Flashback Friday Video - Blur "Parklife"



Undoubtedly the biggest news of the week was the announcement that Blur (with Graham) will be reuniting in '09. So we're taking a flashback to the year 1994 with the title track to the album that launched Damon and Co. to international prominence.

Parklife is the third studio album by Blur, released on April 25, 1994 on Food Records. After disappointing sales for their previous album, 1993's Modern Life is Rubbish, Parklife launched Blur to worldwide fame, thanks in part to it's four singles: "Girls & Boys", "End of a Century", "Parklife" and "To the End".

Ironically, the recording for Parklife was done extremely fast, due in part to Damon Albarn writing a lot during the Modern Life sessions, but also because the band and label were struggling financially. So much in fact, that upon completion Food Records owner David Balfe was not pleased with the record, telling the band's management "This is a mistake," and soon afterwards, Balfe sold Food to EMI.

So without further ado, we present the best mistake Blur ever made.





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Flashback Friday Video - Blur "Parklife"