Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Son of the Top Blur Moments on Record
This third installment will focus on Alex James, bass player, former party animal, and current husband/dad-of-5/farmer/author of Blur. Alex is a great bass player, functioning in much the same way as Andy Rourke did in The Smiths, playing more of a countermelody to Graham's guitar parts than just holding down the root notes for each chord. Some of his basslines *make* the song...as an analogy, think more John Entwistle and less whatever the name of the guy in Oasis was.
My top 10 Alex moments on record:
1. Trouble in the Message Centre
2. Entertain Me
3. Girls and Boys
5. Colin Zeal
10. He Thought of Cars
(honorable mention: This is a Low, There's No Other Way, Pressure on Julian, Stereotypes, Essex Dogs, All We Want, and many more)
What are yours?