BLUR


"To the End" live


SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

Blur was formed in Colchester UK in summer 1989. The started out using the name "Seymour", but after having signed with Food Records they were persuaded to change their name into "Blur"
In 1990 they had their first single "She's So High" released and it became a minor hit.
Together with Manchester group "Oasis", Blur became main exponents for the new "Brit-Pop" movement
After a string of chart-topping singles and two artically and commercially highly succesful album, they radically changed their sound to a much simpler and less commercial guitar-based approach. With the single 1997 "Beeltebum" and the accompaning album they maintained most of their popularity, but tensions were grwowing inside the band. Lead singer Damon Albarn had begun a parallel career in the band Gorillaz, a band that eventually grew to become more popular than Blur
Guitarist Bruce Coxon left after the 1999 album "13", but they continue as a trio and have released one more album "Think Tank" as such

Band Members:

Damon Albarn: Born 1968. Composer, vocals, piano. As lead vocalist and his good looks Albarn was the naural outwards image of the band

Graham Coxon: Born 1969. Lead guitarist. Coxon´s highly original guitar-playing, became a major factoe in Blur´s change of sound in the late 1990´s

Dave Rowntree: Born 1964. Drums

Alex James: Born 1968. Bass.



Discography:


1. Leisure - Food 1991

Tracks:
1. She's So High / 2. Bang / 3. Slow Down / 4. Repetition / 5. Bad Day / 6. Sing / 7. There's No Other Way / 8. Fool / 9. Come Together / 10. High Cool / 11. Birthday / 12. Wear Me Down / 13. I Know * / 14. Inertia* / 15. Mr. Briggs*
Rating : 5


2. Modern Life is Rubbish - Food 1993

Tracks:
1. For Tomorrow/ 2. Advert/ 3. Colin Zeal / 4. Pressure On Julian / 5. Star Shaped / 6. Blue Jeans / 7. Chemical World / 8. Intermission / 9. Sunday Sunday / 10. Oily Water / 11. Miss America / 12. Villa Rosie / 13. Coping / 14. Turn It Up / 15. Resigned / 16. Commercial Break / 17. Popscene* / 18. Mace* / 19. Badgeman Brown* / 20. I'm Fine* / 21. Garden Central * / For Tomorrow* / 22. Into Another* / 23. Peach* / 24. Bone Bag* / 25. Hanging Over* / 26. When the Cows Come Home* / 27. Beachcoma* / 28. Chemical World (Reworked)* / 29. Es Schmecht* / 30. Young and Lovely* / 31. Maggie May* / 32. My Ark* / 33. Daisy Bell* / 34. Let's All Go Down the Strand*
Rating : 6


3. Park Life - Food 1994

Tracks:
1. Girls & Boys / 2. Tracy Jacks / 3. End of a Century / 4. Parklife / 5. Bank Holiday / 6. Badhead / 7. Debt Collector / 8. Far Out / 9. To the End / 10. London Loves / 11. Trouble in the Message Centre / 12. Clover over Dover / 13. Magic America / 14. Jubilee / 15. This Is a Low / 16. Lot 105 /17. Magpie* / 18. Anniversary Waltz* / 19. People in Europe* / 20. Peter Panic* / 21. Girls and Boys (Pet Shop Boys 12'' Remix)* / 22. Threadneedle Street* / 23. Got Yer!* / 24. Beard* / 25. To the End (French Version)* / 26. Supa Shoppa* / 27. Theme from an Imaginary Film* / 28. Red Necks* / 29. Alex's Song* / 30. Jubilee (Acoustic, BBC Live Version)* / 31. Parklife (Acoustic, BBC Live Version)* / 32. End of a Century (Acoustic Version)*
Rating : 8


4. The Great Escape - Food 1995

Tracks:
1. Stereotypes / 2. Country House / 3. Best Days / 4. Charmless Man / 5. Fade Away / 6. Top Man / 7. Universal / 8. Mr. Robinson's Quango / 9. He Thought of Cars / 10. It Could Be You / 11. Ernold Same / 12. Globe Alone / 13. Dan Abnormal / 14. Entertain Me / 15. Yuko and Hiro / 16. One Born Every Minute* / 17. To the End (La Comedie)* / 18. Ultranol* / 19. No Monsters in Me* / 20. Entertain Me (Live It! Remix)* / 21. The Man Who Left Himself* / 22. Tame* / 23. Ludwig* / 24. The Horrors* / 25. A Song* / 26. St Louis* / 27. Country House (Live)* / 28. Girls and Boys (Live)* / 29- Parklife (Live)* / 30. For Tomorrow (Live)* / 31. Charmless Man (Live At The Budokan)* / 32. Chemical World (Live At The Budokan)* / 33. Eine Kleine Lift Musik*
Rating : 7


5. Blur - Food 1997

Tracks:
1. Beetlebum / 2. Song 2 / 3. Country Sad Ballad Man / 4. M.O.R. / 5. On Your Own / 6. Theme From Retro / 7. You're So Great / 8. Death Of A Party / 9. Chinese Bombs / 10. I'm Just A Killer For Your Love / 11. Look Inside America / 12. Strange News From Another Star / 13. Movin' On / 14. Essex Dogs / 15. All Your Life / 16. A Spell (For Money) / 17. Woodpigeon Song* / 18. Dancehall* / 19. Get Out of Cities* / 20. Polished Stone* / 21. Bustin' and Dronin'* / 22. M.O.R. (Road Version)* / 23. Swallows in the Heatwave* / 24. Death of a Party (7'' Remix)* / 25. Cowboy Song* / 26. Beetlebum (Live Acoustic Version)* / 27. On Your Own (Live Acoustic Version)* / 28. Country Sad Ballad Man (Live Acoustic Version)* / 29. This Is a Low (Live Acoustic Version) / 30. M.O.R. (Live in Utrecht)* / 31. Death of a Party (Live in Utrecht)* / 32. Song 2 (Live in Utrecht)*
Rating : 7


6. Blur 13 - Food 1999

Tracks:
1. Tender / 2. Bugman / 3. Coffee & TV / 4. Swamp Song / 5. 1992 / 6. B.L.U.R.E.M.I. / 7. Battle / 8. Mellow Song / 9. Trailer Park / 10. Caramel / 11. Trimm Trabb / 12. No Distance Left to Run / 13. Optigan 1 / 14. French Song* / 15. All We Want* / 16. Mellow Jam* / 17. X-Offender (Damon/Control Freak's Bugman Remix) / 18. Coyote (Dave's Bugman Remix) / 19. Trade Stylee (Alex's Bugman Remix)* / 20. Metal Hip Slop (Graham's Bugman Remix)* / 21. So You* / 22. Beagle 2* / 23. Tender (Cornelius Remix)* / 24. Far Out (Beagle 2 Remix)* / 25. I Got Law (Demo)* / 26. Music Is My Radar* / 27. Black Book*
Rating : 6


7. Think Tank - Parlophone 2003

Tracks:
1. Ambulance / 2. Out Of Time / 3. Crazy Beat / 4. Good Song / 5. On The Way To The Club / 6. Brothers And Sisters / 7. Caravan / 8. We've Got A File On You / 9. Moroccan Peoples Revolutionary Bowls Club / 10. Sweet Song / 11. Jets / 12. Gene By Gene / 13. Battery In Your Leg / 14. Me, White Noise* / 15. Money Makes Me Crazy* / 16. Tune 2* / 17. The Outsider* / 18. Don't Be* / 19. Morricone* / 20. Me, White Noise* / 21. Some Glad Morning* / 22. Don't Be* / 23. Sweet Song (demo)* / 24. Caravan (XFM Session, October 2003)* / 25. End Of A Century (XFM Session, October 2003)* / 26. Good Song (XFM Session, October 2003)* / 27. Out Of Time (XFM Session, October 2003)* / 28. Tender (XFM Session, October 2003)*
Rating : 3


8. Magic Whip - Parlophone 2015

Tracks:
1. Lonesome Street / 2. New World Towers / 3. Go Out / 4. Ice Cream Man / 5. Thought I Was a Spaceman / 6. I Broadcast / 7. My Terracotta Heart / 8. There Are Too Many of Us / 9. Ghost Ship / 10. Pyongyang / 11. Ong Ong / 12. Mirrorball / 13. Y'all Doomed*
Rating :


9. Special Edition - Food Japan (Comp.)

Tracks:
1. Day upon Day [Live] / 2. Inertia / 3. Luminous / 4. Mace / 5. Badgeman Brown / 6. Hanging Over / 7. Peach / 8. When the Cows Come Home / 9. Maggie May / 10. Es Schmecht / 11. Fried / 12. Anniversary Waltz / 13. Threadneedle Street / 14. Got Yer! / 15. Supa Shoppa / 16. Beard / 17. Theme from an Imaginary Film / 18. Bank Holiday
Rating : 6

Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - September 29 - 2012

26 Parklife - 1994
68 13 - 1999
104 Blur - 1997
173 Modern Life is Rubbish - 1993
243 The Great Escape - 1995
395 Think Tank - 2003
802 Leisure - 1991
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My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:


1. Badhead ( Blur ) Parklife
2. Tracy Jacks ( Blur ) Parklife
3. To The End ( Blur ) Parklife
4. Clover Over Dover ( Blur ) Parklife
5. The Universal ( Blur ) The Great Escape
6. Tender ( Blur ) Blur 13
7. Coffee and TV ( Blur ) Blur 13
8. Threadneedle Street ( Blur ) Special Edition
9. Death Of a Party ( Blur ) Blur
10. Country Sad Ballad Man ( Blur ) Blur
11. Beetlebum ( Blur ) Blur
12. Best Days ( Blur ) The Great Escape
13. This Is a Low ( Blur ) Parklife
14. End of a Century ( Blur ) Modern Life is Rubbish
15. Blue Jeans ( Blur ) Modern Life Is Rubbish
16. She's So High ( Blur ) Leisure
17. La Comedie ( Blur ) Single with Francoise Hardy
18. For Tomorrow ( Blur ) Modern Life Is Rubbish
19. Park Life ( Blur ) Park Life
20. Far Out ( Blur ) Park Life
21. Country House ( Blur ) The Great Escape
22. Charmless Man ( Blur )The Great Escape
23. Look Inside America ( Blur ) Blur
24. Song 2 ( Blur ) Blur
25. No Distance Left To Run ( Blur ) Blur 13
26. Out of Time ( Albran/James/Rowntree ) Think Tank
27. Black Book ( Blur ) Single 2000
20. On Your Own ( Blur ) Blur

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