappointed by The Magic Whip
Replies: 63
Views: 25983

Re: A thread for those disappointed by The Magic Whip

1) 13
2) Blur
3) The Magic Whip
4) Modern Life Is Rubbish
5) Parklife
6) Think Tank
7) Leisure

The Great Escape is out of competition. Fair album, but I always thought there was a literary side to it, I would feel like ranking a book amongst CDs... :)