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Re: Blur song facts

Postby AdvertBreak » 04 Mar 2018, 03:15

The "alternate" MLIR track list was bollocks.

Note how all of Popscene's B-sides are on there alongside the song itself.

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Re: Blur song facts

Postby Forever Low Man » 04 Mar 2018, 04:17

AdvertBreak wrote:The "alternate" MLIR track list was bollocks.

Note how all of Popscene's B-sides are on there alongside the song itself.

Note how tweedo appeared to refute its existence in ye olde days of forum

exactly. at most, it was simply an early tracklist that got canned.

guided by voices have quite a few of those (5 or 6 canned versions of bee thousand, 4 or 5 canned versions of under the bushes under the stars, 2 albums that would eventually become propeller, etc)
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Re: Blur song facts

Postby Moritz » 04 Mar 2018, 21:26

Badgeman Brown was planned to be a moderat chart hit, but never gained big attention.

And the distorted dialog at the end of Theme from Retro was Damon, talking to a bouncer outside a club during Blur's US tour.
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Re: Blur song facts

Postby blurdamongorgeous » 14 Mar 2018, 00:49

Ah you guys are all great! I'm afraid I haven't got my copy of 3862 days yet!

Any song facts for their first album?
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Re: Blur song facts

Postby stephen » 14 Mar 2018, 11:19

blurdamongorgeous wrote:Ah you guys are all great! I'm afraid I haven't got my copy of 3862 days yet!

Any song facts for their first album?


I know the song sing used to be a bit more uptempo/upbeat. There's a demo/live version of it knocking about and it sounds very different.
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Re: Blur song facts

Postby dougharrison » 14 Mar 2018, 21:31

Sing got it's name because Damon couldn't think of a vocal that worked with the music, so the title was a reminder that he still needed to sing, it was the last song on the album to be finished for this reason.
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Re: Blur song facts

Postby stephen » 20 Mar 2018, 21:37

Watched this video last night and thought there's a tonne of information there which might get you started (mostly on production because it's Graham Coxon and Stephen Street being interviewed).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8n8k0fB82nU

Stephen Street often mentions the use of 'radar' which was an all in one recording software/hard drive which was used on the untitled album. That's why we get a looser sounding record because there wasn't as much restriction and would explain why the self-titled album and 13 sound so much different to there previous albums. There wasn't a lengthy process with food records to approve demos before they got produced.
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Re: Blur song facts

Postby dparrott » 24 Mar 2018, 04:33

Moritz wrote:Badgeman Brown was planned to be a moderat chart hit, but never gained big attention.


Seriously??? Wow. I can't imagine that being a hit.

The studio version of "Never Clever" is about half speed of the live version on the CW single. I LOL'd when I first heard the studio version. I like it but it's silly and weird.
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