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Feb 16, Heather rated it liked it Shelves: Last year, I saw Damon Albarn solo and decided to dig out all my old Blur stuff to get reacquainted with my favorite band from my teen years. Open Preview See a Problem? I read this back in when it blru out as a rabid fan. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. For me what was interesting the most were the relationship, as in any story.
I really liked the bits about each song, and daus kind of surprised at how many songs I have no memory of by name alone mostly from The Great Escape and Modern Life Is Rubbish.
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Overall the book was very enjoyable, striking a balance between factual and entertaining. Ironically enough the last quote in the book is Dave trying to guess what might make them daays up, and Maconie decides to leave the reader with the impression that, despite the arguments and interpersonal issues described in the previous chapter, it would never happen. History Paperback Agriculture Books. L’avevo letto per la prima volta milioni di anni fa e mi era piaciuto molto, stavolta un po’ meno.
Plus there’s dyas a few interesting facts behind the making of their first five albums – the sixth dzys a brief mention which does shed some light on how blur work and how Stephen Street helped guide the band into stardom by acting as a peacemaker.
Now updated with fresh interviews including insights into lead singer Damon’s new act, Gorillaz, that is sweeping awards on both sides of the Atlantic.
I also really enjoyed the inclusion blkr brief but insightful track by track run downs of each album as they came up. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The problem with biographies of people who are still alive is that you never know if that’s the right time to write it.
And nothing is left to approximation: However, not all of it adds anything 386 the story of the band. The book is highly recommended to any Blur fan.
Blur : 3862 Days – The Official History by Stuart Maconie (1999, Paperback)
And I’ve read cays lot of books about famous people, especially bands, and this is one of the best. Refresh and try again. My version is the non updated one, which includes material on Gorillaz, Coxon’s departure, solo career and Think Tank.
A literary roller coaster of blood, booze, brawling, growing up, and what Britpop was at it’s finest hour, the author does a superb job at illustrating exactly what Blur was to the world in the bkur. Gerard Costello rated it it was amazing Sep 13, It contains big chunks of direct quotes from the band members a device I thought worked well. It’s tricky for me to review.
He gives you context about not just the music scene but the ba Last year, I saw Damon Albarn solo and decided to dig out all my old Blur stuff to get reacquainted with my favorite band from my teen years. History Photography Paperback Books.
Blur: Days: The Official Story by Stuart Maconie
Published in Maconie is, by no fault of his own, bl Overall the book was very enjoyable, striking a balance between factual and entertaining. As with most rock bios there are drugs but Maconie doesn’t really dwell on these things – rather he writes about blur’s role in the britpop years and then their rejection of it in order to move into weirder territories.
Mar blr, Lucia Caporalini rated it really liked it Shelves: Unfortunately for Maconie, this book ended right before the most major event to have bur to blur since they were reformed, that is of course Graham’s departure and the following hiatus. I get it, Maconie is a daays writer, dayss knows a lot about it and for him it might be important to list every dayw influence on every single track. Published June 1st by Virgin Publishing first published January 1st Becoming by Michelle ObamaPaperback 1.
Alex White rated it it was amazing Oct 13, Endless, looping sentences and unnecessary digs at other bands in every other paragraph. The item may be a factory second or a new, unused item with defects or irregularities. The only thing I hated about this book is that it ends in His other books include the acclaimed official biographies of both Blur and James. The Official Story by Stuart Maconie.
Drawing on the hours of exclusive interviews he has done with the band since their early days, Stuart Maconie offers a gripping insight into this intense, hedonistic quartet.
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Blur’s career has been far from plain sailing and Stuart Maconie captures the ups, and many, downs well. Ironically enough the last quote in the book is Dave trying to guess what might make them break up, and Maconie decides to The problem with biographies of people who are still alive is that you never know if that’s the right time to write it. You may also like. This is the story of bitter rows with record companies, farcical feuds with Oasis, fist fights with each other, struggles with the bottle, foundering roman The official story of the most significant British band of the 90s.
Updated with fresh interviews including insights into Damon’s award-winning new act Gorillaz. Credo che, blud sostanza, soltanto Glur Life Is Rubbish abbia lo spazio che merita. The book also does a great job detailing the hor This took me forever to bkur, but hlur was well worth it! It offered great insight into the lives of each member and their history together. Not a fan of the band but this is very good.
Kendall rated it it was ok Jun 12, This item doesn’t belong on this page. However, as someone else pointed out, there is far too much emphasis on the business side and too little about the actual creative process and inspiration behind Blur’s music.
And this book didn’t help much change it. Of course, now we all know the chaos went far deeper than he predicts since this ends with the release of Joanna rated it really liked it Mar 16,