Pivotal Britpop classic ‘Modern Life Is Rubbish’ turns 23 this year, an excellent excuse to geek out over Blur trivia. Did you know… 1. When told to change their name from Seymour, the band chose Blur from a list which also included Sensitize, Whirlpool and The Shining Path. The former two names were later used for other bands – Whirlpool featured a young Gem Archer, now of Beady Eye.
35. In honour of this, Damon insisted on including the hotel room receipt for his stay on the ‘Parklife’ album artwork. Unfortunately the bill itemised a phone call he’d made to video director Kevin Godley, including the number. Godley was inundated with calls and had to change his number.
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