I rely a lot on other bloggers to keep me up to speed with a lot of things in the musical world of the 21st Century.
I was very pleased to read a review of the Blur gig at the Wolverhampton Civic Centre written by Coxon over at To Die By Your Side. Seems they are in blistering form. Go here and see for yourself. Then a couple of days later, I was just as equally pleased to read review from a night or two later at the Manchester Area written by Rol over at Sunset Over Slawit. Go here and see for yourself. (oh and there also this one from the warm-up gig at Southend..)
And as a little celebration, here's some stunning versions of one of their best tracks:-
mp3 : Blur - Death Of A Party (album version)
mp3 : Blur - Death Of A Party (12" Death)
mp3 : Blur - Death Of A Party (Billy Whiskers Mix)
mp3 : Blur - Death Of A Party (Well Blurred Mix)
The original appears on Blur, released in 1997. The following year saw a Japanese-only CD entitled Bustin' + Dronin' that featured a bundle of remixes as well as six tracks recorded at Peel Acres (which nails the myth that John Peel turned his back on bands once they enjoyed mainstream success).
Oh and it might be of interest to a number of you to learn that the Well Blurred and 12" Death mixes are by Adrian Sherwood, while the Billy Whiskers mix is the responsibility of William Orbit.