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Anya Portus rated it it was amazing Jan 07, Jul 26, Robert rated it it was amazing. His other books include the acclaimed official biographies of both Blur and James. And this book didn’t help much ofifcial it. I also really enjoyed the inclusion of brief but insightful track by track run downs of each album as they came up.

If you want a different perspective you should track down their early live tour bio Starshaped on DVD He used to be my favorite, and now at best I’m ambivalent about him. Jul 29, Kayleigh rated it it was amazing.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Author’s inability to self-edit? The book also does a great job detailing the horrific time period seen in ‘Starshaped’ See the DVD first if you haven’t!

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Published in Maconie is, by no fault of his own, bl Overall the book was very enjoyable, striking a balance between factual and entertaining. Jen rated it really liked it Jan 07, Dec 25, Nel rated it liked it. The official story of Blur, told through exclusive interviews. 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. Feb 16, Heather rated it liked it Shelves: This is the story of bitter rows with record companies, farcical feuds with Oasis, 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.

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It offered great insight into the lives of each member and their history together. For me what was interesting the most were the relationship, as in any story. Essential for any Blur fan: This took me forever to read, but it was well worth it! The official story of the most significant British band of the 90s.

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.

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Unfortunately for Maconie, this book ended right before the most major event to have happen to blur since they were reformed, that is of course Graham’s departure and the following hiatus. Tragically, the last chapter ends just a few years before Graham Coxon leaves Blur inwhich makes the cheerful conclusion a little bit bittersweet.

Published in Maconie is, by no fault of his own, blissfully ignorant of the tension and further bad blood to come that would result in Graham Coxon’s departure a few years later. Virgin- Music – pages.

The only thing I hated about this book is that it ends in Best Selling in Nonfiction See all. Not a fan of the band but this is very good. Gerard Costello rated it it was amazing Sep 13, It’s interesting reading this in Joanna rated it really liked it Mar 16, Of course, now we all vays the chaos went far deeper than he predicts since this ends with the release of Mar 09, Lucia Caporalini rated it really liked it Shelves: Alex White rated it it was amazing Oct 13, Jul 12, Dave Finnigan rated it really liked it.

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While reading, I had to remind myself that this book was written in and therefore it was before all the nasty shit about “Graham’s issue”.

Want to Read saving…. Maconie should write the next volume! Thanks for telling us about the problem. I’ve had this book since pretty soon after it came out, but for some reason never read it until now.

Be the first to write a review. Books by Stuart Maconie. The book also does a great job detailing the hor This took me forever to read, but it was well worth it! Kendall rated it it was ok Jun 12, No eBook available Amazon. Rimane comunque un lib L’avevo letto per la prima volta milioni di anni fa e mi era piaciuto molto, ofcicial un po’ meno.

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Blur are important for me as they were the group that made me like alternative music and this bio tells the story, beginning with the band’s roots and all the problems that came with them – since the group consists of four distinct personalities clashes were bound to happen and fighting has plagued the band from day one – Maconie makes this clear. Even though I don’t know much beyond The Best Of – Blur shaped my adolescence despite being a bit too young when they were at their prime.

It makes for quite the lush picture. Return to Book Page.