Showing posts with label Blur. Show all posts
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Sunday, 4 January 2009

Beetlebum - Blur

Like 'The day before yesterday's man', I bought this single during a weekend trip to London. It was a colourful buy, because where the other single was pressed on yellow vinyl, this one was released on orange vinyl. I knew 'Beetlebum' already before I went to London, so it was great being able to buy this single.

'Beetlebum' was Blur's second number 1 single in the UK. It is believed that the song is about the experiences with drugs singer Damon Albarn had with his then-girlfriend, Justine Frischmann (from the band Elastica). Albarn has stated in an interview with MTV that the song describes a complicated emotion, sort of 'sleepy' and sort of 'sexy'.

My collection: 7" single no. 2836
Found: Virgin Megastore, London, February 9, 1997
Cost: 2,29 pounds
Tracks: 'Beetlebum' / 'Woodpigeon song'
Download: here

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Song 2 - Blur

'Song 2' was the second single released from Blur's self-titled fifth album (1997). The riff-based track, known for its overdriven chorus, is among the most well-known songs. The song was called 'Song 2', according to Damon Albarn, because the working title ended up sticking. It ended up, coincidentally, peaking at no. 2 in the UK singles chart, and lasts for exactly two minutes and two seconds.

The 7" single was released on purple vinyl. This is the main reason why I bought it: I didn't know the track yet, I did however like its predecessor, 'Beetlebum'.

My collection: 7" single no. 2862
Found: Record fair, Utrecht, September 20, 1997
Cost: 10 guilders
Tracks: 'Song 2' / 'Get out of cities'
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