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Re: Demon Days... Oh My God.

Post by tom_cas1 » 13 Jul 2015, 19:02

davidsutter wrote:MLIR, Blur, TMW, Demon Days and Plastic Beach are a solid top five but I have no idea in what order.
For me (in order):

1] Demon Days
2] The Magic Whip
3] The Good, The Bad & The Queen
4] 13
5] MLIR
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Re: Demon Days... Oh My God.

Post by Forever Low Man » 13 Jul 2015, 19:06

AdvertBreak wrote:Leisure is only different from other baggy albums in that it has a shoegaze influence. Not all the tracks do, but its there in, say, She's So High, and of course, Sing. Apart from that and much of Graham's work, I wouldn't refrain from saying it has anything that set it apart from the crowd.
The b-sides were pretty shoegazey.

Imagine how awesome Leisure would have been if it had more of the b-sides. Of course, if Leisure hadn't suffered the backlash that it did, we wouldn't have Modern Life Is Rubbish.
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Re: Demon Days... Oh My God.

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 16 Jul 2015, 06:24

'Leisure' took huge doses of baggy and shoegazing. These were genres of the time it was recorded, and it couldn't really avoid them.

These genres had died off by 1993 so 'Modern Life Is Rubbish' would have to take influences from elsewhere. If I remember right, MLIR with its 'British-ness' was more baffling to the reviewers at the time than 'Leisure' had been.
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Re: Demon Days... Oh My God.

Post by 101reykjavik » 16 Jul 2015, 06:59

Exactly. Damon's belief in creating a 'British sound' was viewed with scepticism by the record company and the press didn't really get it. Leisure was unfortunately guided by a 'me too' approach towards the baggy scene etc. Not that the band wanted it, but it did fit more easily into an established bracket.
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Post by Stefan » 16 Jul 2015, 07:04

http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/musicnews/s4275056.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

So no Blur tour in September? :(

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Post by TripleJay97 » 16 Jul 2015, 08:25

101reykjavik wrote:Exactly. Damon's belief in creating a 'British sound' was viewed with scepticism by the record company and the press didn't really get it.
Hence why Popscene was a disaster initially.
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Re: Demon Days... Oh My God.

Post by daii » 16 Jul 2015, 13:30

Stefan wrote:http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/musicnews/s4275056.htm

So no Blur tour in September? :(
I think the tour ends in october

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Re: Demon Days... Oh My God.

Post by thespider » 16 Jul 2015, 14:19

If he's already onboard with a new Gorillaz album then plus GBQ and his new musical, I'll be surprised if there's more Blur dates get added to the tour.

Quite weird that they're touring the Magic Whip less than they're tour of 2012 and 2013.
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Re: Demon Days... Oh My God.

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 20 Jul 2015, 07:33

TripleJay97 wrote:
101reykjavik wrote:Exactly. Damon's belief in creating a 'British sound' was viewed with scepticism by the record company and the press didn't really get it.
Hence why Popscene was a disaster initially.
I don't remember any reviews for 'Popscene' referring to it as a 'British sound'. But maybe there was?

My memory is that there was disappointment that it came in & out of the chart so quick, given that 'There's No Other Way' and then 'Leisure' had made such an impression.

The 'Britishness' came from 'For Tomorrow' onwards - Popscene began to be associated with it after this.
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