blur – it really really really could happen

blur live east anglican

this is the next century, sings damon albarn in “the universal”, the surreal blur classic that ponders a pseudo-utopian future. aptly, the song closes the band’s gig last saturday at the east anglican railway museum, which was their first gig together in nine years and well into the 21st century damon was imagining. what was unimaginable for many, however, was the possibility of a reunion such as this, at the very location the britpop band made their first appearance. onstage, the restored quartet is still the blur we’ve all come to love, damon still a bagful of antics and decked in his favored fred perry polo, alex still stoned and goofy, and dave still pounding away at the back with no complaints at all. and of course graham’s return is very much welcome and arguably the highlight of the show, the exuberance of his guitar playing sorely missed over the past years. this time, he’s added a wide smile to his repertoire, and a crazier interpretation of old favorites like “charmless man”. it’s the perfect start to their reunion, which includes venues like hyde park and glastonbury in the coming weeks – yes, it really really really could happen.

mp3: blur – the universal (live at the budokan, 1995)

2 responses to “blur – it really really really could happen

  1. This is amazing live track! I really like the guitar parts Graham does on this.

    Thanks. :D

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