Blur Americanizes “Parklife” with Fred Armisen

The Blur classic “Parklife” works so well because of the contributions of actor Phil “Jimmy the Mod” Daniels. It’s just so goddam British.

But what if the song needed to be modified for American audiences, specifically those in Southern California? Time for a call to Fred Armisen. Here’s what happened at the Hollywood Bowl. Clever.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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