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Blur to record new material...

Postby mark » 09 Apr 2010, 13:44

You know i'm not the biggest of Blur fans but I guess some of you will be interested...


from bbc:

Blur have gone back into the studio to record their first new material as a four-piece for eight years.

A new track will be released on a UK-only seven-inch vinyl single for Record Store Day on 17 April, and will be limited to 1,000 copies.

Record Store Day is intended to support independent record shops and the single will only be available from participating outlets.

Damon Albarn said such stores were "an important part of our musical culture".

"Music is a simple way for Blur to show our support and I hope people like it," he said.

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Re: Blur to record new material...

Postby Gareth » 09 Apr 2010, 15:01

A very misguided move if you ask me. The 7 inches will get snapped up by scalpers who'll flog em on ebay at inflated prices. The record stores don't profit from this as they'll only be able to sell them for a few quid and the fans who want them will have to pay through the nose.

If bands are gonna do something like this they should just use existing material presented in a new way or make sure it's available to download as well.

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Re: Blur to record new material...

Postby mark » 09 Apr 2010, 15:36

See what your saying Gareth - but the thing about downloads - I guess if this is meant to be about supporting traditional independent records shops then the last thing they would want for 'record store day' or whatever it's called would be to make it available as a download!! - of course it's all about downloads now but personally I like to have a 'hard copy' on cd too - never too keen on vinyl copies anymore - need a proper record player for that!!

Yeah it's certain ebayers will profit as you say - but proper fans should get their chance to get in quick and snap them up too!!!

But as people have said before - it always seems to be those looking to profit who manage to get in first - exactly the same as with concert tix!!! fucking annoying!!! :evil: :x :x

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Re: Blur to record new material...

Postby sunshine » 09 Apr 2010, 17:50

f*ck... I won't be in the country yet!!

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Re: Blur to record new material...

Postby Filmstar » 15 Apr 2010, 13:00

sunshine wrote:f*ck... I won't be in the country yet!!


Not 100% sure I'll be able to get a copy myself but if I do I could always pick you up a copy and post it to you if you really want one?

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Re: Blur to record new material...

Postby mark » 15 Apr 2010, 13:29

ur far too nice!!! make him suffer lol!!!!!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Re: Blur to record new material...

Postby sunshine » 15 Apr 2010, 17:52

would love that! Thanks sooo much

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Re: Blur to record new material...

Postby Filmstar » 16 Apr 2010, 13:24

sunshine wrote:would love that! Thanks sooo much
Ok. Don't get too excited though I haven't got the record yet! I will try though am going into the city about lunchtime and am just going to check now which stores will be selling it. :)

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Re: Blur to record new material...

Postby sunshine » 16 Apr 2010, 16:52

no probs. whatever you can do (or not) is good... what counts is the offering to do it!

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Re: Blur to record new material...

Postby mark » 16 Apr 2010, 20:10

ah - sweet!!! u know i'd do anything for u too sun :roll: but we don't have any record shops here anymore beyond hmv!!!

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Re: Blur to record new material...

Postby sunshine » 16 Apr 2010, 20:32

that's what happens when you leave in the middle of nowhere! :twisted:

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Re: Blur to record new material...

Postby mark » 16 Apr 2010, 20:37

hahaha!!! ok u win this time!!! but just remember London isn't THAT far from me so it won't take me long to come down there and kick ur ass!!!!

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Re: Blur to record new material...

Postby sunshine » 16 Apr 2010, 20:59

you are sooo lazy, you won't!!

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Re: Blur to record new material...

Postby mark » 16 Apr 2010, 21:02

haha!!! bitch! u know me too well though!!! I've been down your way a couple of times this year already and I might be back later in the year too!!! Shouldn't be too hard to track you down either - just follow your glow!!!! :D :P

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Re: Blur to record new material...

Postby Filmstar » 19 Apr 2010, 17:15

Just to let you know I did try and get a copy of the single but no chance! I phoned my local store in Billericay the day before and they said they'd only been given 1 copy and my best bet was to try Rough Trade Records in Brick Lane. Got there for just before 9 but people had been queing up since 5am!!

Heard the record on the radio it's brilliant so am double gutted :(


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