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Re: general blur thread

Postby AdvertBreak » 27 Dec 2017, 17:06

Obviously the Popscene single was great, I just really love Jehovahkill

But more than Modern Life is Rubbish though?...I don't know
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Re: general blur thread

Postby saltandgin » 29 Dec 2017, 23:16

Moritz wrote:I don't know if this was ever the object of a discussion, but dit The Jesus and Mary Chain influence Blur? They toured together etc., but was it ever mentioned or audible?

By the way, the sound of Far Gone And Out always reminds me a little bit of Bang: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v4AAd00dSQ


I think every indie band sounded like this at one point! At 1:09 it reminds me of Half the World away, naughty noel... :lol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v4AAd00dSQ
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Re: general blur thread

Postby Mallard No. 22 » 03 Jan 2018, 05:35

saltandgin wrote:
Moritz wrote:but did The Jesus and Mary Chain influence Blur?


I think every indie band sounded like this at one point!


Yes :)
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Re: general blur thread

Postby AdvertBreak » 13 Jan 2018, 01:13

I went for an open day at university today and I met Cliff Jones, who told me the story of how he peddled for Blur to appear on the cover of the Face's Union Jack cover after he heard a 2.5" CD of Girls & Boys, despite his colleagues telling him that Blur were finished.
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Re: general blur thread

Postby Mallard No. 22 » 17 Jan 2018, 07:44

Great story AB.

If Blur hadn't released 'Girls & Boys' when they did, they may well have struggled.
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Re: general blur thread

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Re: general blur thread

Postby Pavlich » 20 Jan 2018, 11:04

lumaka wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05v4ph9

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And Graham was the hard done by alcoholic...
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Re: general blur thread

Postby Mark72 » 20 Jan 2018, 12:45

lumaka wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05v4ph9

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Fantastic! Love em both. Nonsense or not! :D
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Re: general blur thread

Postby Moritz » 26 Jan 2018, 22:17

It is often written that Look Inside America is about touring in the USA (By the way: One of the best bits from the self titled album). But is it more from the 1992 tour or from the later, short tour legs in 1995/1996? Both could be possible.
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Re: general blur thread

Postby dparrott » 28 Jan 2018, 17:34

The line "got an ad on KROQ" (L.A. radio station) kinda points to 95/96. They weren't popular enough for that in 1992.
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Re: general blur thread

Postby Petter » 28 Jan 2018, 22:04

I always think of this when I hear that song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD3jTSTLLhI

I think the last part of the Great Escape tour was a bit rough..I think I've read somewhere that they were supposed to tour through the summer of 96, but ended the tour around easter (With only a few summer shows)
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Re: general blur thread

Postby stephen » 29 Jan 2018, 10:14

Petter wrote:I always think of this when I hear that song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD3jTSTLLhI

I think the last part of the Great Escape tour was a bit rough..I think I've read somewhere that they were supposed to tour through the summer of 96, but ended the tour around easter (With only a few summer shows)


I need to set a side a couple of hours to watch this, the crowd sound dreadful.
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