History Music / Gorillaz

24th Sep '16 8:46:17 PM Angeldeb82
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[[caption-width-right:373:[[EarWorm Feel good.]][[note]]Clockwise from top left: [[{{TokenEvilTeammate}} Murdoc]], [[GentleGiant Russel]], [[IdiotSavant 2D]], [[TheHeart Noodle]].[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:373:[[EarWorm Feel good.]][[note]]Clockwise from top left: [[{{TokenEvilTeammate}} [[TokenEvilTeammate Murdoc]], [[GentleGiant Russel]], [[IdiotSavant 2D]], [[TheHeart Noodle]].[[/note]]]]



Gorillaz are a [[VirtualCelebrity virtual]] alternative rock, alternative hip-hop, and trip-hop band created in 1998 by Music/{{Blur}} frontman Damon Albarn and ''ComicBook/TankGirl'' co-creator Jamie Hewlett. The band consists of four animated fictional characters, Stuart "2-D" Pot (vocals and keyboard), Murdoc Niccals (bass guitar), Russel Hobbs (percussion), and Noodle (lead guitar). These characters are completely fictional and do not represent any real life musicians involved in this project. Aside from live performances during Escape to Plastic Beach World Tour (and to a lesser extent, Demon Days Live), Gorillaz' 'real life' musicians change for each album (with the exception of creator Damon Albarn) and usually stay behind the scenes while Gorillaz are credited as the real band. The virtual band was created as a commentary on Creator/{{MTV}} often putting more of an emphasis on the musician than the music itself, having a discrepancy between the visuals and the music. To prove that musical groups could be executed in a more interdependent fashion, they created fictional backstories and put much emphasis on the animation and cartoons.

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Gorillaz are a [[VirtualCelebrity virtual]] {{virtual|Celebrity}} alternative rock, alternative hip-hop, and trip-hop band created in 1998 by Music/{{Blur}} frontman Damon Albarn and ''ComicBook/TankGirl'' co-creator Jamie Hewlett. The band consists of four animated fictional characters, Stuart "2-D" Pot (vocals and keyboard), Murdoc Niccals (bass guitar), Russel Hobbs (percussion), and Noodle (lead guitar). These characters are completely fictional and do not represent any real life musicians involved in this project. Aside from live performances during Escape to Plastic Beach World Tour (and to a lesser extent, Demon Days Live), Gorillaz' 'real life' musicians change for each album (with the exception of creator Damon Albarn) and usually stay behind the scenes while Gorillaz are credited as the real band. The virtual band was created as a commentary on Creator/{{MTV}} often putting more of an emphasis on the musician than the music itself, having a discrepancy between the visuals and the music. To prove that musical groups could be executed in a more interdependent fashion, they created fictional backstories and put much emphasis on the animation and cartoons.



* AllPartOfTheShow: [[spoiler:Nobody noticed that the helicopters in "El Mañana" were genuinely trying to kill Noodle until after the filming was finished]].

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* AllPartOfTheShow: [[spoiler:Nobody noticed that the helicopters in "El Mañana" were genuinely trying to kill Noodle until after the filming was finished]].finished.]]



* ArtEvolution: The art has become more complex and is now occasionally in [[RogerRabbitEffect 3D on a live-action background.]] To really drive this home, compare what 2D looked like back in Phase One to [[http://www.huhmagazine.co.uk/images/uploaded/the_fall_gorillaz_01.jpg what he looks like today]].

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* ArtEvolution: The art has become more complex and is now occasionally in [[RogerRabbitEffect 3D on a live-action background.]] background]]. To really drive this home, compare what 2D looked like back in Phase One to [[http://www.huhmagazine.co.uk/images/uploaded/the_fall_gorillaz_01.jpg what he looks like today]].



* CerebusSyndrome: At the start, Gorillaz was more lighthearted; it had the funny ''Gorillabitez'' cartoons, 2D was far happier, Russel still had [[Music/DelThaFunkeeHomosapien Del]] and the band generally seemed to be more at peace with each other. Then came Phase 2, which had Del taken away from Russel and "El Mañana"'s video in which Noodle was [[spoiler:apparently KILLED]]. The following Phase 3 took things down an even darker route, having Murdoc make a pretty sinister robot version of Noodle and push the formerly cheerful 2D to the edge of his sanity by kidnapping him and treating him in the way that only a monster would.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: [[http://gorillaz.com/profile/2d/2-Down 2D really doesn't get Sudoku]].

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* CerebusSyndrome: At the start, Gorillaz was more lighthearted; it had the funny ''Gorillabitez'' cartoons, 2D was far happier, Russel still had [[Music/DelThaFunkeeHomosapien Del]] Music/{{Del|ThaFunkeeHomosapien}} and the band generally seemed to be more at peace with each other. Then came Phase 2, which had Del taken away from Russel and "El Mañana"'s video in which Noodle was [[spoiler:apparently KILLED]]. The following Phase 3 took things down an even darker route, having Murdoc make a pretty sinister robot version of Noodle and push the formerly cheerful 2D to the edge of his sanity by kidnapping him and treating him in the way that only a monster would.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: [[http://gorillaz.com/profile/2d/2-Down 2D really doesn't get Sudoku]].Sudoku.]]



* CreepyCrossdresser: Murdoc has mentioned disguising himself as a woman a couple of times on his Twitter page, though we have yet to see any pics of the same.



* EnemyMine; Implied in the lyrics to "Rhinestone Eyes":

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* EnemyMine; EnemyMine: Implied in the lyrics to "Rhinestone Eyes":



** The album versions of "Dirty Harry" and "Feel Good Inc." run together with some [[EvilLaugh seriously creepy laughter.]]

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** The album versions of "Dirty Harry" and "Feel Good Inc." run together with some [[EvilLaugh seriously creepy laughter.]]laughter]].



* TheGrimReaper: Appears to have it in for Russel, what with directly being involved in the gang shooting which killed Russel's friends and later removing Del's soul from him, for as-yet-unrevealed reasons. Also, judging from Murdoc's tweets regarding the "On Melancholy Hill" events, maybe [[spoiler:the Boogieman.]]

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* TheGrimReaper: Appears to have it in for Russel, what with directly being involved in the gang shooting which killed Russel's friends and later removing Del's soul from him, for as-yet-unrevealed reasons. Also, judging from Murdoc's tweets regarding the "On Melancholy Hill" events, maybe [[spoiler:the Boogieman.]]Boogieman]].



* LiteralMetaphor; In ''We are the Dury'':

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* LiteralMetaphor; LiteralMetaphor: In ''We are the Dury'':



* NonstandardGameOver: In the interactive DVD ''Celebrity Take Down'', an investigator is given the option of going into different rooms in [[Main/HauntedHouse Kong Studios]], once there, he has a limited time to examine, if he stays for to long, an automatic cutscene is activated offhandedly disposing the intruder. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydgbT8m_I48 It isn't pretty]].

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* NonstandardGameOver: In the interactive DVD ''Celebrity Take Down'', an investigator is given the option of going into different rooms in [[Main/HauntedHouse [[HauntedHouse Kong Studios]], once there, he has a limited time to examine, if he stays for to long, an automatic cutscene is activated offhandedly disposing the intruder. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydgbT8m_I48 It isn't pretty]].pretty.]]



* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: Whether they like it or not. Although the band effectively broke up after "El Mañana", Murdoc is so determined to produce the ''Plastic Beach'' album that he kidnapped 2D and built a cyborg replacement for Noodle, made partially from the real Noodle's DNA, for that purpose. Russell was left to his own devices and replaced by a drum machine, although once hearing about the band he decided to [[TooDumbToLive swim to Plastic Beach.]]

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* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: Whether they like it or not. Although the band effectively broke up after "El Mañana", Murdoc is so determined to produce the ''Plastic Beach'' album that he kidnapped 2D and built a cyborg replacement for Noodle, made partially from the real Noodle's DNA, for that purpose. Russell was left to his own devices and replaced by a drum machine, although once hearing about the band he decided to [[TooDumbToLive swim to Plastic Beach.]]Beach]].



** Also "Rockit".



* SingingSimlish: "Rockit".



** Music/DelThaFunkeeHomosapien appears on guest vocals in multiple songs on ''[[Music/GorillazAlbum Gorillaz]]'', including "Clint Eastwood" and "Rock The House".

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** Music/DelThaFunkeeHomosapien appears on guest vocals in multiple songs on ''[[Music/GorillazAlbum Gorillaz]]'', ''Music/{{Gorillaz|Album}}'', including "Clint Eastwood" and "Rock The House".



* VillainousCrossdresser: Murdoc has mentioned disguising himself as a woman a couple of times on his Twitter page, though we have yet to see any pics of same.
22nd Jul '16 3:40:27 AM StFan
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-->--'''Murdoc Niccals'''

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-->--'''Murdoc -->-- '''Murdoc Niccals'''


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-->'''Russel:''' Since I got into taxidermy I find it's a great way to pass the time and also gives the animals a real dignified ending.\\
'''Murdoc:''' Are you in some sort of K-hole? There's nothing really dignified about the poses you set them in, Russel. They look really... startled.\\
'''Russel:''' I just wanted to break new grounds in that area, advance the tradition and bring a whole hip hop attitude to the taxidermy world. I've been cutting and pasting different animal styles together. Yaks with lizards, hogs and zebras... it keeps the whole thing fresh, y'know? Once they're done you can customize the animals with bass-bins, under-lighting, alloy wheels... a kinda "Pimp-My-Rhino" thing.
22nd Jul '16 3:27:31 AM StFan
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* SmokingIsCool: It's a Jamie Hewlett story, what did you expect?
** Noodle is the only one shown not to smoke, though that may just be due to her age.

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* SmokingIsCool: It's a Jamie Hewlett story, what did you expect?
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expect? Noodle is the only one shown not to smoke, though that may just be due to her age.
21st Jul '16 10:13:46 PM TheHappySpaceman
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** Noodle is the only one shown not to smoke, though that may just be due to her age.
11th Jul '16 10:24:48 AM YpsiFang
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* EldritchAbomination: [[http://gorillaz.com/evangelist The Evangelist]] sure is... tentacle-y.

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* EldritchAbomination: [[http://gorillaz.com/evangelist The Evangelist]] sure is... tentacle-y. However, the Boogieman is a more clear-cut case as the Evangelist is apparently good.
5th Jul '16 1:17:44 PM Demotivator
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Damon Albarn has confirmed, after much speculation and a minor bout of CreativeDifferences with Co-Creator Jamie Hewlett, that the band is in the process of [[http://thissongissick.com/blog/2014/gorillaz-are-back-plans-for-new-album/ re-activating]] for 2016.

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Damon Albarn has confirmed, after much speculation and a minor bout of CreativeDifferences with Co-Creator Jamie Hewlett, that the band is in the process of [[http://thissongissick.com/blog/2014/gorillaz-are-back-plans-for-new-album/ re-activating]] [[http://www.nme.com/news/gorillaz/94155 for 2016.
2017]].
10th Jun '16 12:39:07 PM TFSyndicate
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* EvilBrit: Just '''look''' at him!
10th Jun '16 12:38:26 PM TFSyndicate
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* EpicFail: In the short "Game of Death", Murdoc loses a fighting game... to 2D. Well, 2D is shown to be an avid gamer whereas Murdoc is relatively out of touch with technology.

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* EpicFail: In the short "Game of Death", Murdoc loses a fighting game... to 2D. Well, 2D is shown to be an avid gamer whereas Murdoc is relatively out of touch with technology. [[spoiler:Actually, they're just pretending to play a video game.]]


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* EvilBrit: Just '''look''' at him!
29th May '16 7:10:25 PM Mr.French
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** The cut 5/4 music video was to have featured several scantily clad women, full-frontal nudity, and an opening shot of an anonymous girl masturbating. Once again, Jamie Hewlett's artstyle makes it tow the line between erotic and off-putting.
27th Apr '16 9:38:29 AM stuffedninja
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They have their own Awesome Music section in TV Tropes available to view [[AwesomeMusic/{{Gorillaz}} here]]. They have become one of the most recognizable trip-hop groups around, all while being an animated band.

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They have their own Awesome Music section in TV Tropes available to view [[AwesomeMusic/{{Gorillaz}} here]]. They have become one of the probably ''the'' most recognizable trip-hop groups around, group in trip-hop, all while being an animated band.
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