1. Post #1

    January 2012
    3 Posts
    Gorillaz thread


    The terrible FAQ:
    Q. Who the fuck are they.
    A. as defined by wikipedia, Gorillaz are an English musical and visual project created in 1998 by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. The project consists of Gorillaz music itself and an extensive fictional universe depicting a "virtual band" of cartoon characters. This band has four animated members: 2D (lead vocalist, keyboard, and melodica), Murdoc Niccals (bass guitar and drum machine), Noodle (guitar, keyboard, and occasional vocals) and Russel Hobbs (drums and percussion).

    Q. are they alter egos of someone?
    A. Actually, they are purely fictional, although Damon Albarn says 2D is based off a bit from him,

    Q. How do they perform live? They be cartoon characters, yo
    A. well gee nigga home b dawg dis be their magik:
    They either use Musion Eyeliner (it does a peppers ghost effect) to project the band members on stage
    Example:

    or, the inexpensive option:
    Have a whole live orchestra, and the singers on.
    This works since 2D is basically Damon Albarns voice, and De La Soul and other guests just appear
    example:
    now stop asking questions.

    Their music videos (in a story order)

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  2. Post #2
    Chief Gunnery Sgt. of the SS Shitpost
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    March 2009
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    My favorite band out there.
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  3. Post #3
    soccerskyman's Avatar
    October 2009
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    Fucking love Gorillaz. Plastic Beach was incredible btw.
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    June 2009
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    Wasn't a massive fan of plastic beach to be honest, but it did have a few good songs on there such as On Melancholy Hill
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  5. Post #5
    iggy650's Avatar
    July 2009
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    Favorite band of all time.


    BTW I asked ChaCha a while ago if Gorillaz was working on another album yet because I was bored. They responded with "Actually Yes! Although there is no news about what all star rappers will be on the album, Damon and Jamie have confirmed that another album is in the works."

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    The Union Jack would look a shit ton better with a Hammer and Sickle in the middle of it
    Bobie's Avatar
    November 2007
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    i loved gorillaz stuff with del tha funkee homosapien
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    March 2010
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    Fantastic band, my dad actually opened for them with his band when they played at the convention center in Ocean City, MD. He had to ask me who they were
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    June 2007
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    First album I ever bought was the first Gorillaz album. Always remember this being in the artwork inside the cover.

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    Hi Jo
    Jo The Shmo's Avatar
    February 2009
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    there have already been a ton of gorillaz threads
    http://www.facepunch.com/search.php?searchid=1873160

    but thats ok because they are pretty awesome
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    November 2009
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    there have already been a ton of gorillaz threads
    http://www.facepunch.com/search.php?searchid=1873160

    but thats ok because they are pretty awesome


    ?

    Demon Days was one of the first albums I owned.
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    May 2005
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    Oh my God if it's true that they're making another album then I'm a lot happier. Didn't Albarn say that they would never achieve 2010's musical success/accomplishments again?

  12. Post #12
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    December 2008
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    Don't know about a new Gorillaz album but there's this
    http://www.mxdwn.com/2011/10/27/news...this-saturday/
    I love Flea too so this sounds great

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    Fingers!!!'s Avatar
    May 2005
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    Don't know about a new Gorillaz album but there's this
    http://www.mxdwn.com/2011/10/27/news...this-saturday/
    I love Flea too so this sounds great
    Oh God that's awesome. Even though I can't see it going far.

  14. Post #14
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    July 2009
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    one of my favourite bands. one thing i must say is, even though the fall is an awesome album, it feels as if it was missing a little something to make it complete.
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    I PAID $9 TO TROLL THE GMF BECAUSE I ASPIRE TO BE BETTER THAN MY PROSTITUTE MOTHER WITH 9 KIDS AND DRUNKEN FATHER WHO BEATS ME EVERY NIGHT. SOMETIMES I CRY MYSELF TO SLEEP HOPING THE MODS DONT BAN ME ;__;
    SoSicklyAwesome's Avatar
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    Wasn't a massive fan of plastic beach to be honest, but it did have a few good songs on there such as On Melancholy Hill
    Says the guy with a Justin Bieber avatar...
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  16. Post #16
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    February 2005
    180 Posts
    Jamie helped design a few Converse shoes to go along with Gorillaz upcoming collaboration, and god, do I want the high-top Pazusus.


    For those not in the know, Converse pairs up three artists (I think Matt & Kim, Andrew W.K., and Soulja Boy were the last match up) to record a brand new track. The release date is sometime in February.

    Let's hope the new song is a good one!
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    En-Guage V2's Avatar
    August 2009
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    Demon Days was a god tier album
    the new ones are pretty mediocre
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    November 2008
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    Demon Days was a god tier album
    the new ones are pretty mediocre
    Demon Days is the worst. Plastic Beach is by far the best
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    En-Guage V2's Avatar
    August 2009
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    Dunno about plastic beach but fuck ya
    so many classics on demon days
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    November 2009
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    Says the guy with a Justin Bieber avatar...
    You realise it's a satirical avatar right?

    Edited:

    Dunno about plastic beach but fuck ya
    so many classics on demon days
    Only a couple songs I didn't enjoy on Demon Days.
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    November 2008
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    The last half of it is almost totally useless, besides Dare. Plastic Beach has way more classic songs.

  22. Post #22
    En-Guage V2's Avatar
    August 2009
    14,820 Posts
    I'll give it a look
    I've heard bad things...

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    I PAID $9 TO TROLL THE GMF BECAUSE I ASPIRE TO BE BETTER THAN MY PROSTITUTE MOTHER WITH 9 KIDS AND DRUNKEN FATHER WHO BEATS ME EVERY NIGHT. SOMETIMES I CRY MYSELF TO SLEEP HOPING THE MODS DONT BAN ME ;__;
    SoSicklyAwesome's Avatar
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    You realise it's a satirical avatar right?
    You realise I was joking, right?
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    The thing I've seen with plastic beach is either you love it, or you hate it.
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    December 2008
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    I think the thing with Plastic Beach is it's probably the most rap oriented album by the Gorillaz so it might detract some fans who aren't major rap fans. I know that I myself didn't like it much until I warmed up to rap and usually people who like rap also like it.
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  26. Post #26
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    November 2009
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    You realise I was joking, right?
    You realise jokes about Justin Bieber aren't funny right?
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  27. Post #27
    D3ADST4R's Avatar
    July 2009
    273 Posts
    One of the best bands out there. I was a huge fan of Blur, but I'm glad this side project was sooo different. The animations is the best part to me.

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    I think the thing with Plastic Beach is it's probably the most rap oriented album by the Gorillaz so it might detract some fans who aren't major rap fans. I know that I myself didn't like it much until I warmed up to rap and usually people who like rap also like it.
    Yeah I KIND of like rap, not that much, just enough to bare the rhymes and such, but when it's mixed with Gorillaz? Oh God I love it, White Flag is amazing.
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    En-Guage V2's Avatar
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    You realise jokes about Justin Bieber aren't funny right?
    they're not?
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    October 2009
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    Demon Days and Plastic Beach are both incredible. I find it hard to compare the two though. Their styles are so vastly different.
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    What genre would you say Gorillaz is? iTunes says that Demon Days is Indie Rock, G Sides is Alternative, and Plastic Beach is Pop.
    I personally have no idea, because their songs are so widely varied.

    Edited:

    Also just bought Demon Days last month and it is excellent. I used to only know Gorillaz for 19-2000 Soul Child Remix (a friend in middle school showed me the music video) but I'd heard good things. I like how you can just play the whole album straight through nonstop and it provides really good music to just play in the background as you do stuff.
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  32. Post #32
    CheeserCrice's Avatar
    September 2010
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    Love this band. Plastic beach is kinda underrated, I love Demon Days and their self-titled one too.

    Edited:

    I like their more experimental old tunes like this:

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    November 2009
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    What genre would you say Gorillaz is? iTunes says that Demon Days is Indie Rock, G Sides is Alternative, and Plastic Beach is Pop.
    I personally have no idea, because their songs are so widely varied.
    Plastic Beach, pop? What the fuck iTunes?

    It's more hip-hop than pop.

    I just classify Gorillaz as alternative.
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    May 2010
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    Plastic Beach, pop? What the fuck iTunes?

    It's more hip-hop than pop.

    I just classify Gorillaz as alternative.
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  35. Post #35
    Dennab
    March 2010
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    Melancholy hill is a great song.
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    January 2012
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    What genre would you say Gorillaz is? iTunes says that Demon Days is Indie Rock, G Sides is Alternative, and Plastic Beach is Pop.
    I personally have no idea, because their songs are so widely varied.

    Edited:
    alternative trip hop

    Also just bought Demon Days last month and it is excellent. I used to only know Gorillaz for 19-2000 Soul Child Remix (a friend in middle school showed me the music video) but I'd heard good things. I like how you can just play the whole album straight through nonstop and it provides really good music to just play in the background as you do stuff.

  37. Post #37
    Pedro the Fuzzy's Avatar
    July 2009
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    I love Gorillaz but I just totally hated The Fall. I find the back story behind them so interesting too. I want more, I say!
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  38. Post #38
    Narrator's Avatar
    January 2012
    11 Posts
    Hell yeah, the Gorillaz!

  39. Post #39
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    This one grew on me, didn't like it the first time but it definitely warmed on me.

    Melancholy hill is fucking awesome by the way.

    Gorillaz is just major chill out music. After a rough day it's fun to just lie back, and listen to them. Maybe read a book, play some pokemon or just lie back and listen :D

  40. Post #40
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    May 2010
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    Fuck yeah, Gorillaz.

    That is all.
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