Last Updated on December 16, 2023
Blur have announced that they will soon be releasing a new album, so this seemed like the perfect time to look back over their long career and pick out some songs that highly the weirdness and glory of Colchester’s finest band with a four-letter name.
We encourage you to listen to this episode even if you aren’t a blur fan. When publishing Bet Motel podcast episodes that focus on one particular band, we want to highlight what we think makes the band interesting. This is not a hagiography. Sometimes finding out what other people find exciting about a band can turn us onto something new, and that’s what we’re going for here.
RIFF OF THE WEEK
Tony Lavorgna & The St.Thomas Quartet – chameleon
- Clover over Dover (from around 31)
- Dan Abnormal
- Death of a Party (from around 0.22)
- Battle (from around 0.22)
- The Narcissist
- Slow down
…and here’s that brilliant video with Graham Coxon running through the whole of Modern Life Is Rubbish: