Gorillaz Reject False Icons

Who has been fascinated in a weird way when the first hit by Gorillaz, Clint Eastwood, came out in 2001 together with the homonymous debut album that set a milestone for pop music?

Gorillaz is the weird creature born from the minds of the Blur’s singer Damon Albarn and the illustrator Jamie Hewlett (author of Tank Girl together with Alan Martin). A fictional band that tells the adventures and thoughts of four characters (2D, Murdoc, Russell, and Noodle) in a fantastic universe between postmodern urban setting and steampunk memories. The only permanent member is Mr. Albarn and the project saw the collaborations of hundreds of artists and musicians through the years. After fifteen years of activity, the director Denholm Hewlett recorded some stuff during the recording sessions of the latest albums Humanz and The Now Now and the most ambitious world tours of the band, covering a period that goes from March 2017 to October 2018, and made a film out of it. The most curious things that I’ve found in the 100 minutes of the movie is the great amount of humanity behind the scenes, the fun and the stress of the tour with the consequent lack of sleep, but above all the process of creation of the songs, that take form in unexpected ways but always from the improvisation between humanz. I don’t want to spoil more, so here you find the first act for your enjoyment.

Don’t let the gorillas grab you by the *****!

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Previous insights:

King Crimson’s 50th anniversary Youtube Sessions: https://musicpillshorizonsinmusic.wordpress.com/2019/12/23/king-crimsons-50th-anniversary-is-over-but-the-journey-doesnt-end/


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