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    Hey I figured since there were so many threads about great bands I would mention one of my favorites, Blur.

    I know singer Damon Albarn has been busy with the Gorillaz and now The Good The Bad The Queen. I liked both projects, but it should be time to get back to what he does best- Blur.

    I hear guitarist Graham Coxon will likley be returning for a new album within the next year. I have my fingers crossed.

    I can't name just one great album. Parklife, Modern Life is Rubbish, Blur or even The Great Escape and 13. They have so many great singles:

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    man, I am getting carried away with all the good ones!
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    Blur never really got their due here in the States. Parklife and The Great Escape are both great albums and they've never really made a bad one but they haven't been the same without Coxon. If he comes back it could really be something to look forward to.
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    I saw Blur at the Congress Theatre in 2003 on their tour for Think Tank. Simon Tong from the Verve was on guitar (he is in the Gorillaz and The Good The Bad The Queen as well) he did a tremendous job. He is not; however, a true replacement for Graham. I think what did Blur in, was them not being a group anymore around the recording of Think Tank when Graham left. They let booze and drugs finish them off. It became easier to do for themselves with side projects.


    Albarn likes his side projects because everybody there does what he truly says without question. Graham kept him in check until it got to the point where he had to go.

    The Gorillaz was successful in that respect, but they aren't Blur. Ironically the Gorillaz gave him more mainstream success in the U.S. I guess to truly make it as an international act you have to break in the US and UK. Blur is huge everywhere but the U.S. like alot of acts. Oasis is like this too. They did better than Blur did in the 90's in the US, but they are still quite a huge act everywhere else.

    I hear they should be getting back together to do something. This would be great. They should go back to sounds more reminiscent of what built their fan base and not the cross between the Gorillaz and Think Tank type tunes that Albarn seems to write these days.
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    Whoa, surprised to see this thread here. I am a HUGE Blur fan and I am really enjoying TGTBATQ album right now. I really hope we get a proper Blur album soon. Hey, I went to see Blur at the State in Detroit in Oct. of 95. It was a GREAT show. That was pre-internet for me and I would love to find a setlist from that show. Appreciate any help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevaxe2k1 View Post
    Whoa, surprised to see this thread here. I am a HUGE Blur fan and I am really enjoying TGTBATQ album right now. I really hope we get a proper Blur album soon. Hey, I went to see Blur at the State in Detroit in Oct. of 95. It was a GREAT show. That was pre-internet for me and I would love to find a setlist from that show. Appreciate any help!
    I like TGTBATQ record too. I think some of the Blur fan sites have setlists, but it seems for more recent gigs. I just got a live cd called Live From the Pit. It is a radio broadcast of 15 songs from 1997 when the Blur album was out. Good stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevaxe2k1 View Post
    Whoa, surprised to see this thread here. I am a HUGE Blur fan and I am really enjoying TGTBATQ album right now. I really hope we get a proper Blur album soon. Hey, I went to see Blur at the State in Detroit in Oct. of 95. It was a GREAT show. That was pre-internet for me and I would love to find a setlist from that show. Appreciate any help!
    Hey I bet your setlist is a variation of this one from Dublin on the 95' tour and what was on the official Blur Live from Japan album:

    The Great Escape
    Charmless Man
    Tracy Jacks
    PopScene
    End of a Century
    It Could Be You
    Coping/Sunday Sunday
    Mr Robinson's Quango
    Jubilee
    To The End
    Fade Away/She's So High
    Chemical World
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    Country House
    Best Days
    Girls & Boys
    Stereotypes
    He Thought of Cars
    Globe Alone
    This is a Low
    Parklife
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    The Universal


    I would like a boot from that gig!
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    Next month Blur go back into the studio with Graham Coxon the original guitar player! I can't wait. I hope they tour the states behind it as well.
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    I always found it ironic that Blur's only crack within the American market was "Song 2", which, as we know, is a very un-Blur-like song. Brit pop traditionally only has a niche market within the US. That's why groups like Oasis, the Jam, and the Small Faces never really caught on here.

    I've always been a fan of Damon's versatility and inventiveness and Blur as a group is one of my favorites. Though, to be truthful, I'm more of a Jam fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yesterdays View Post
    I always found it ironic that Blur's only crack within the American market was "Song 2", which, as we know, is a very un-Blur-like song. Brit pop traditionally only has a niche market within the US. That's why groups like Oasis, the Jam, and the Small Faces never really caught on here.

    I've always been a fan of Damon's versatility and inventiveness and Blur as a group is one of my favorites. Though, to be truthful, I'm more of a Jam fan.
    Oasis never caught on here? You're kidding right?

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    Oasis never caught on here? You're kidding right?
    No, Oasis never garnered the attention here that they received in England and the rest of the world. According to Wikipedia, they only had three chart hits in the US: Wonderwall, Don't Look Back In Anger, and Champagne Supernova, all from the same one successful album, (Whats The Story) Morning Glory? (which, for the most part, critics panned).

    Did you know they have nine albums out? I didn't. It may have seemed that Oasis was all over the place in 1995, but the attention quickly sputtered out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yesterdays View Post
    No, Oasis never garnered the attention here that they received in England and the rest of the world. According to Wikipedia, they only had three chart hits in the US: Wonderwall, Don't Look Back In Anger, and Champagne Supernova, all from the same one successful album, (Whats The Story) Morning Glory? (which, for the most part, critics panned).

    Did you know they have nine albums out? I didn't. It may have seemed that Oasis was all over the place in 1995, but the attention quickly sputtered out.
    I guess...it's just that back in 95/96 it seemed that every single person was obsessed with these guys. I never cared much for them...they were OK. Hardly the best group to come out of the UK in recent times. I don't recall a single time walking into a coffee house and not hearing the resident acoustic guy doing Wonderwall. Epiphone even released an Oasis signature dot.

    On a side note, there's a guy here in Houston who is obsessed with putting an Oasis tribute band together. He posts on Craigslist about every week. For a while it started this a whole tornado of postings where people were shitting all over him and then I started posting joke tribute band listings and then everyone else started doing the same thing...it was pretty damn funny...guess you had to be there though...haahaahaha...

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    I love Oasis too. Their last tour was great. I really liked their most recent cd Don't Believe the Truth. I have all of their's and Blur's stuff. I think Oasis' first album was one of the best debuts of all time. It ranks up there. Britpop may be semmingly a niche market, but these groups are big all over the world. You have to make it in the USA to be a real player in the game, but it doesn't mean they won't still kick ass. Queen went through this after the 80's began.

    As lomg as these guys still record and keep the states on their tour schedule I will be happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel Yell5 View Post
    I love Oasis too. Their last tour was great. I really liked their most recent cd Don't Believe the Truth. I have all of their's and Blur's stuff. I think Oasis' first album was one of the best debuts of all time. It ranks up there. Britpop may be semmingly a niche market, but these groups are big all over the world. You have to make it in the USA to be a real player in the game, but it doesn't mean they won't still kick ass. Queen went through this after the 80's began.

    As lomg as these guys still record and keep the states on their tour schedule I will be happy.
    i have to say, most of the "new" bands since the mid nineties that I have really liked have all been from the UK. I love Travis, James, Radiohead, Blur and several others...the last 10-15 years have been very good for English and UK groups...though I'm not as familiar with Oasis' body of work as I probably should be, it wouldn't suprise me in the least that their work is stellar. The stuff that got very popular was OK...and they've been on my list of bands to explore more deeply for a long time. It was just very easy for me to be turned off by all the hype that surrounded them back in the nineties. I hate the hype machine. It makes it so difficult to really like a band. It just creates a lot of noise that really gets in the way of me connecting with the group.

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    But then England has always cranked out more good-to-great bands per capita than probably anyplace else.

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    Well I think that oasis may have been huge in other worldly markets but not here. I could be wrong. The only thing I remember about that band is that one brother was a tool and the other one was the older tool. Mtv made a big deal about it.

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