Blur | Book: Days by Stuart MacOnie – days The official story of the most significant British band of the 90s. Now updated. Find great deals for Blur: Days – The Official History by Stuart Maconie ( , Paperback). Shop with confidence on eBay!. corner Blur: Days: The Official History This book is an excellent read for any Blur fan – it covers everything from Blurs’ shaky start to the album
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Plus there’s quite a few interesting facts behind the blru of their first five albums – the sixth gets 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.
Lots and lots of direct quotes from people involved? History Paperback Vintage Paperback Books. Sean 386 it liked it Mar 31, No trivia or quizzes yet. 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.
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Stuart Maconie is a TV and radio presenter, journalist, columnist and author. The lowest-priced item in unused and unworn condition with absolutely no signs of wear. Endless, looping sentences and unnecessary digs at other bands in every other paragraph.
For me what was interesting the most were the relationship, as in any story. Be the first to write a review. It was too much about him, and not enough about the band. His other books include the acclaimed official biographies of both Blur and James.
Ironically enough the last quote in the fays is Dave trying to guess what might make them break up, and Maconie decides to leave the reader with the impression that, despite the arguments vlur interpersonal issues described in the previous chapter, it would never happen.
Sep 15, Casey rated it really liked it. Aug 21, Mandy fays it really liked it Shelves: He used to be my favorite, and now at best I’m ambivalent about him. 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. History Paperback Agriculture Books. He gives you context about not just the music scene but the backgrounds of people who aren’t even in the band.
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It’s interesting reading this in I’ve day this book since pretty soon after it came out, but for some reason never read it until now. Jun 12, Crispin Kott rated it really liked it. Best Selling in Nonfiction See all.
Of course, now we all know the chaos went far deeper than he predicts since this ends with the release of As a fairly new and American, ha! Updated with fresh interviews including insights into Damon’s award-winning new act Gorillaz.
Rimane comunque un lib L’avevo letto per la prima volta milioni di anni fa e mi era piaciuto molto, stavolta un po’ meno. History Paperback Textbooks Publication Year.
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 90’s.
The book also does a great job detailing the hor This took me forever to read, but it 38622 well worth it! See details for description of any imperfections.
Gerard Costello rated it it was amazing Sep 13, This is the story of bitter rows with record companies, farcical feuds with Oasis, fist fights with each other, struggles with the bottle, foundering romances and a love-hate relationship with America.
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Return to Book Page. I began this book suspecting that an ‘official’ biography might shave off the warts but finished it feeling very little lbur been kept from these pages.
It contains big chunks of direct quotes from the band members a device I thought worked well. And this a story of people, not musical notes. Sep 17, Malcolm Frawley rated it really liked it Shelves: And buying this book proved to be the right choice. Author’s inability to self-edit? Seeney Brogerjig rated it liked it Sep 04, The band will reform later on, but that was an end of that chapter.
Jul 26, Robert rated it it was amazing.