The Great Escape

Touring The Great Escape during the final months of 1995, Blur regularly opened the sets with a 90-second rendition of the theme tune from the 1963 Steve McQueen film with the same title. Dave’s drumming would kick off proceedings along with a trusty brass section, only for the rest of the band to crash in with the same lack of dignity and respect that characterizes most of their covers, but not before a few bars of “Yankee Doodle Dandy” have been wrestled out of a keyboard. The end result is a joyous little mess, of which a recording can be found on Live At The Budokan.

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Published in: on June 1, 2007 at 1:09 pm  Leave a Comment  

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