Down

This b-side from first single “She’s So High” isn’t anything too remarkable. There’s a certain charm in the “aaaah”‘s after the chorus, but otherwise it’s too slow and lifeless (a bit like “Wear Me Down” with a crushing hangover) to be anything other than something of a historical artefact; it’s thought to be the first ever song written by the band after changing their name from Seymour to Blur.

Nevertheless it was played at the band’s September ’99 gig at the Electric Ballroom, which featured only b-sides (well, and “I Love Her”, if you want to be technical about it). Damon announces it as a “nice mellow song”, and the audience hardly responds at all, either through indifference or lack of familiarity. “I think it’s from when we thought we were Spacemen 3 or something”, he quickly adds.

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Published in: on June 12, 2007 at 12:41 pm  Leave a Comment  

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