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by JackS
22 Feb 2018, 09:54
Forum: Blur
Topic: B-Roads
Replies: 271
Views: 105388

Re: B-Roads

It's an intrigue thing for me. I am not going to get worked up about it and I can't say I ever think about B-Roads beyond the once every 5 months I log onto this forum. But I do find myself agreeing with the sentiment that there is only about 50 people if that who give a shit about it, and done disc...
by JackS
22 Feb 2018, 09:47
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz Nominated For Best Group At The Brits!!
Replies: 51
Views: 5878

Re: GORILLAZ: Humanz Album Thread

I was also surprised they let them do a Murdoc video AND a Damon speech - even before the let's have every collaborator thank their mum bit, that is still a good time commitment from the Brits This is probably bad news for Blur though. Best Band surely implies relevance and he'd be mad to abandon a ...
by JackS
22 Feb 2018, 09:30
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur - The Magic Whip
Replies: 3721
Views: 653259

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

Forever Low Man wrote:
Kibarry wrote:What's the song they play at 1:11:30? I've heard them play it before at other gigs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1q4W2XdnHA
parklife
Never heard of that one, how does it go??

Still loving TMW three years on. Right up there with the best.
by JackS
22 Feb 2018, 09:05
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz Nominated For Best Group At The Brits!!
Replies: 51
Views: 5878

Re: GORILLAZ: Humanz Album Thread

I'm really surprised. Pleased for Damon. Who cares that he was drunk, being drunk at the brits wouldn't have been an issue 15 years ago it would have been expected The rambling cut off stuff only happened because Little Simz grabbed the mic and decided to start going on Has to be the first artist to...
by JackS
21 Nov 2017, 21:42
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Noel Gallagher's solo stuff - yes or no?
Replies: 119
Views: 38313

Re: Noel Gallagher's solo stuff - yes or no?

^ I apologise for any part I played. Minus Blur, when did Damon record a song with so much excitement? 2008: Monkey Journey To The West OST, 2010: all of Plastic Beach, 2010: Revolving Doors, 2011: Hallo from DRC, 2012: Poison and some other songs from RJTM, 2017: Sleeping Powder, Garage Palace and...
by JackS
21 Nov 2017, 20:50
Forum: Blur
Topic: "Kissin' Time"
Replies: 8
Views: 3385

Re: "Kissin' Time"

Who else is an avid fan of this song? I've always loved it upon my first listen. It perfectly suits the direction Blur and Damon in particular were headed in around 2001 and Marianne Faithfull's vocals are sublime. I feel it's vastly underrated and I wish there was a version w/Damon on lead vocals....
by JackS
21 Nov 2017, 20:45
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: Humanz Album Thread
Replies: 1634
Views: 357703

Re: GORILLAZ: Humanz Album Thread

rich wrote:what new stuff (ie not released or not sitting on the web somewhere ;) ) is on the super deluxe vinyl boxset? And is it any good :)
It’s like a slightly worse version of Democrazy
by JackS
14 Nov 2017, 20:34
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Song/Band Game
Replies: 3176
Views: 447256

Re: Song/Band Game

Badly Drawn Boy - Something To Talk About
by JackS
14 Nov 2017, 20:15
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: Humanz Album Thread
Replies: 1634
Views: 357703

Re: GORILLAZ: Humanz Album Thread

Humanz just needed a few less guest spots, and more live instrumentation. Sex Murder Party for example, 5/10 on the record, 10/10 live. Likewise Garage Palace. Add live instruments, swap Submission for Ticker Tape, swap Charger for Out of Body, make Carnival the 2D special, and put Circle of Friendz...
by JackS
14 Nov 2017, 20:05
Forum: Blur
Topic: My Official iTunes Blur Play Count
Replies: 12
Views: 3327

Re: My Official iTunes Blur Play Count

I swear to god I am trying to remember what The Puritan sounds like and I can't. I can't say that for any other Blur song. It has that annoying kazoo synth on it So, so much better live. Was excellent in Margate (what a gig that was...) I don’t quite know how this happened, but my top 3 are all TMW...
by JackS
14 Nov 2017, 20:01
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 167530

Re: THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN THREAD

I’m a bit nervous about the Brexit reference. I know it is important someone makes topical, relevant music - but I hope he doesn’t get too overtly political in the music.
by JackS
14 Nov 2017, 19:58
Forum: Blur
Topic: Think Tank is underrated.
Replies: 19
Views: 5421

Re: Think Tank is underrated.

Very, very close to being my favourite - with the obvious changes i.e. swap out Crazy Beat and Gene By Gene for Colours and The Outsider it would easily be flawless. It’s so weird but captivating and melodic; it’s a journey. Agree with the point made that many of the songs would still sound fresh if...
by JackS
31 Jul 2017, 10:04
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: Humanz Album Thread
Replies: 1634
Views: 357703

Re: GORILLAZ: Humanz Album Thread

I've loved the album since the first play, and still do... it's not Demon Days but it isn't trying to be I think this is the sound of Damon pivoting Gorillaz away from a focus on him... we've seen less and less Damon on each Gorillaz album and I think this is deliberate in line with his comments aro...
by JackS
30 Apr 2017, 16:06
Forum: Blur
Topic: Humanz - post reviews and radio airplay info here
Replies: 45
Views: 10694

Re: Humanz - post reviews and radio airplay info here

Who gives a shit if the BBC haven't picked any songs to be on their playlist? That's hardly an indication into how good or bad the album is. True, but I'm sure we'd all like to see the phase continue with videos, more music, etc and as we saw with PB for that to happen you need commercial success. ...
by JackS
30 Apr 2017, 06:26
Forum: Blur
Topic: Humanz - post reviews and radio airplay info here
Replies: 45
Views: 10694

Re: Humanz - post reviews and radio airplay info here

I was very surprised to see no song is on any of the BBC playlists; not even 6. That's not good. However, The Apprentice and Let Me Out are on quite a few of the Apple Music new music playlists e.g. The Beats 1 list, Best of the Week, and the A List Alternative. That should count for something. No s...