Maggie May

They could’ve just said “no”, but weakened resistance in three quarters of the band resulted in this Rod Stewart classic getting unceremoniously molested for 1992 compilation album Ruby Trax. Only Alex refused to play on it on the grounds of despising Rod Stewart, and all bass parts were played on a keyboard. If only the rest of Blur had been as sensible.

It was also a b-side on “Chemical World” and subsequently included on The Special Collectors Edition in favour of the likes of “Young & Lovely”, “Uncle Love” and “Explain”. What really takes the biscuit though is that Blur’s label thought it’d make a good single, which, as far as record company blundering goes, would have been up there with Decca turning down The Beatles, Virgin Records buying off Mariah Carey for a rediculous sum only for her to release her biggest selling record on a new label a short time after, or Linkin Park being allowed near microphones and amplifiers.

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Published in: on August 10, 2007 at 12:27 pm  Leave a Comment  

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