Zum Beispiel beim Song "Halleluja Money" mit Benjamin Clementine wollten wir ursprünglich auch noch Rick Ross dabei haben.From ‘Parklife’ meddling to animated band head honcho; we peek into the weird and wonderful life of the Britpop innovator. Blur were originally known as Seymour, but their record company refused to sign them up until they changed their name to something else. In the Gorillaz jam ‘Clint Eastwood’, the lyrics “I got sunshine in a bag” are in fact a reference to marijuana or a similarly illegal import.Zayed: Sind denn alle Songs zur gleichen Zeit entstanden? Sie waren alle irgendwie in der Essenz schon da, aber es gibt keinen Plan, wenn ich ein Gorillaz-Album mache.
A freewheeling spirit of experimentation colors the band's work, and over a handful of boundary-pushing albums everyone from Lou Reed and Snoop Dogg, to Bobby Womack, MF Doom and members of the Clash have been charmed by its allure.He also performed briefly with a host of other groups including Two’s A Crowd, The Aftermath and Real Lives. The entire thing was recorded and produced in just thirty-two days, and was written while Gorillaz were touring the States for their previous hit album ‘Plastic Beach’.Many of the tracks make references to where they were made. Blur were nominated twice for the Mercury Prize: for ‘13’ and ‘Parklife’.Grandpa Albarn was one of the many soldiers imprisoned as a conscientious objector during World War II. Damon Albarn and Dan Nakamura sampled the theme for Gorillaz’ ‘Rock The House’ from the 1966 film Modesty Blaise.He’s previously worked with CND and the Stop The War coalition, organising campaigns to raise awareness of the potential dangers of the UK’s involvement in a war. Before Blur, he attempted to make ends meet by attempting a career as a mime and also working as a tea boy at the Beat Factory studio. Damon did backing vocals for Massive Attack’s ‘100th Window’ album under his Gorillaz pseudonym 2D, the spiky-haired front man of the group. In the spy film, a secret agent with the ability to change her hair instantly gets used by the British government as a decoy in an effort to thwart a diamond heist. The album ‘The Fall’ was composed predominantly on an Apple i Pad.