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Must See: Blur At MSG, October 2015

maxresdefaultSo what’s Damon Albarn’s problem this time? With the entire US to break for Blur, who have a total of two hits, one, “Song 2” a biggie and one “Girls And Boys” less so, though the latter was an unbelievably youthful song, it sounded like kids on their vacation changing their sexual whateverisms way nack in the 1990s.

It was never enough for Damon, who has blown us off for decades now. Sure, Gorrillaz have performed here (I saw em, not as impressed as the rest of the world), and solo (I saw him, nowhere near as impressed as the rest of the world) but Blur have always been a great live band, the proof is in the performance, and if he cared about cracking the States he might tour the States, but Blur don’t care at all, so they leave the middle of America to wallow in their own bad taste.

That’s the bad news, here is the good news: Blur are performing a two night tour of the US. Hollywood Bowl on October 20th and MSG on October 23rd. I got a presale ticket for the MSG gig and Helen Bach is betting me they don’t sell it out. I dunno, the album stiffed (deservedly I might add) but on stage…  on stage they are one of the best rock bands around.

Back in the Oasis versus Blur days, I loved em both on record but on stage Blur blew them away.

So, my bet is they sell out at MSG (and Hollywood Bowl), take that Helen.


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