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1 year without Blur: January 14th 2014 Budokan

Posted: 14 Jan 2015, 13:56
by JAIME
Blur made the last show exactly 1 year ago, in the Budokan.

Thoughts about this last concert?
Do you think that Blur will do a gig again, or that was the end?
JAIME wrote:The last concert :( : Nippon Budokan in Tokyo (January 14th, 2014):

Theme from Retro and Girls & Boys:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sifLQdKsrYw

Girls & Boys and There's no other way:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w68ZDKMw96k

Beetlebum:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPapeOuEnSE

Young & Lovely:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nge2ufpqTnI

Out Of Time:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqRAlsrMnIc

Trimm Trabb:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fPdlS65EKA

Caramel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI74oeYp33g

Coffee & TV:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5Gh8PNyqDs

No distance left to run (for the 1rst time since 2012):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ef5VTDAn7A

Tender:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTuRXiURRyY

To the End:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW20Q9T87X0

Country House:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7ReKyt8GYw

Parklife (with Phil Daniels):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2mRJFx_CKE

End of a Century:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_LRCVQbFOA

Death of a party:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGhkjIW-WEw

THIS IS A LOW:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf0rwZMTop0

Yuko & Hiro:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw7veK3IpYE

Under the Westway:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EcIgkesj_A

For Tomorrow (Visit to Primrose Hill extended):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NJkJ24sfGc

The Universal:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IvhU_M9D7I

Song 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIlh3KhFJEA

Re: 1 year without Blur: January 14th 2014 Budokan

Posted: 14 Jan 2015, 18:18
by aldamasta
I think this was a good concert. I was happy with the Japan gigs mainly because they played Yuko and Hiro, one of my favorites! However, and this may just be wishful thinking, I don't believe it will be blur's last gig of all time. Since the members (Damon and Graham in particular, who throughout last year hung out together quite a bit whether it be for their bday parties or Heavy Seas gigs) all seem to be on really good terms ever since 2008/2009, and still seem to genuinely enjoy playing together and still bring energy when they perform, I think more gigs are inevitable. Hopefully it won't be too far away, but if it's anytime I'd be guessing around 2017/2018 (after Damon is done with the world tour that would most likely follow a new Gorillaz album.) Crossing my fingers that in that time they'll FINALLY finish a new album, that way we wouldn't be getting the same greatest hits setlist we've gotten for years now. If a new album was to follow the next Gorillaz one, I really hope Damon doesn't just take unused Gorillaz songs and put them on a blur record. I'd love to see Damon write songs specifically for blur (and in doing so actually writes some choruses, which he and Graham seem to hate lately haha) that put more of a focus on Graham's guitar parts/include more classic Graham melodies (which I believe the three reunion songs lacked at times), and have Alex and Dave working to become "everyday musicians" again, even if it's just for that album. I just want it to feel cohesive. Us fans deserve more blur!

Re: 1 year without Blur: January 14th 2014 Budokan

Posted: 14 Jan 2015, 21:26
by bugman
Im totally agree with you aldamasta

Re: 1 year without Blur: January 14th 2014 Budokan

Posted: 14 Jan 2015, 22:46
by Forever Low Man
I have nothing wrong with songs that don't have choruses, but if you do it as much as Damon does, and the songs aren't short, then they're going to be pretty fucking boring.

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Posted: 15 Jan 2015, 08:49
by tweedz
moan moan moan

Re: 1 year without Blur: January 14th 2014 Budokan

Posted: 16 Jan 2015, 12:52
by Forever Low Man
Graham?

Re: 1 year without Blur: January 14th 2014 Budokan

Posted: 16 Jan 2015, 12:56
by 101reykjavik
Forever Low Man wrote:Graham?
I did wonder. I was online when the first 'Moan, moan, moan' was posted in the Blur pictures thread. But I thought if that's his preferred opening gambit, he's probably not in the mood to chat much, so left it. :lol:

Re: 1 year without Blur: January 14th 2014 Budokan

Posted: 16 Jan 2015, 13:02
by tweedz
8-)

Re: 1 year without Blur: January 14th 2014 Budokan

Posted: 16 Jan 2015, 14:30
by rich
fish'n'chips for tea?

Re: 1 year without Blur: January 14th 2014 Budokan

Posted: 16 Jan 2015, 15:34
by stephen
I have my doubts.

Re: 1 year without Blur: January 14th 2014 Budokan

Posted: 17 Jan 2015, 09:17
by beatfloh
sounds more like an attention seeker

Re: 1 year without Blur: January 14th 2014 Budokan

Posted: 17 Jan 2015, 13:09
by tom_cas1
Highly unlikely that it's Graham. Please take no notice.

Re: 1 year without Blur: January 14th 2014 Budokan

Posted: 17 Jan 2015, 17:07
by 101reykjavik
tom_cas1 wrote:Highly unlikely that it's Graham. Please take no notice.
I know - that's the other reason I didn't reply really. Doubted as to whether it's really him.

Re: 1 year without Blur: January 14th 2014 Budokan

Posted: 17 Jan 2015, 19:34
by rich
rich wrote:fish'n'chips for tea?
He didn't respond to my cryptic question either! Can't be him...

Re: 1 year without Blur: January 14th 2014 Budokan

Posted: 18 Jan 2015, 15:44
by Liese
Highly unlikely, but oh I wish...