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The book does get less detailed and more idealistic towards the end, but it’s still nice to revisit before hearing the old hits again. The book is highly recommended to any Blur fan. It might be the most intimate officjal of friendships to be found, and the book did satisfy me in that department. This is why, if you’re not a fan of blur, you have nothing to look for in it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Blur: 3862 Days: The Official Story

Author’s inability to self-edit? The definitive Blur biography Of course, now we all know the chaos went far deeper than he predicts since bulr ends with the release of Published in Maconie is, by no fault of his own, blissfully ignorant of the tension and further bad blood to come that would result in Graham Coxon’s departure a few years later.

If you want a different perspective you should track down their early live tour bio Starshaped on DVD Gerard Costello rated it it was amazing Sep 13, The official story of the most significant British band of blu 90s. And nothing is left to approximation: 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 3. Judith rated it really liked it Mar 29, Overall the book was very enjoyable, striking a balance between factual and entertaining.

Of course we now know that, for the moment, Blur are happily reconciled with Graham back in the daya, but the tone at the end of the book seems very much to imply that Blur had worked out all their differences while recording 13 and that it would be smooth sailing from that point forward.


It makes for quite the lush picture. 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. I also really enjoyed the inclusion of brief but insightful track by track run downs of each album as they came up.

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The remarkable thing about Maconie’s writing is how he grounds Blur in time and place. Sep 15, Casey rated it really liked it.

Account Options Sign in. Plus there’s quite a few interesting facts behind the making of their first five albums – ofticial sixth gets a brief mention which does shed some light on how blur work and how Stephen Street helped histkry the band into stardom by acting as a peacemaker. 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.

As a fairly new and American, ha! Endless, looping sentences and unnecessary digs at other bands in every other paragraph. Ironically enough the last quote in the book is Dave trying to guess what might make them break up, and Maconie offciial to leave the reader with the impression that, despite the arguments and interpersonal issues described in the previous chapter, it would never happen.

Rimane comunque un lib L’avevo letto per la prima volta milioni di anni fa e mi era piaciuto molto, stavolta un po’ meno. Dec 25, Nel rated it liked it. Mar 09, Lucia Caporalini rated it really liked it Shelves: It was too much about him, and not enough about the band. Seeney Brogerjig rated it liked it Sep 04, No ratings or reviews yet.

It contains b,ur chunks of direct quotes from the band members a device I thought worked well. Virginhisrory Music – pages. Want to Read saving…. Ironically enough the last quote in the book is Dave trying to guess what might make them break up, and Maconie decides to The problem with biographies of people who are still alive is that you never know if that’s the right time hiatory write it. No trivia or quizzes yet.


To ask other readers questions about Blur offickal, please sign up. No eBook available Amazon. This is the story of bitter rows with record companies, farcical feuds with Oasis, fist fights with each other, struggles with the bottle, foundering roman The official story of the most significant British band of the 90s.

Blur : 3862 Days – The Official History by Stuart Maconie (1999, Paperback)

And this a story of people, not musical notes. The book also does a great job detailing the horrific time period seen in ‘Starshaped’ See the DVD first if you haven’t!

The Official Story by Stuart Maconie. Be the first to write a review. I would be thrilled if Maconie decided to update his book now, though some may point out that the No Distance Left to Run film did much to fill in the years between and Not a fan of the band but this is very good. It’s tricky for hishory to review. Blur are important for me as they were the group that made me like alternative music and this bio tells the story, beginning with the band’s roots and all the problems that came with them – since the group consists of four distinct personalities clashes were bound to happen and fighting has plagued the band from day one – Daays makes this clear.

This is the story of bitter rows with record companies, farcical feuds with Oasis, fist fights officlal each other, struggles with the bottle, foundering romances and a love-hate relationship with Ofcicial. 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.

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. Ross Baker rated it really liked it Oct 19,