my Blur books, fanzines & magazines

BOOKS and MAGAZINES



BOOKS



Blur Juan de Ribera Berenguer Editorial La Mascara, Collection 'Images du Rock' 1996

damon albarn - l'échappée belle Nicolas Sauvage Camion Blanc 2020



Blur - The Great Escape Paul Moody UFO Music 1995

Blurbook Paul Postle/ Blur Harper Collins autographed by Graham Coxon 1995

Blur, an illustrated biography (New Edition) Linda Holorny Omnibus Press 1995

Blur in their own words Mick St. Michael Omnibus Press 1996

Blur, the illustrated story (New Edition) Paul Lester Hamlyn 1996

Blur, the whole story Martin Roach Omnibus Press 1996

Blur Jon Ewing Parragon 1996

blur, 3862 days - the official history Stuart Maconie Virgin 1999

bit of a blur - the autobiography Alex James Little, Brown 2007

Damon Albarn - Blur, Gorillaz & other fables Martin Roach & David Nolan Independent Music Press 2007
Blur-related
London Fields Martin Amis Penguin Books 1989

Guide Dennis Cooper Grove Press 1997

The Last Party John Harris Harper Perennial 2004

BOOKLETS, PROGRAMMES & others

The Ally Pally Programme (with rosette) 1994

The Great Escape Tour Programme 1995

Blur The Chord Songbook Wise Publications 1996
lyrics and chords of Badhead, Best Days, Charmless Man, Country House, Dan Abnormal, End Of A Century, Ernold Same, Girls And Boys, He Thought Of Cars, It Could Be You, Jubilee, Mr Robinson's Quango, Parklife, Stereotypes, The Universal, This Is A Low, To The End

Interactive Songbook / blur - Parklife Europress 1997
Three CD-ROMs contain every track from the album "Parklife", with soundalike solo keyboard and guitar versions. A multimedia reference section containing information about the band's history and a full entertainment section for browsing at leisure. Simple illustration of all chord shapes enable even complete novices to learn accurately and precisely.


Hyde Park London official programme (Blur Tour Programme 2009 with a green cover) 2009

LIVE 2009 official programme (Blur Tour Programme 2009 with a blue & white striped cover) 2009

Damon Albarn-related
Dr Dee English National Opera 2011/12 season 2012

Damon Albarn - Blur, Gorillaz et moi les inrockuptibles hors série 2014

Gorillaz-related
Gorillaz, a 40-page limited edtion official picture booklet produced to promote the Gorillaz album Gorillaz Partnership 2000

Fire coming out of the Monkeys Head, a 36-page promo picture booklet produced to promote the Demon Days album 2005

The Republic of Plastic Beach PASSPORT offered with NME 13 March 2010

Jamie Hewlett-related
Tank Girl - Get Knotted! Jamie Hewlett, Alan Martin Penguin Books 1990

Tank Girl #3 Dark Horse Comics July 1991

Deadline #36 featuring full colour cover of Blur illustrated by Jamie Hewlett, and an interview with Blur conducted by Jamie Hewlett Dec/Jan 1992

PULP - Common People, by Jamie Hewlett Island 1995

Tank Girl * - Tome 1 Jamie Hewlett, Alan Martin Ankama 2010

Travel to Hong Kong with Blur kongkee Penguin Lab Made in Hong Kong 2015

Jamie Hewlett - Works from the Last 25 Years Taschen 2017


BLUR FAN CLUB MAGAZINES

DOWN issue 1, a 20-page fanzine typewritten and photocopied on black & white A4 paper, except for the cover sheet which is green. The editor's page seems to be signed by RD and Smoggy (the names were handwritten and they are hard to read). There is no issue date but it says that "Down was done between Nov & Dec 90".

cover signed by Smoggy
To view the contents of DOWN issue 1, please click here

The person who sent me these two fanzines got them from the Blur tour back in 89 or 90. Thank you Danny :-)

DOWN issue 2, a 24-page fanzine typewritten and photocopied on black & white A4 paper, except for the cover sheet which is yellow. There is no issue date but page 2 says that "Down 2 was done between January and February 1991". Page 7 indicates "There will be a fanclub in the very near future. So send letters of interest and Support to Smoggy..."

cover signed by Smoggy

for info about the contents of DOWN issue 2, please visit Iain Duff’s page at
https://thesoundofthestereogram.wordpress.com/2015/07/21/1991-a-bit-of-a-blur/

blurb - The Official Blur Fan Club Magazine #1. Oct 1995
blurb - The Official Blur Fan Club Magazine #2. Jan 1996 (color photocopy)
blurb - The Official Blur Fan Club Magazine #3. April '96
blurb - The Official Blur Fan Club Magazine #4. July '96
blurb #5 November 1996 - January 1997
blurb #6 Spring '97
blurb #7 Summer '97
blurb #8 Autumn '97
blurb #9 Feb/Mar/Apr 1998
blurb #10 May/June/July 1998
blurb #11 August/September/October 1998 (1st Fan Club Gig Commerative Issue)
blurb #12 11 +12 - 98 ; 01 - 99
blurb #13 March/ April/ May 1999
blurb #14 June/July/August 1999
blurb #15 September/October/November 1999
blurb #16 December 1999; January/February 2000
blurb #17 April/May/June 2000
blurb #18 July/August/September 2000
blurb #19 October/November/December 2000
blurb #20 January/February/March 2001
blurb #21 May/June/July 2001
blurb #22 August/September/October 2001
blurb #23 November/December 2001 / January 2002
blurb #24 March/ April/ May 2002
blurb #25 July/August/September 2002
blurb #26 November/December 2002 / January 2003
blurb #27 2003
blurb #28 2003
blurb #29 2004
blurb #30 2004
blurb #31 2004
blurb #32 2005
the best of blurb the fanzine years 1994-1995
blurbooklet 2005 (rare and unseen images from the Blur vault)

you can view Blurb issues #1 to # 32 at
https://damonalbarnunofficial.wordpress.com/2015/10/27/blurb/


OTHER BLUR-RELATED MAGAZINES

Independent & Unofficial - Blur The Great Poster 1995
to the end ; tour dates ; entertain me ; thank god for blur ; talk talk ; blur in cyberspace

Hot, n°.1 1995
Blur's who's who & what's what ; Life In The Fast Lane ; Here's the line up ; poster ; blur discography ; Rovin' Roxanne ; six pairs of Blur concert tickets to be won

Blur In Profile, 1995
Best of British ; The Blur Diary ; album lowdown ; Blur's Great Escape ; double-sided posters ; Damon: A New Pop Icon ; live changes ; Blur on record ; great goodies!

Blur Souvenir Special, May 96
Who are Blur? ; Blur-their story ; Damon speaks! ; some more Blur-tastic facts

Blur Special, February 97
The cocky rebels are back! ; top pics of Damon and the lads!