The Magic Whip Reviews

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Re: The Magic Whip Reviews

Post by davidsutter » 24 Mar 2015, 17:37

was about to make a post but it turned out being the exact same as what tom just said

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Re: The Magic Whip Reviews

Post by 101reykjavik » 24 Mar 2015, 17:42

I did actually rate ER, but The Magic Whip is a lot better, there's no denying that. It should be getting 9/10s in my opinion.
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Re: The Magic Whip Reviews

Post by tom_cas1 » 24 Mar 2015, 17:48

Agreed! Based on the live show it's as close to a 10 as possible.
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Re: The Magic Whip Reviews

Post by sara-m-a » 24 Mar 2015, 17:48

Thank you Daii, that was quite a wonderful reading, particularly Graham's interview, it leaves you with a really nice image about how are things between them :D
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Re: The Magic Whip Reviews

Post by munch » 24 Mar 2015, 18:54

I remember hearing a bunch of reviewers in the past commenting on stuff Damon and Graham had done and saying things like 'I've got no time for the fun tracks'.

What da hell kinda review is that :lol: (I think I heard this on the radio )
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Re: The Magic Whip Reviews

Post by 101reykjavik » 24 Mar 2015, 19:24

Yes, really good read. Thank you again!

Graham's further elaboration on the process and working methods in Hong Kong were interesting. Something I did pick up from Graham's piece; whilst we will all be eternally grateful to Graham for his efforts to drag this album into existence (thank you Tweedz, ya hero!), it's very interesting to hear that the initial jamming sessions in HK were instigated by Damon. Graham was all set for five days of lazing around the hotel. I guess we shouldn't be surprised at Damon's work ethic kicking in (five days off, you must be crazy!!), but again, it's part of the journey in how this most unlikely of albums came to pass.
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Re: The Magic Whip Reviews

Post by tom_cas1 » 24 Mar 2015, 19:41

I'd love to hear the initial jams and ideas from the Hong Kong session.
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Re: The Magic Whip Reviews

Post by TripleJay97 » 24 Mar 2015, 19:50

tom_cas1 wrote:I'd love to hear the initial jams and ideas from the Hong Kong session.
Yeah, I was just thinking that before, what I'd give to listen to those tapes :shock:
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Re: The Magic Whip Reviews

Post by Daysleeper » 24 Mar 2015, 19:53

Mmm, i'm not happy with it only getting an 8, still pretty positive though.

They should hopefully start rolling out over the next couple of weeks, thanks for posting!

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Re: The Magic Whip Reviews

Post by Lt Pinkerton » 24 Mar 2015, 20:13

Yeah, that review was very positive as a whole, no need to worry for just a number. Still, 8/10 is a pretty good mark! I expect most reviews to be on the 7,5/9 range.

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Re: The Magic Whip Reviews

Post by Jensen » 24 Mar 2015, 20:49

TripleJay97 wrote:
tom_cas1 wrote:I'd love to hear the initial jams and ideas from the Hong Kong session.
Yeah, I was just thinking that before, what I'd give to listen to those tapes :shock:
We'll have to wait for the Rarities discs included in Blur 31 :lol:
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Re: The Magic Whip Reviews

Post by Rubi » 24 Mar 2015, 22:24

Thanks for the Uncut scans, dali. It was a good read, especially Graham's bits.

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Re: The Magic Whip Reviews

Post by tender » 25 Mar 2015, 16:15

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“We were all scared to death,” Coxon says. “I wanted Damon to feel that it was nearly finished and I was hoping that it would inspire him.

After the first track, he started to warm up. Then he started swearing. Then he started dancing around a bit. Then Dave and Alex shoved some bass on here and there where it needed to be redone because the sound wasn’t that brilliant, the Hong Kong recordings.”

I really enjoyed reading that bit, glad they are sharing those stories with us and if NME is reading this, Graham Coxon should get a hero of the year award end of !

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Re: The Magic Whip Reviews

Post by My Name Is Mud » 25 Mar 2015, 17:02

tender wrote:http://www.uncut.co.uk/news/blurs-graha ... eath-67361

“We were all scared to death,” Coxon says. “I wanted Damon to feel that it was nearly finished and I was hoping that it would inspire him.

After the first track, he started to warm up. Then he started swearing. Then he started dancing around a bit. Then Dave and Alex shoved some bass on here and there where it needed to be redone because the sound wasn’t that brilliant, the Hong Kong recordings.”

I really enjoyed reading that bit, glad they are sharing those stories with us and if NME is reading this, Graham Coxon should get a hero of the year award end of !
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Re: The Magic Whip Reviews

Post by sara-m-a » 25 Mar 2015, 17:07

Then he started dancing around a bit
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