For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: Blur Pays Homage to Dallas at Trees on a Cold Night in '96
So it was ... and can be again. What I recall, off the top of my hand, about that set list: the surprisingly thorough cover of the Dallas theme song, in between "Mr. Robinson's Quango" and "Globe Alone," two of the many Great Escape cuts played during that tour in support of the band's fourth record. Also: Graham Coxon's very rare performance of "End of a Century" B-side "Red Necks," sung in that hilarious 'Merkin accent. Also: that "Parklife" singalong (and jumpalong) during the second encore, back when encores meant something. Says here many of the shows on that tour were out-of-sorts, with Damon Albarn occasionally getting "very lazy with his vocals, changing lyrics, forgetting them." Not on that night. Not then, not now.