Monday, October 4, 2010

Gorillaz

Gorillaz is a musical project created in 1998 by British musician Damon Albarn and British cartoonist Jamie Hewlett, co-creator of the comic book Tank Girl. This project consists of the Gorillaz music itself and an extensive fictional universe depicting a "virtual band" of comic book characters. This band is composed of four animated members: 2D (lead vocalist, keyboard), Murdoc Niccals (bass guitar), Noodle (guitar and occasional vocals) and Russel Hobbs (drums and percussion). Their fictional universe is explored through the band's website and music videos, as well as a number of other media. The music is a collaboration between various musicians, Albarn being the only permanent musical contributor. Their style is a composition of multiple musical genres, with a large number of influences including: dub, hip hop, alternative rock, electronic and pop music.

The band's 2001 debut album Gorillaz sold over seven million copies and earned them an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records as the Most Successful Virtual Band. It was nominated for the Mercury Prize 2001, but the nomination was later withdrawn at the band's request. Their second studio album, Demon Days, released in 2005, went five times platinum in the UK, double platinum in the United States, earned five Grammy Award nominations for 2006 and won one of them in the Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals category. Gorillaz have also released two B-sides compilations and a remix album. The combined sales of Gorillaz and Demon Days had, by 2007, exceeded 20 million albums.[9] The band's third studio album, Plastic Beach, was released in 2010. On 25 June 2010, the band stood in for U2 as Glastonbury Festival 2010's first-night headliners.
I'll recomend the album Demon Days, the songs Feel Good Inc., Dirty Harry and Dare.

27 comments:

  1. Big gorillaz fan here!
    nice post :)

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  2. Some of their hits did get on my head more than once.

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  3. love these guys..new album, not so much.

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  4. I'm down with anything Del the Funkee Homosapien is/was a part of.
    Plus the whole scheme of their own comic world is brilliant.

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  5. I loved Demon Days when I was in high school. I saw them at Coachella this year and was really disappointed though. I'd heard in the past that they use holograms of all the Gorillaz characters but when I went to go see them live it was just all the people in the actual band performing. I was a little disappointed :(

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  6. Yea, the new album not as good as the old.

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  7. Absofuckinglutely love them

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  8. now that you mention it, i never bothered to check of how many REAL people the gorillaz consisted of.

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  9. Hell yeah, Gorillaz are awesome.

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  10. I try so hard to like the Gorillaz, but it never works. I like them when I hear them on the radio, but when I sift through their discography I get bored. I'll keep trying.

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  11. yeaaaaaaaaaaahh. i freakin love gorrilaz

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  12. It's good to see that you're beating inertia today :)

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  13. i didnt know that had a recent album thanks

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  14. love this guys !!!!

    following & supporting you
    take care.

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  15. You've got some good creativity in this blog!

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  16. They've made a couple songs I enjoy, I also like the style of their videos.

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  17. Heard their concerts are really awesome

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  18. gorillaz makes some sweet music

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  19. Not a fan of the music but I do enjoy their videos, and whenever Deltron shows up.

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