Blur and David Bowie

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Re: Blur and David Bowie

Post by 101reykjavik » 15 Feb 2016, 20:17

It is indeed a great little clip. Thanks so much for posting it up daii. :)
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Re: Blur and David Bowie

Post by vitekm » 15 Feb 2016, 20:48

and here´s some more

http://www.contactmusic.com/david-bowie ... loves-blur" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Blur and David Bowie

Post by tom_cas1 » 15 Feb 2016, 22:22

I played my girlfriend Blur the other day, Good Song to be precise, and she said it reminded her of Bowie. Now, she's a huge Bowie fan and has all of his work but hasn't heard much of Blur apart from what I've played her. I just found her comment very very interesting.
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Re: Blur and David Bowie

Post by Plexihead » 15 Feb 2016, 23:03

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Post by Mark72 » 15 Feb 2016, 23:54

David praising think tank at the start of the video and then David and Damon interviewed together at the end of the fashion performance 2003.

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Re: Blur and David Bowie

Post by MsMagicAmerica » 19 Feb 2016, 15:49

the only thing about that video is that I can't hear the English. All I hear is the French :(
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Re: Blur and David Bowie

Post by rich » 05 May 2019, 20:55

and of course we nearly had Bowie/gorillaz...

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Re: Blur and David Bowie

Post by tom_cas1 » 06 May 2019, 15:48

A Bowie/Gorillaz collaboration would have been divine.
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Re: Blur and David Bowie

Post by MsMagicAmerica » 06 May 2019, 23:44

tom_cas1 wrote:
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A Bowie/Gorillaz collaboration would have been divine.
How I wish there was a Bowie/Gorillaz collab, but alas...
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Re: Blur and David Bowie

Post by loveinthe90s » 10 May 2019, 15:35

Girls and Boys and It's No Game? Was talking about the resemblance between these two songs with a Bowie fan the other day, surprised there's not much discussion about it.
Also I remember Graham said he was trying to be Robert Fripp on London Loves?

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Re: Blur and David Bowie

Post by TracyJosh » 12 May 2019, 01:05

A lot of Graham's work on Parklife is very Fripp inspired. The guitar solo in London Loves is almost exactly the same as the solo in Fashion.

You have a case for the guitar on Girls and Boys and It's no game too! Similar two note chords going from major to minor on the 3rd.

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Re: Blur and David Bowie

Post by TristramShandy » 16 May 2019, 18:07

Bowie has always fascinated me in his way of twisting the harmonic progressions in veeeery weird way, e.g. on Rock 'N' Roll Suicide: the song starts as a basic 4-chord sequence in C, nothing too far-fetched, but then there's this build-up where you don't really understand what's going on, and eventually the song ends on a majestic C# chord! And yet it sounds completely seamless.

I find this could be related (to some extent) to some chord sequences in songs by Blur, in which you can really wonder what the main key is, maybe Strange News From Another Star for an example offhand.

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