Thursday, April 06, 2006

Blur: Live at Le Bataclan

BLUR are one of the few great bands left, one of those (like RADIOHEAD) that grow up (or maybe grow better) album after album. There are not many of them. Mostly these days bands are a matter of a few (good) singles, a fast matter-of-a-hype kind of bands. Blur are not, though when they first reached success (during the "Parklife"/"The great escape" period) they could look like just another rock group for (brit)teenagers. But now a lot time has passed and BLUR showed that thay are something way different. A band that matters (in the history of rock 'n' roll). A band whose albums are not a mere collection of songs but homogenic works that deal with both personal and social issues, not unlike from what albums reached out to be in the late 60's.
This is one of the reasons why, in my opinion, they are a gret band: because they belong to this time and space, whereas many other hyped bands (see STROKES, INTERPOL, BLOC PARTY, etc), though they are not playing bad stuff at all, seem to have little to do with the now and then.
And this is also the reason why I have uploaded this french concert of theirs, one with a good quality sound by the way. As you can easily see from the tracklist below, it is part of the last tour, the one after the beautiful "Think tank" album. It is a bit of sad to hear Albarn tell the audience: "Graham wasn't really with us on the album...but it doesn't mean he's not coming back". Well, I'm afraid he isn't (and the absence of his guitar playing is audible and a pity). It is a good listen anyway. Enjoy.
  1. Intro
  2. Ambulance
  3. Beetlebum
  4. Girls and boys
  5. Badhead
  6. Gene by gene
  7. For tomorrow
  8. Sweet song
  9. Moroccan peoples revolutionary bowls club
  10. Tender
  11. Caravan
  12. Out of time
  13. Crazy beat
  14. Brtohers and sisters
  15. Song 2
  16. Trimm Trabb
  17. My white noise
  18. Pop scene
  19. On the way to the club
  20. We've got a file on you
  21. This is a low
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Vladimir said...

Dead Link ;(

Matheus said...

Dead link. :-( Could you please repost? Btw, are these just the songs or the entire show video?