8/20 SISU and Tanlines @ Sayers Club, 8/21 The Zombies @ Santa Monica Pier, 8/23-24 FYF Fest, 9/10 Swans @ Roxy, 9/18 Neutral Milk Hotel & Daniel Johnston @ Hollywood Bowl, 9/19 Tokimonsta @ El Rey, 9/30 Cibo Matto @ the Roxy, 10/3-4 Desert Stars, 10/9 Zola Jesus @ El Rey, 10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater, 10/22-25 CMJ, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale
There is a whole bit about how when they were first coming up, right after Inbetweener, they got booked on a tour opening for Blur, who were mostly dicks to them, especially Damon. In one bit, she talks about how the food that Blur got catered during the tour was over the top, and one time she and her band mates at some of it and tried to rearrange the rest to make it look like they hadn't taken anything. Blur noticed and almost had them thrown off the tour.
I wonder if they will have the whole crew of backup singers and horns. I am watching the parklive dvd and can't help but wonder how the setlist might be different without them.
There will be horns. Or, at least I hope there will for songs like Badhead. But come to think of it the three times I saw them (Great Escape at Wiltern, Blur at Palace, and wherever that gig was with Verve guitarist standin) they didn't have horns. So we gonna have a horn or what? Full orchestra for 'To the End' and 'The Universal'.
A recent setlist? Just curious. Anyone up for 'Country House'? Heard it for the first time in a while and it's a bit bouncy and fun.
oh, it's been done before, but I was just playing shites
Let's not derail this thread though. The only thing I want them to play from think tank (which I don't think I'll get) is Jets
DRUGS ON KIDS
Mexico festival on Friday.
For those wanting a hint regarding the likley exact content of their US festival setlist.
Hopefully that festival does a webcast again this year.
Can we assume Blur are playing after the Roses?
Come a long long, come a long long way
Hoping Blur plays before the Roses so I can follow their set by Modest Mouse on the Outdoor and How to Destroy Angels in the Mojave to close out my night.
Pretty sure Roses will close. Like 95%. It would just be too weird if it were opposite.
Having your two big British "gets" co-headline isn't an easy situation, so it's not far off to imagine they would switch the duty of closing out the main. And presumably the cooler heads of Blur prevailed to giving Roses the first weekend.
I'm in the middle of listening to Blur's discography (finishing up The Great Escape) because I'm only familiar with the "whoo hoo" song and "Girls & Boys".
I really enjoyed Leisure which is kind of ironic because apparently that's considered one of their worst? After the style change the rest of the albums have sort of blended together for me. They're enjoyable and very "British" (I can see why they didn't have more hits in the US) but Leisure was the most fun to listen to. That album is also pretty similar to the Stone Roses, whose albums I listened to yesterday for the first time as well.
yeah, American's prefer Kid Rock singing about 9/11 or ass sunburns from too high jean shorts. I don't.
Glad you are giving them a whirl, but Leisure doesn't sound anything like the Roses. More like the Charlatans. Roses were incopyable.
In a similar vein, my initial familiarity with Blur's work comes from Blur: The Best Of, which, oddly enough, is the comp they disown (in favor of Midlife: A Beginner's Guide to Blur.)
After finishing the self-titled I must say I probably enjoyed that the most along with Leisure. I'll finish up the last two tomorrow.