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by northernmonkey
05 Nov 2018, 13:24
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 167531

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

After a second listen in a non busy workplace, this is actually a pretty good version and liking the production on what I have heard so far.
by northernmonkey
05 Nov 2018, 12:49
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 167531

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Just dropped the track on iTunes, not as good as the Jools performance, especially the end part, may take a few listens to adapt to this.
by northernmonkey
04 Nov 2018, 23:11
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread
Replies: 343
Views: 88669

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread

They are evident throughout Merrie Land, especially on the bridge leading into the final part. I have to admit the guitar is somewhat muted up to now, but too early to say after only hearing the one studio version. The thing is even after a 12 year gap they still sound like TGTBATQ.
by northernmonkey
04 Nov 2018, 21:30
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread
Replies: 343
Views: 88669

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread

After a few listens no I am loving this song, I can certainly pick up on the early Blur but it has that menacing sound you get from TGTBATQ with moody bass, stiring strings, subtle yet great guitar and those drums from TA. The words to both songs on first listen sound like nonesence but reveal thems...
by northernmonkey
04 Nov 2018, 00:43
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread
Replies: 343
Views: 88669

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread

Merrie Land is certainly a grower as a track but doesn’t compare to any of the tracks on the first album, although it is a good track, Gun to the Head would be a 6/10 for me too on first listen.
by northernmonkey
04 Nov 2018, 00:38
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread
Replies: 343
Views: 88669

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread

Not really sure of what I think of Gun to the Head, I like the bit near the end, very moody but the rest is a little.... but may be a grower :)
by northernmonkey
02 Nov 2018, 07:28
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 167531

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Not sure if this has been posted but Gun to the head is showing on ITunes with a running time of 4.19 so not sure if a release is imminent?
by northernmonkey
24 Oct 2018, 05:50
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: New single "Merrie Land"
Replies: 56
Views: 16457

Re: TGTBTQ: New single "Merrie Land"

After a few listens it’s got me interested, building on what they achieved on the first album but still sounding fresh. On first listen I did think what the hell is he singing about, but the lyrics and vocal delivery are beautiful and good to hear the other band members bringing something too. The t...
by northernmonkey
20 Sep 2018, 14:17
Forum: Blur
Topic: Orbit's Under the Westway
Replies: 16
Views: 5846

Re: Orbit's Under the Westway

I know this was no doubt put together by Orbit using lots of different parts of the sessions, but I did and still think it sounded like Blur but in an exciting new direction, a kind of upbeat follow on from the 13 sessions, which isn't surprising considering he was the producer on that. Very differe...
by northernmonkey
14 Sep 2018, 05:49
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread
Replies: 386
Views: 102379

Re: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread

I like it, it’s no Feel Good Inc, Clint Eastwood etc but I feel the band needed a video like this, plus it is a cool song too.
by northernmonkey
03 Sep 2018, 14:09
Forum: Blur
Topic: Democrazy > Demon Days
Replies: 6
Views: 2457

Re: Democrazy > Demon Days

Yeah, the Damon only demo as opposed to Blur demo's are usually awful. For a talented musician/singer songwriter with so much instrument wise at his disposal, you would expect better. I guess a demo could be as little as an idea someone could record on the move to something that just needs that extr...
by northernmonkey
29 Aug 2018, 10:17
Forum: Blur
Topic: Likelihood of another Blur record
Replies: 32
Views: 11552

Re: Likelihood of another Blur record

I actually really like TNN, but the thought of another Gorillaz album even if it was the quality of TNN is a bit of a depressing thought, we have had two albums in the space of a year which is great, but another one.. :roll:
by northernmonkey
15 Aug 2018, 11:47
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Sky Is Too High Turns 20
Replies: 4
Views: 1999

Re: The Sky Is Too High Turns 20

Haven’t listened to this since it’s release, what a great album, hard to believe this was actually released before 13, one of Coxon’s better albums.
by northernmonkey
02 Aug 2018, 20:38
Forum: Blur
Topic: Dave in the new Slaves vid
Replies: 2
Views: 1539

Re: Dave in the new Slaves vid

I thought it was a bit Blur in sound, catchy song.
by northernmonkey
02 Aug 2018, 20:36
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur merch
Replies: 11
Views: 3114

Re: Blur merch

My t-shirt arrived yesterday, looks lovely although I haven’t taken out of sealed wrapper yet.