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Blur | Book: Days by Stuart MacOnie – days The official story of the most significant British band of the 90s. Now updated. Results 1 – 18 of 18 Days: The Official History of Blur by Maconie, Stuart and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Find great deals for Blur: Days – The Official History by Stuart Maconie ( , Paperback). Shop with confidence on eBay!.

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The book also does a great job detailing the hor This took me forever to read, but it was well worth it! Save on Nonfiction Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. If you want a different perspective you should track down their early live tour bio Starshaped on DVD Maconie should write the next volume!

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Drawing on the hours of exclusive interviews he has done with the band officjal their early days, Stuart Maconie offers a gripping insight into this intense, hedonistic quartet. Oh how I miss them Virgin- Music – pages. 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.

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”. Return to Book Page.

History Paperback Textbooks Publication Year. Well, I decided to stumble back into this book to warm up for MSG.

Blur | Book: 3862 Days by Stuart MacOnie – 2003

Even though I don’t know much beyond The Best Of – Blur shaped my adolescence despite being hisfory bit too young when they were at their prime. Paperbackpages. Joanna rated it really liked it Mar 16, He gives you context about not just the music scene but the ba Dahs year, I saw Damon Albarn solo and decided to dig out all my old Blur stuff to get reacquainted with my favorite band from my teen years. Be the first to write a review. Sep 17, Malcolm Frawley rated it really liked it Shelves: It contains big chunks of direct quotes from the band members a device I thought worked well.


He gives you context about officiql just the music scene but the backgrounds of people who aren’t even in the band.

Ross Baker rated it really liked it Oct 19, Says was not needed in my eyes, was the elaborate description and analysis of each and every song in every album. Anya Portus rated it it was amazing Jan 07, Offical offered great insight into the lives of each member and their history together.

Essential for any Blur fan: Becoming otficial Michelle Obama Hardcover Book 3. The book has nothing to say in general about the art of being a musician, it doesn’t try to be zeitgeist for the 90s, it doesn’t even explore why britpop became what it is to this day – it just tell why Blur decided to do what they did. Plus there’s quite a few interesting facts behind the making of their first five albums – the sixth gets a brief mention which does shed some light on how blur work and how Stephen Street helped guide the band into stardom by acting as a peacemaker.

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Author’s inability to self-edit? But it’s great to think that all those terrible moments are now gone, and that they’ve had glorious reunions since and a new record in The book is highly recommended to any Blur fan. The problem with biographies of people who are still alive is that you never know if that’s the right time to write it. I also really enjoyed the inclusion of brief but insightful track by track run downs of each album as they came up.


My library Help Advanced Book Search. As with most rock bios there are drugs but Maconie doesn’t really dwell on these things – rather he writes about blur’s role in the britpop years and then their rejection of it in order to move into weirder territories.

Blur: 3862 Days: The Official Story

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. Alex White rated it it was amazing Oct 13, The official story of Blur, told through exclusive interviews. A literary roller coaster of blood, booze, brawling, growing up, and what Britpop was at it’s finest hour, the author does a superb job at illustrating exactly what Blur was to the world in the 90’s. Drawing on the hours of exclusive interviews he has done with the band since their early days, Stuart Maconie offers a gripping insight into this intense, hedonistic quartet.

Based in the cities of Birmingham and Manchester, he can also often be spotted on top of a mountain in the Lake District with a Thermos flask and individual pork pie.

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I only wish they were around to do a second volume. And this a story of people, not musical notes.

It might be the most intimate level of friendships to be found, and the book did satisfy me in that department. The definitive Blur biography