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Re: Blur and David Bowie

Posted: 15 Feb 2016, 20:17
by 101reykjavik
It is indeed a great little clip. Thanks so much for posting it up daii. :)

Re: Blur and David Bowie

Posted: 15 Feb 2016, 20:48
by vitekm

Re: Blur and David Bowie

Posted: 15 Feb 2016, 22:22
by tom_cas1
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.

Re: Blur and David Bowie

Posted: 15 Feb 2016, 23:03
by Plexihead

Re: Blur and David Bowie

Posted: 15 Feb 2016, 23:54
by Mark72
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.

http://youtu.be/pjkNXuhJElw

Re: Blur and David Bowie

Posted: 19 Feb 2016, 15:49
by MsMagicAmerica
the only thing about that video is that I can't hear the English. All I hear is the French :(

Re: Blur and David Bowie

Posted: 05 May 2019, 14:50
by lumaka

Re: Blur and David Bowie

Posted: 05 May 2019, 20:55
by rich
and of course we nearly had Bowie/gorillaz...

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Re: Blur and David Bowie

Posted: 06 May 2019, 15:48
by tom_cas1
A Bowie/Gorillaz collaboration would have been divine.

Re: Blur and David Bowie

Posted: 06 May 2019, 23:44
by MsMagicAmerica
tom_cas1 wrote:
06 May 2019, 15:48
A Bowie/Gorillaz collaboration would have been divine.
How I wish there was a Bowie/Gorillaz collab, but alas...

Re: Blur and David Bowie

Posted: 10 May 2019, 15:35
by loveinthe90s
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?

Re: Blur and David Bowie

Posted: 12 May 2019, 01:05
by TracyJosh
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.

Re: Blur and David Bowie

Posted: 16 May 2019, 18:07
by TristramShandy
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.

Re: Blur and David Bowie

Posted: 30 May 2019, 12:30
by munch
i wonder whether Damon didn't want to collab with bowie, out of everyone, maybe he just saw him too highly to even touch

Re: Blur and David Bowie

Posted: 06 Jun 2019, 09:50
by TracyJosh
Bowie was pretty elusive most years Gorillaz were active while he was still alive and he was very particular in what he worked on. Having said that, he did collab with Arcade Fire and he always respected Damon so likely the right time and place just never came to be?

I personally would have loved to hear him somewhere on Plastic Beach. Certain parts of that album have a very Bowie atmosphere.