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by ricj
05 Mar 2017, 09:06
Forum: Blur
Topic: Alt-Blur
Replies: 58
Views: 20207

Re: Alt-Blur

I'll never really see TT as a Blur album but I still love it for the most part. I've been listening to it a lot lately and i''m even starting to like Gene by Gene which up until now i'd only listened to literally about 3 and a half times since 2003. I have been considering editing my own version of ...
by ricj
05 Mar 2017, 08:56
Forum: Blur
Topic: Bill Laswell Session - 2000
Replies: 71
Views: 30446

Re: Bill Laswell Session - 2000

Now that nearly everything else is available, I think that might now be my Blur holy grail..

That or the original melancholy version of Country House or calypso Universal.
by ricj
03 Mar 2017, 23:03
Forum: Blur
Topic: Worst live performance
Replies: 23
Views: 6842

Re: Worst live performance

I remember when I finally heard the recording of that supposedly worst of all time, Town & Country club gig in 1992 and thought it really didn't sound all that bad at all.
by ricj
03 Mar 2017, 18:59
Forum: Blur
Topic: Alt-Blur
Replies: 58
Views: 20207

Re: Alt-Blur

At the time I thought Blur did almost become Gorillaz with TT.. Give or take a few songs, a large portion of the material on that album wouldn't be out of place on a Gorillaz album.
by ricj
03 Mar 2017, 18:55
Forum: Blur
Topic: Worst live performance
Replies: 23
Views: 6842

Re: Worst live performance

Woah, that's a pretty dark story... :shock:
by ricj
03 Mar 2017, 18:50
Forum: Blur
Topic: Bill Laswell Session - 2000
Replies: 71
Views: 30446

Re: Bill Laswell Session - 2000

I'm surprised the 1992 recording of '1992' never appeared on the 21 box set...
by ricj
03 Mar 2017, 18:48
Forum: Live Downloads
Topic: Req: Glastonbury 1998 warm up shows?
Replies: 2
Views: 2357

Re: Req: Glastonbury 1998 warm up shows?

Thanks for your reply and fingers crossed they surface at some point..
by ricj
21 Feb 2017, 23:41
Forum: Blur
Topic: Thoughts on the self titled album
Replies: 54
Views: 13689

Re: Thoughts on the self titled album

I can't listen to the album version of Beetlebum anymore as the live versions are so much better and I can't listen to Song 2 cos i've heard it 10000000 times too many.. Apart from that I don't tend to skip many songs. Movin' On I find a bit tiresome sometimes and for some reason I tend to enjoy the...
by ricj
21 Feb 2017, 10:53
Forum: Live Downloads
Topic: Req: Glastonbury 1998 warm up shows?
Replies: 2
Views: 2357

Req: Glastonbury 1998 warm up shows?

Hi, just wondering if any recordings exist of the 1998 Glasto warm up shows? It was such a great setlist, i'd love to hear an alternative recording of it played in a more intimate setting.
by ricj
19 Feb 2017, 11:15
Forum: Blur
Topic: Bill Laswell Session - 2000
Replies: 71
Views: 30446

Re: Bill Laswell Session - 2000

I find these sessions intriguing also... I always wondered why they didn't continue on the creative wave they seemed to be riding following 13 and follow up the interest created by the Best Of album.. Were they planning to record a new album in 2000 and when it didn't work out, it began the downward...
by ricj
11 Feb 2017, 12:36
Forum: Blur
Topic: Thoughts on the self titled album
Replies: 54
Views: 13689

Re: Thoughts on the self titled album

I totally spontaneously listened to this album for the first time in years yesterday and was COMPLETELY unaware that it was it's 20th anniversary... How weird.. I can still remember the first time I heard it 20 years ago and being shocked at how different it was to the Blur we all knew at the time. ...
by ricj
19 Jan 2017, 18:31
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: Hallelujah Money
Replies: 105
Views: 39719

Re: Gorillaz - Phase 4: NEW SONG "Hallelujah Money"

Hmmm this isn't good at all...

Hoping it is to the new Gorillaz album what 'Don't Bomb' was to Think Tank....
by ricj
31 Jul 2016, 10:27
Forum: Blur
Topic: A thread for those disappointed by The Magic Whip
Replies: 63
Views: 28755

Re: A thread for those disappointed by The Magic Whip

It's the only Blur album I listen to all the time (i've quite literally listened to all the others to death and now need a good 5+ years away from them). The only songs i've been known to skip (only when listening in the car for some reason) are I Broadcast and every now and again, Spaceman. Not sur...
by ricj
26 Nov 2015, 18:52
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Magic Whip Tour 2015
Replies: 2148
Views: 452025

Re: The Magic Whip Tour

It is strange, yes.. Alex did a video where he invented people in Abu Dhabi to see the concert (edit: here it is - https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=986263781396524&id=148788988477345&refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com%2Fthenational.ae%2Fvideos%2F986263781396524%2F" onclick="window.open(...
by ricj
31 Oct 2015, 15:30
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur in Q's "100 Greatest Albums of the 90s"
Replies: 31
Views: 7581

Re: Blur in Q's "100 Greatest Albums of the 90s"

AdvertBreak wrote:There is so much I could say about those albums which is why I think we need a thread 8-)

Make one! I could talk about U2 in the 90's all day!