Probably the best known of all the 'good' Blur songs, and by that I mean NOT the bloody "WooHoo" 'Song 2' that everybody seems to know. That is an example of a track that 'drives me out of my bloody mind'. Yes, a touch racy in it's underlying meaning, but hell, it made for one hell of a video, not to mention a club hit. This was probably the last of the good Blur, as they proceeded to self destruct sometime shortly after, losing their lovely mod sounding roots, and going towards the "hey I woke up and think I'm a punk" type of crap. Perhaps it helped to have a mix by the Pet Shop Boys, though I'm not sure if I care really, the track is good on it's own. The best part of this EP is the brilliant cover of Rod-The-Mod's 'Maggie May'. This is undoubtedly the sound that Blur grabbed me by my shoulders and violently shook me awake with. If this is not your cup-o-tea per say, then perhaps you might like the few albums after this... even if they are crap, I guess someone has to like them!
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Track 1, Girls & Boys
Track 2, Girls & Boys (Pet Shop Boys Radio Edit)
Track 3, Girls & Boys (Pet Shop Boys 12" Mix)
Track 4, Magpie
Track 5, Peter Panic
Track 6, Maggie May
US Food Records 1994, 7243-8-58155-2-2
Personal rating 4/5
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