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by ricj
01 Apr 2015, 08:56
Forum: Blur
Topic: Favorite tracks: Blur
Replies: 66
Views: 21102

Re: Favorite tracks: Blur

Death Of a Party
Essex Dogs
Strange News
Theme From Retro
Beetlebum
by ricj
31 Mar 2015, 19:47
Forum: Blur
Topic: Tips on how to distract your mind for another month
Replies: 40
Views: 10728

Re: Tips on how to distract your mind for another month

I'm just listening to previous Blur things until the album is released. I have now fully familiarised myself with and totally love all the songs played at the secret gig and just know I will listen to them to death before the 27th if I carry on so have banned myself until the album comes out. I am a...
by ricj
30 Mar 2015, 17:54
Forum: Blur
Topic: Oh Damon
Replies: 61
Views: 19333

Re: Oh Damon

I like the way we fans are split on this issue! And i'm perfectly comfortable with my opinion. Even now, 6 years on, I still never get tired of seeing photos of the four of them together just the same as back then I could never feel comfortable with photos of them as a three piece.. The relief I fel...
by ricj
30 Mar 2015, 17:40
Forum: Blur
Topic: Oh Damon
Replies: 61
Views: 19333

Re: Oh Damon

As I said, to me, it's only a Blur album by name. This notion started as a self defence mechanism enabling me to actually bring myself to listen to, and love the album back when I was absolutely distraught at the departure of Graham. Rightly or wrongly I will always see it as not quite a Blur album.
by ricj
30 Mar 2015, 17:22
Forum: Blur
Topic: Oh Damon
Replies: 61
Views: 19333

Re: Oh Damon

So what, Think Tank isn't a real Blur album because Graham isn't on it? Well by that logic Sticky Fingers and Exile On Main Street aren't real Rolling Stones albums because Brian Jones isn't on them. Ridiculous!! Think Tank is 100% a Blur album. Now, I understand Damon's point of view because it ob...
by ricj
30 Mar 2015, 12:48
Forum: Blur
Topic: Secret London gig, 20 March 2015 (stream on March 25)
Replies: 1356
Views: 318495

Re: Secret London gig, March 20 (stream on March 25)

I'm going to officially have a release on the 27th...
by ricj
30 Mar 2015, 12:42
Forum: Blur
Topic: Oh Damon
Replies: 61
Views: 19333

Re: Oh Damon

I've always been of the opinion that TT is only reeaally a blur record by name.

I still love it though (apart from Gene by Gene which i've only listened to 3 and a half times...
by ricj
30 Mar 2015, 12:39
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Magic Whip Reviews
Replies: 870
Views: 198863

Re: The Magic Whip Reviews

Rubi wrote:I might be wrong, but I remember either Damon or Alex saying Think Tank was going to be their best album prior to release.

Yeah even in his book Alex says it's the best thing they've ever done..!
by ricj
29 Mar 2015, 23:21
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Magic Whip Tour 2015
Replies: 2148
Views: 450016

Re: The Magic Whip Tour

You'd think THEY'D be fed up of playing it by now! It's not like it was a single or anything (for the casuals).

I'd also love to see the back of Parklife but that's obviously not going to happen!
by ricj
29 Mar 2015, 22:35
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Magic Whip Tour 2015
Replies: 2148
Views: 450016

Re: The Magic Whip Tour

Great setlist. The ONLY thing that spoils it for me is the continued presence of Tracy Jacks.. I'd be happy never to hear them play that song again!

Oh and i'd rather Trailerpark than 1992 but i'd be over the moon with either!
by ricj
29 Mar 2015, 10:37
Forum: Blur
Topic: Me White Noise vs. Crazy Beat on Think Tank
Replies: 63
Views: 19677

Re: Me White Noise vs. Crazy Beat on Think Tank

I would've kept both songs on the album myself - I'm not a Crazy Beat hater!

I love Me White Noise more though. As for the Phil Daniels version, I quite like the notion that it's the same man from Parklife but 10 years later and he's jaded and angry and slightly losing the plot. Darklife!
by ricj
29 Mar 2015, 10:34
Forum: Blur
Topic: Favorite tracks: Modern Life Is Rubbish
Replies: 87
Views: 34331

Re: Favorite tracks: Modern Life Is Rubbish

Chemical World
Coping
Miss America
Colin Zeal
Blue Jeans
by ricj
29 Mar 2015, 10:31
Forum: Blur
Topic: Starshaped film
Replies: 28
Views: 12476

Re: Starshaped film

article about Ifan Thomas, there are some quotes about Blur in there: http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/lifestyle/sa-lifestyle/dugeons-and-dining-with-ifan-thomas/story-fnizi7vf-1226827286223 The article says he left them in 1999, but I believe it was during their 1997 American tour. I think i've read ...
by ricj
29 Mar 2015, 10:30
Forum: Blur
Topic: Starshaped film
Replies: 28
Views: 12476

Re: Starshaped film

TripleJay97 wrote:I completely forgot Jamie was in this! :D

"James" Hewlett at the time. Total stoned hippy in the film.
by ricj
29 Mar 2015, 09:21
Forum: Blur
Topic: Starshaped film
Replies: 28
Views: 12476

Re: Starshaped film

I bought it in 1999 and used to watch it at least once a month. It much be over 10 years since i've seen it though but am planning another watch imminently. My favourite bit is probably when Graham gets lost. That bit at the end with that clueless woman ("ey up we've got a rocker ere") who's trying ...