Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Now that's a name I haven't heard in a while! I used to love them and the whole "who is who?!" and "why are they caroots?!" and "did you know they don't actually play at the concerts, just show pictures of the cartoons playing?!" - News flash...even for me....there ARE some actual band members and much like Coheed and Cambria this band derived from COMIC BOOKS! - Tank Girl to be exact.

A virtual band with real members with cartoon alias's including Noodle, 2D, Murdoc Niccals, and Russel Hobbs - this eclectic enigma of a band stunned and captured the interest of the it's US listeners starting back in 1998 and still to this day.

I, for one, had both CDs Gorillaz (2001) and Demon Days (2005) - but SOMEHOW missed the most recent release of Plastic Beach in 2010. I'm not sure how seeing as it features guest appearances by several artists, including Snoop Dogg, Gruff Rhys, Bobby Womack, Mos Def, Lou Reed, Mick Jones, Mark E. Smith, Paul Simonon, Kano, and the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.

There isn't one particular way I would describe this band, all I know is that if I don't get the Plastic Beach CD soon my heart might burst.

Here are a couple to get you started on the trend!
Rhinestone Eyes
Pirate Jet


However, let's be honest, the best song they had, at least in my opinion, was Fire Coming Out of the Monkeys Head on their Demon Days CD.

Anyway aside from Plastic Beach - Damon, Gorillaz frontman, has come out with a single called Doncamatic, All Played Out which is pretty damn good! There is speculation they are coming out with ANOTHER CD before christmas time. Can't wait!!

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