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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This item doesn’t belong on this page. The book does get less detailed and more idealistic towards the end, but it’s still nice to revisit before hearing the old hits again. History Paperback Agriculture Books. Ironically enough the last quote in the book 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 and interpersonal issues described in the previous chapter, it would never happen.

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Have to say, despite enjoying it a lot when I was or-so, reading it when I’m nearing my 30s made me think of him a lot different. Preview — Blur by Stuart Maconie. The definitive Blur biography L’avevo letto per la prima volta milioni di anni fa ddays mi era piaciuto molto, stavolta un po’ meno.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Best Selling in Nonfiction See all. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He gives you context about not just the music scene but the backgrounds of people who aren’t even in the band. Published in Maconie is, by no fault of his own, bl Overall the book was very enjoyable, striking a balance between factual and entertaining.

Open Preview See a Problem? I really liked the bits about each song, and was kind of surprised at how many songs I have no memory of by name alone mostly from The 3. Plus there’s quite a few interesting facts behind the making 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.


The official story of the most significant British band of the 90s.

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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.

Of course, now we all know the chaos went far deeper than he predicts since this ends with the release of 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. Overall the book was very enjoyable, striking a balance between factual and entertaining. Credo che, in sostanza, soltanto Modern Life Is Rubbish abbia lo spazio che merita.

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There’s a lot more now with another new album, Albarn’s solo career, Rowntree’s political endeavors etc In blur celebrated their tenth anniversary as a band and there were a lot blur associated things coming out – the two main events was the release of the band’s best album – 13 and this official bio which included interviews with the band.

I’ve had this book since dxys soon after it came out, but for some reason never read it until now. About this product Synopsis Named after the length of time between the members’ first rehearsal in and its publication, this work follows Blur from their origins as a shambolic alcoholic Colchester art band named Seymour, right through to their current status among the darlings of Britpop.

Show More Show Less. His other books include the acclaimed official biographies of both Blur and James.

It offered great insight into the lives of each member and their history together. Of course we now know that, for the moment, Blur are happily reconciled with Graham back in the fold, but the tone at the end of the book seems very much to imply that Blur had worked out all their differences while recording 13 and that it would be smooth sailing from that point forward.


However, not all of it adds anything to the story of the band. Save on Nonfiction Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. Updated with fresh interviews including insights into Damon’s award-winning new act Gorillaz. Refresh and try again.

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He used to be my favorite, and now at best I’m ambivalent about him. Lynsey rated it it was amazing Aug 18, And this book didn’t help much blkr it. The item may be missing the original packaging such as the original box or bag or tags or in the original packaging but not sealed. It’s been ages since I read it. Now updated with fresh interviews including insights into lead singer Damon’s new act, Gorillaz, that is sweeping awards on both sides of the Atlantic. I read this back in when it came out as a rabid fan.

Jul 03, Agnese rated it really liked it. I decided to buy this book after I re-read Alex James’ autobiography, which left me feeling disappointed.

Last year, I saw Damon Albarn solo and decided to dig out all my old Blur stuff to get reacquainted with my favorite band from my teen years. Well, I decided to stumble back into this book to warm up for MSG. Paperbackpages. It was too much about him, and not enough about the band. But it’s great to think that all those terrible moments are now gone, and that they’ve had glorious reunions since and a new record in Blur’s career has been far from plain sailing and Stuart Maconie captures the ups, and many, downs well.

Tragically, the last chapter ends just a few years before Graham Coxon leaves Blur inwhich makes the cheerful conclusion a little bit bittersweet. Jun 12, Crispin Kott rated it really liked it.