Blur release ‘Modern Life Is Rubbish,’ their second album (1993)

Blur’s ‘Modern Life Is Rubbish’ is their second studio album released on May 10, 1993 by Food / SBK

Track Listing : 1.For Tomorrow (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree) – 04:18 . 2.Advert (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree) – 03:43 . 3.Colin Zeal (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree) – 03:14 . 4.Pressure On Julian (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree) – 03:30 . 5.Star Shaped (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree) – 03:25 . 6.Blue Jeans (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree) – 03:53 . 7.Chemical World (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree) – 04:02 . 8.Intermission (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree) – 02:27 . 9.Sunday Sunday (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree) – 02:36 . 10.Oily Water (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree) – 04:59 . 11.Miss America (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree) – 05:34 . 12.Villa Rosie (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree) – 03:54 . 13.Coping (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree) – 03:23 . 14.Turn It Up (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree) – 03:21 . 15.Resigned (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree) – 05:13 . 16.Commercial Break (Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree) – 00:56


Julien Temple

Musicians : Blur – Band . Damon Albarn – Vocals, Piano, Keyboards . Graham Coxon – Guitar, Backing Vocals . Alex James – Bass Guitar . Dave Rowntree – Drums . Kick Horns – Brass On (9) . Kate St John – Oboe On (5) . Simon Clarke – Baritone, Sax (Alto), Sax (Baritone) . Roddy Lorimer – Trumpet . Tim Sanders – Sax (Tenor) . J. Neil Sidwell – Trombone . Paul Spong – Cornet . Ivan Mccready – Cello . John Metcalfe – Viola . Helen Kamminga – Viola . Rick Koster – Violin . Louise Fuller – Violin

Production : Produced By Blur, John Smith, Steve Lovell, Stephen Street . Simon Weinstock – Mixing . John Smith – Engineer

Recorded October 1991 – March 1993 .

Released On May 10 1993 By Food / Sbk.

Package : Stylorouge – Design . Paul Stephens – Painting . Paul Gribble – Painting

Video Director(s) : Julien Temple asterisques RVM for “For Tomorrow”

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NME
20 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Modern Life Is Rubbish’ Damon nailed his colours to the mast when he said, “If punk was about getting rid of hippies, then I’m getting rid of grunge. It’s the same sort of feeling: people should smarten up, be a bit more energetic..” […]

Stereogum
In one famous photo shoot from the period, they posed in front of graffiti that read, “British Image 1.” Albarn was writing songs steeped in British pop, punk, pub rock, and mod traditions, cribbing bits of the Small Faces, the Jam, and — most overtly — the Kinks. I […]

Drowned In Sound
It is a near enough perfect track, and probably the moment when Albarn really came of age of a songwriter, foreshadowing the chutzpah of Parklife and – in the brilliant half-spoken outro – the inventiveness he’d deploy in writing pop songs forever after. […]

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