☆ Blur: 3862 Days: The Official Story || ↠ PDF Download by ↠ Stuart Maconie


  • Title: Blur: 3862 Days: The Official Story
  • Author: Stuart Maconie
  • ISBN: 9780753506431
  • Page: 167
  • Format: Paperback

  • The official story of the most significant British band of the 90s Now updated with fresh interviews including insights into lead singer Damon s new act, Gorillaz, that is sweeping awards on both sides of the Atlantic This is the story of bitter rows with record companies, farcical feuds with Oasis, fist fights with each other, struggles with the bottle, foundering romanThe official story of the most significant British band of the 90s Now updated with fresh interviews including insights into lead singer Damon s new act, Gorillaz, that is sweeping awards on both sides of the Atlantic This is the story of bitter rows with record companies, farcical feuds with Oasis, fist fights with each other, struggles with the bottle, foundering romances and a love hate relationship with America.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.
    Stuart Maconie
    Stuart Maconie is a TV and radio presenter, journalist, columnist and author.He is the UK s best selling travel writer of non TV tie in books and his Pies and Prejudice was one of 2008 s top selling paperbacks His work has been compared with Bill Bryson, Alan Bennett and John Peel and described by The Times as a National Treasure.He co hosts the Radcliffe and Maconie Show on BBC Radio 2 every Monday Thursday evening, as well as The Freak Zone on 6Music on Sunday afternoons, and has written and presented dozens of other shows on BBC Radio His TV work includes presenting the BBC s On Trial shows, Pop on Trial and Style on Trial, as well as Stuart Maconie s TV Towns, a popular gazeteer of major British cities and their roles in modern cultural life for ITV 4 and The Cinema Show The DVD Collection on BBC 4.As well as a popping up in Peter Kay s Phoenix Nights, and on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Stuart was a favourite on hit TV series such as the BBC s I love the 1970s , I love the 1980s , and is now in variously Grumpy His other books include the acclaimed official biographies of both Blur and James He can name GQ Man of the Year and Sony Awards Radio Broadcaster of the Year amongst his accolades He has regular columns in The Radio Times and Country Walking and writes for WORD magazine and The Mirror.


    Commentaires:

    Mandy
    I read this back in 1999 when it came out as a rabid fan. It offered great insight into the lives of each member and their history together. If you want a different perspective you should track down their early live tour bio Starshaped on DVDg stuff there. Oh how I miss themt back together guys!

    Heather
    This took me forever to read, but it was well worth it! A great book if you want to know about the band, starting from their humble art school beginnings, to the golden age of Parklife, and eventually up until the completion of their last album, '13'. 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. The book also does a great job detailing the hor [...]

    Crispin Kott
    It's been ages since I read it. I only wish they were around to do a second volume.

    Caitie
    3.5 stars, maybe? I've had this book since pretty soon after it came out, but for some reason never read it until now. It's tricky for me to review. Band history? Great. Lots and lots of direct quotes from people involved? Great. Author's inability to self-edit? Not great. (Endless, looping sentences and unnecessary digs at other bands in every other paragraph.)I really liked the bits about each song, and was kind of surprised at how many songs I have no memory of by name alone (mostly from The [...]

    Noam
    The problem with biographies of people who are still alive is that you never know if that's the right time to write it. 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. The band will reform later on, but that was an end of that chapter. Ironically enough the last quote in the book is Dave trying to guess what might make them break up, and Maconie decides to [...]

    Robert
    My version is the non updated one, which includes material on Gorillaz, Coxon's departure, solo career and Think Tank. There's a lot more now with another new album, Albarn's solo career, Rowntree's political endeavors etc In 1999 blur celebrated their tenth anniversary as a band and there were a lot blur associated things coming out - the two main events was the release of the band's best album - 13 and this official bio which included interviews with the band.Blur are important for me as they [...]

    Claire
    L'avevo letto per la prima volta milioni di anni fa e mi era piaciuto molto, stavolta un po' meno. Dedica troppo spazio alla fase iniziale, all'infanzia dei quattro e al periodo pre-Leisure, e va troppo di corsa nel raccontare alcuni dei periodi più importanti (in particolare il post Great Escape con la band che stava per sciogliersi e la crisi che ha portato a uno dei loro album migliori). Credo che, in sostanza, soltanto Modern Life Is Rubbish abbia lo spazio che merita. Rimane comunque un li [...]

    Lucia Caporalini
    Coffee & Tv was my favourite song when I was a kid and I have always listened to Blur, but I've become really obsessed with them for two months and I listened to every single thing they ever made and I'm such in a state of complete devotion that I absolutely had to read this book. And I've read a lot of books about famous people, especially bands, and this is one of the best. The author, Stuart Maconie, has known the band since the very first years of their career and he's been an intimate f [...]

    Rosemary
    Overall the book was very enjoyable, striking a balance between factual and entertaining. It contains big chunks of direct quotes from the band members a device I thought worked well. I also really enjoyed the inclusion of brief but insightful track by track run downs of each album as they came up. Blur's career has been far from plain sailing and Stuart Maconie captures the ups, and many, downs well. It's interesting reading this in 2013. Published in 1999 Maconie is, by no fault of his own, bl [...]

    Nel
    A refreshingly classy, elegantly written biography chronicling the trials & tribulations of the English quartet Blur (my personal favorite band ever), told from someone apparently close to the band himself. 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. I can't help but feel that since this was the 'official biography' granted with ~exclusive~ interviews from the b [...]

    Casey
    Last 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. How was I to know this would be the year of The Magic Whip, the tiny show at Music Hall of Williamsburg and headlining Madison Square Garden? Well, I decided to stumble back into this book to warm up for MSG. The remarkable thing about Maconie's writing is how he grounds Blur in time and place. He gives you context about not just the music scene but the ba [...]

    Dave Finnigan
    Not a fan of the band but this is very good

    Kayleigh
    The only thing I hated about this book is that it ends in 1999. Maconie should write the next volume!

    Joana
    Essential for any Blur fan: interesting and very well-written.

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