Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Four lads from London decided to jump into the Madchester bandwagon and formed the one of the most influencial band of the nineties, Blur! The Neo-Psychedelic album Leisure can be grouped along with other late eighties/early nineties baggy rave meisters Happy Mondays and Inspiral Carpets. As they progressed, so was their music. It didn't take long before they shifted gear to a more Beatlesque sound and that reflected on their second album Modern Life Is Rubbish. While they enjoyed their all-time peak in the mid-nineties, they were rivaled by the critics to their equally successful arch-nemesis, Oasis.
These four singles (and probably their first four) are the reason why I'm such a big fan of the band. These were released by indie label Food during the Shoegaze/Madchester years, roughly from 1991 to 1993. Here are the extended and remix versions of the four songs not found on any albums. Enjoy!
1. There's No Other Way (The Blur Remix) 12"
2. She's So High (Definitive) 12"
3. Bang (Extended Version) 12"
4. Girls And Boys (PSB 12" Mix) 12"
[GET SAMPLE AUDIO HERE]
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