Sunday, September 12, 2010
What is Pep listening to; September 12, 2012?
Everything ever made by the Gorillaz...seriously. I found this playlist on YouTube (lol, yep, my favorite stomping grounds). I wanted to figure out the entire story behind their animated videos and maybe become familiar with the entire concept of having a virtual band with no steady human members. David Albarn of the group The Blur is the one constant member. The rest is just a collaboration between other artists; the focus on hip hop, dubstep, electronic, and alternative.
They have become more successful then I even knew. For instance, I had no idea that their first album Gorillaz sold 7 millions copies and earned them a place in the Guineas book of world records for the most successful virtual band. Their second album, the one that includes Feel Good Inc went five times platinum in the UK and double platinum in the states. I figured they were worth a second listen to and haven't stopped in nearly a week! You can't really go wrong when your guests are Bobby Womack, Mos Def, Dennis Hopper, Dela Soul. Oh and I forgot to mention the five Grammy award norminations in 2006.
Gorillaz YouTube Playlist