View Full Version : Billy Corgan's British Equivalent...


mojo
06-17-2002, 02:28 PM
...is Damon Albarn. Seriously, Billy has at least ten things in common with Blur's lead singer.

1. Basic reputations - Insanely hardworking, control freaky and arrogant.

2. Lead singers and sole songwriters of their respective bands.

3. Employed wayward bassists who like the charlie (i.e. Alex James & D'arcy)

4. Employed sensitive talented guitar players (Graham and James)

5. Widely disliked by people who don't LOVE their bands.

6. Never the most famous exponent of their scenes (i.e. Damon wasn't Liam and Billy wasn't Kurt) but easily as influnetial.

7. Both men turned to soundtracks after their fifth studio albums.

8. Both suffered severed hair loss in late 20s.

9. Both relish and embrace diversity - witness the extremes of punk and orchestrated pop on Parklife, the playful ballards and Sabbathesque riffing on MCIS.

10. Both men say Oasis are a joke but are secretly admirers - Damon always wanted to write a song like Wonderwall which the whole world can hum whereas Billy was seen standing open mouthed with awe sidestage at Oasis' 1999 comeback show in Chicago.

11. Like Gorrillaz, Billy's second incarnation Zwan will dwarf his original success...whoah, maybe I'm getting carried away now.

Can anyone tell me if Billy and Damon have ever met of publicly spoke of each other.

hereisnowhy
06-17-2002, 03:06 PM
I'm sure every person on earth has 10 things in common with Bolly.

What's this "standing open-mouthed with awe" thing? What's your source? Sounds like lame second-hand info to me. Maybe he was yawning.

DeviousJ
06-17-2002, 05:45 PM
Are you smoking ground plastic or something?

Graveflower
06-17-2002, 06:05 PM
wow.

That's all I have to say.

Fish
06-17-2002, 07:30 PM
This post is just so retarded i'm not even going to bother picking out faults with it or asking if he is a retard

mojo
06-17-2002, 08:15 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by hereisnowhy:
I'm sure every person on earth has 10 things in common with Bolly.

What's this "standing open-mouthed with awe" thing? What's your source? Sounds like lame second-hand info to me. Maybe he was yawning.</font>

billy's rapt attendence at the oasis show made a few reviews - certainly NME. It was late 1999 and Oasis' first show anywhere in the world for 2 years..

people are taking this post WAY too seriously - doesn't the hair loss comparison say something?

DoctaSoma
06-17-2002, 08:53 PM
Both artists are depicted as cartoons.

Dumb topic tho.

-Ben

mytransgressions
06-17-2002, 10:05 PM
I think this topic is pretty interesting...

Its a light, fun little post and i think he had some well thought out comments.

anyway, like the doctor said- you forgot about the cartoon thing..

Also, i could see Billy liking Oasis.. The first two albums were really good.. James had Morning Glory ranked as one of his favorites the year it came out.

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Deege
06-18-2002, 01:43 AM
yeah but there's one thing you're forgetting here....SP have had tons of hits and Blur only has that "woohoo" song well-known....

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snickerdoodles
06-18-2002, 04:45 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Deege:
SP have had tons of hits </font>
in the u.s.
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Deege:
and Blur only has that "woohoo" song well-known....</font>
in the u.s.

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mojo
06-18-2002, 07:26 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Deege:
yeah but there's one thing you're forgetting here....SP have had tons of hits and Blur only has that "woohoo" song well-known....

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Blur were much bigger than the Pumpkins in Europe - they had loads of number one albums and singles from 1994 onward and played their own shows (i.e. not festivals) to 30,000 people. I'd wager that if you ******* Gorrillaz sales Damon has sold more albums than Billy.

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wounded
06-18-2002, 08:00 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by mojo:
Blur were much bigger than the Pumpkins in Europe - they had loads of number one albums and singles from 1994 onward and played their own shows (i.e. not festivals) to 30,000 people. I'd wager that if you ******* Gorrillaz sales Damon has sold more albums than Billy.

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i don't know about that. blur can't even go gold in the US while the pumpkins went multi-platinum in the U.S. and in Europe. and i'm not even going to get into mellon collie. that thing sold a shit load world wide. and Gorillaz did descent but nothing huge. i mean take radiohead for example. OK computer was a big hit, but it only sold like 4m world wide or something like that i think.

Elvis The Naked Years
06-18-2002, 09:03 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Deege:
yeah but there's one thing you're forgetting here....SP have had tons of hits and Blur only has that "woohoo" song well-known....

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what 'woohoo' song was designed to break them into the US.
they had a whole bunch of pretty famous lame songs before that though, country house, and boys who like girls, n shit. bleh.

bulletproof
06-18-2002, 10:19 AM
And ughhh, Oasis' first show back or whatever in 1999 wasn't in Chicago. It was in Philadelphia, on December 3rd for the Y100 Feastival. I was there....that's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

Green Plastic
06-18-2002, 11:24 AM
Both artists are in rock bands.

peabody
06-18-2002, 11:35 AM
the lack of blur knowledge scares me!

Example
06-18-2002, 11:53 AM
This post is awesome what the Hell is everyone's problem.

Woody
06-18-2002, 12:58 PM
I kindof agree.
Although a lot less melancholy, I have always felt there were similarities between blur songs and sp songs. Oh, and Blur are great (though their early stuff is rather shakey... but then so is The Marked).

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luna_grl
06-18-2002, 02:48 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by peabody:
the lack of blur knowledge scares me!</font>

me too

Deege
06-18-2002, 03:15 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by snickerdoodles:
Originally posted by Deege:
SP have had tons of hits </font>
in the u.s.
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Deege:
and Blur only has that "woohoo" song well-known....</font>
in the u.s.



Guess where I live? IN THE US!


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beamish13
06-18-2002, 07:52 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by hereisnowhy:
I'm sure every person on earth has 10 things in common with Bolly.

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exactly.

lily1only
06-18-2002, 10:44 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by mojo:
[B2. Lead singers and sole songwriters of their respective bands.
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????? if i am correct, james wrote (and sang) a couple of songs.

too bad damon albarn is dumb..whats with the gorillaz thing anyways? christ.

scouse_dave
06-19-2002, 02:17 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Deege:
yeah but there's one thing you're forgetting here....SP have had tons of hits and Blur only has that "woohoo" song well-known....
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most stupid reply ever

Graveflower
06-19-2002, 02:47 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by lily1only:

????? if i am correct, james wrote (and sang) a couple of songs.

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Either way, all of Blur's songs are written by the band.

mojo
06-19-2002, 02:58 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Graveflower:
Either way, all of Blur's songs are written by the band.</font>

not true - the exact credits are songs by albarn music by blur, similar i think to the cure's credits - i.e. songs by robert smith, music by the band

aomb1979
06-20-2002, 04:24 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by mojo:



3. Employed wayward bassists who like the charlie (i.e. Alex James & D'arcy)

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wtf does that mean?

mojo
06-20-2002, 05:41 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by aomb1979:
wtf does that mean?

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cocaine.