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by TracyJosh
23 Oct 2018, 22:13
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: New single "Merrie Land"
Replies: 56
Views: 16511

Re: TGTBTQ: New single "Merrie Land"

It's songs like this that are the reason I fell in love with Damon's songwriting in the first place. Bittersweet, witty, slightly absurd, melancholy and above all comforting. In a strange way it's actually more Blur than anything on TMW. Heavy Parklife/TGE vibes. Love it so much. Serious redeemage a...
by TracyJosh
23 Oct 2018, 13:42
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur - The Magic Whip
Replies: 3721
Views: 654286

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

It seems there's no "in-between" on "TMW".... Either you really love it like me or extremely loathe/dismiss it (and that also applies to "TT" as well)..... I would say I buck that trend. I like the album but there's something about the way it came to be that makes it feel like it lacks a bit of tru...
by TracyJosh
19 Oct 2018, 14:10
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 167910

Re: THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN THREAD

To be honest, I have noticed in recent years that any publication that still tries to punt physical copies tends to review virtually everything pretty leniently. My theory is that it's probably because the industry is dying such a dire death, which extends to music magazines, so it's probably best t...
by TracyJosh
06 Oct 2018, 09:46
Forum: Blur
Topic: Terrapin
Replies: 3
Views: 1752

Re: Terrapin

Well I think anything from Syd's solo work has a tremendously dark and heavy atmosphere, for better or worse.. Nothing plagiarized melodically, but the strumming pattern, general feel and use of open string chords on guitar is very similar. Also the vocal delivery. Worth noting that Terrapin was rec...
by TracyJosh
04 Oct 2018, 14:51
Forum: Blur
Topic: Terrapin
Replies: 3
Views: 1752

Terrapin

Is it just me, or is it fair to say Miss America is massively inspired by this Syd Barrett song? :P

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by TracyJosh
29 Sep 2018, 11:30
Forum: Blur
Topic: Dave Rowntree's influences.
Replies: 3
Views: 1648

Dave Rowntree's influences.

We are all well aware that Alex was massively influenced by 80s pop and post-punk bands like Duran Duran and New Order(from what I recall from Bit of a blur). Damon and Graham both cite 60s pop bands like The Kinks, The Beatles, The Who, early Floyd/Syd Barrett with Damon also taking on inspiration ...
by TracyJosh
27 Sep 2018, 15:44
Forum: Blur
Topic: The History Of A Cheating Heart
Replies: 14
Views: 5100

Re: The History Of A Cheating Heart

I think it's broader than that... In track by track Damon doesn't mention cheating at all. I talk about relationships with my family, from childhood to now. It's driven by mistakes, happiness, dreams, expectations. How you find yourself locked in cycles and how you get out of them. I know that my e...
by TracyJosh
27 Sep 2018, 14:01
Forum: Blur
Topic: The History Of A Cheating Heart
Replies: 14
Views: 5100

Re: The History Of A Cheating Heart

with such extended periods travelling allover the world, faraway from partners for so long, stay completely faithful. Not everyone is sex mad :lol: Yes, but it comes with the territory of touring! Gigs are party atmospheres mainly and the Gorillaz collective are pretty renowned for still throwing t...
by TracyJosh
27 Sep 2018, 09:26
Forum: Blur
Topic: The History Of A Cheating Heart
Replies: 14
Views: 5100

Re: The History Of A Cheating Heart

I think the 'big experiences' are probably moments when he has been unfaithful to partners or friends, past and present. "I do love you, but it's just a fact" - It's as though he is telling his partner that he does and always will love them, that never changes regardless, but there's still a curiosi...
by TracyJosh
20 Sep 2018, 16:07
Forum: Blur
Topic: Orbit's Under the Westway
Replies: 16
Views: 5856

Re: Orbit's Under the Westway

Bits of it remind me of the production on MLIR. The auto tuned vocals make it sound a bit too children's television, but much like the Andy Partridge sessions, it does offer an intriguing alternative.
by TracyJosh
07 Sep 2018, 09:43
Forum: Blur
Topic: London Fields
Replies: 0
Views: 4672

London Fields

Not sure if there is already a thread on London Fields already, apologies if so... Who here has read the book? Just wondering what aspects of the book most influenced Damon and on what particular songs? It seems to be widely regarded as being the biggest inspiration for his writing on Parklife and T...
by TracyJosh
28 Aug 2018, 11:13
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread
Replies: 386
Views: 102639

Re: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread

Starting to enjoy The Now Now... Another Gorillaz album in the next couple years though and I think we will all suffer from severe Gorillaz fatigue.
by TracyJosh
22 Aug 2018, 11:14
Forum: Blur
Topic: Likelihood of another Blur record
Replies: 32
Views: 11566

Re: Likelihood of another Blur record

I'd even take so much as a tour or a couple of big open air gigs again. I am one of the few on here that still needs to see the boys live! It's the band's 30th anniversary next year is it not...?
by TracyJosh
11 Aug 2018, 09:32
Forum: Blur
Topic: Likelihood of another Blur record
Replies: 32
Views: 11566

Re: Likelihood of another Blur record

Huuuge update -

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by TracyJosh
07 Aug 2018, 09:54
Forum: Blur
Topic: Top 10 Damon songs of the 2010s
Replies: 34
Views: 13505

Re: Top 10 Damon songs of the 2010s

The selfish giant
Andromeda
Pyongyang
Fool's day
Stylo
Some kind of nature
Tranz
Ghost Ship
Melancholy Hill
Glitter Freeze

...Shit, forgot There are too many of us and Thought I was a spaceman.