History Trivia / Gorillaz

19th Apr '16 6:16:47 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Well it starts from [[Music/{{Blur}} Damon Albarn]] (the co-creator of the band and singing voice for 2-D -- in essence, Albarn is the band's lead singer) and goes from there. The guest performers on some of their songs include Music/DeLaSoul ("Feel Good Inc.", "Superfast Jellyfish"), Del tha Funkee Homosapien ("Clint Eastwood", "Rock the House", from ''[[Music/GorillazAlbum Gorillaz]]''), Creator/ShaunRyder of The Happy Mondays ("DARE", from ''Music/DemonDays''), Bootie Brown of Music/ThePharcyde ("Dirty Harry", from ''Music/DemonDays''), Creator/DennisHopper ("Fire Coming Out of the Monkey's Head", from ''Music/DemonDays''), Creator/BobbyWomack ("Stylo"), Mark E. Smith of Music/TheFall ("Glitter Freeze"), [[Music/TheClash Mick Jones and Paul Simonon]] ("Plastic Beach") and Music/LouReed ("Some Kind of Nature").
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: An inversion, for singer/2D voice Damon Albarn. A manga writer in Japan decided to name his protagonist [[Manga/SoulEater Maka Albarn]] after one of his favorite musicians. In the animated adaptation, her theme song is a punk-rockish, closely resembling the style of many Gorillaz songs.
16th Apr '16 7:16:20 AM MozillaFireBoss
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* VisualPun: The pirate aircraft attacking Noodle's ship in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04mfKJWDSzI Melancholy Hill]] are for all intents and purposes F4U Corsairs with open cockpits. Incidentally, a corsair is another name for a pirate.

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* VisualPun: The pirate aircraft attacking Noodle's ship in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04mfKJWDSzI Melancholy Hill]] are for all intents and purposes F4U Corsairs with open cockpits. Incidentally, a corsair is another name for a pirate.pirate, although the pun may not have been intentional.
16th Apr '16 7:15:28 AM MozillaFireBoss
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* VisualPun: The pirate aircraft attacking Noodle's ship in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04mfKJWDSzI Melancholy Hill]] are for all intents and purposes F4U Corsairs with open cockpits. Incidentally, a corsair is another name for a pirate.
12th Jul '15 10:51:53 AM ThornBrain
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* AscendedFanon: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Mañana_(song) Wikipedia's article]] on the song ''El Mañana'' noted that the helicopters in the video didn't match the ones from ''Feel Good Inc.'', and proposed an explanation for it. This article was quoted in ''Rise of the Ogre'', with Murdoc replying, "Er... yeah. That sounds about right."
12th Jul '15 10:44:57 AM ThornBrain
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* NoExportForYou:
** Gorillaz is known to leave off several tracks for each album either as secret bonuses or as incentive to buy additional [=EPs=] or special-edition albums. Usually, however, at the end of a phase a corresponding B-side album is released containing these songs. Unfortunately, the [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental material]] plays this completely straight.
** Besides this, there are often tracks added into the release of certain albums only in certain areas, with the Japanese release of each studio album getting 1 or 2 songs that otherwise wouldn't be available until the singles or B-side collection gets released.

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* NoExportForYou:
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NoExportForYou: Gorillaz is known to leave off several tracks for each album either as secret bonuses or as bonuses, incentive to buy additional [=EPs=] or special-edition albums.albums, or for foreign editions such as in Japan. Usually, however, at the end of a phase a corresponding B-side album is released containing these songs. Unfortunately, the [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental material]] plays this completely straight.
** Besides this, there are often tracks added into the release of certain albums only in certain areas, with the Japanese release of each studio album getting 1 or 2 songs that otherwise wouldn't be available until the singles or B-side collection gets released.
straight.
12th Jul '15 10:29:45 AM Cherryjuice
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** 'Russell Hobbs' is a brand of iron.
21st Mar '15 11:05:27 AM Cherryjuice
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9th Mar '15 6:58:12 AM Patachou
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Well it starts from [[Music/{{Blur}} Damon Albarn]] (the co-creator of the band and singing voice for 2-D -- in essence, Albarn is the band's lead singer) and goes from there. The guest performers on some of their songs include Music/DeLaSoul ("Feel Good Inc.", "Superfast Jellyfish"), Del tha Funkee Homosapien ("Clint Eastwood", "Rock the House"), Creator/ShaunRyder of The Happy Mondays ("DARE"), Bootie Brown of Music/ThePharcyde ("Dirty Harry"), Creator/DennisHopper ("Fire Coming Out of the Monkey's Head"), Creator/BobbyWomack ("Stylo"), Mark E. Smith of Music/TheFall ("Glitter Freeze"), [[Music/TheClash Mick Jones and Paul Simonon]] ("Plastic Beach") and Music/LouReed ("Some Kind of Nature").

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* HeyItsThatVoice: Well it starts from [[Music/{{Blur}} Damon Albarn]] (the co-creator of the band and singing voice for 2-D -- in essence, Albarn is the band's lead singer) and goes from there. The guest performers on some of their songs include Music/DeLaSoul ("Feel Good Inc.", "Superfast Jellyfish"), Del tha Funkee Homosapien ("Clint Eastwood", "Rock the House"), House", from ''[[Music/GorillazAlbum Gorillaz]]''), Creator/ShaunRyder of The Happy Mondays ("DARE"), ("DARE", from ''Music/DemonDays''), Bootie Brown of Music/ThePharcyde ("Dirty Harry"), Harry", from ''Music/DemonDays''), Creator/DennisHopper ("Fire Coming Out of the Monkey's Head"), Head", from ''Music/DemonDays''), Creator/BobbyWomack ("Stylo"), Mark E. Smith of Music/TheFall ("Glitter Freeze"), [[Music/TheClash Mick Jones and Paul Simonon]] ("Plastic Beach") and Music/LouReed ("Some Kind of Nature").



* TechnologyMarchesOn: At the time, the fact that the first Gorillaz CD gave you access to exclusive content on the band's interactive site was revolutionary. Now, if you play that movie that pops up when you put the disc into your computer all the way through, your browser opens up... to an error message. Indeed the whole "Enhanced CD" fad was on its last legs around the time of the first Gorillaz album. Compare ''Music/DemonDays'' and ''Music/PlasticBeach'' which feature no such Autoplay content, but merely references in the booklet to sections of the band's website to find lyrics and other content.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: At the time, the fact that the first Gorillaz CD gave you access to exclusive content on the band's interactive site was revolutionary. Now, if you play that movie that pops up when you put the disc into your computer all the way through, your browser opens up... to an error message. Indeed the whole "Enhanced CD" fad was on its last legs around the time of the first Gorillaz album.album, ''[[Music/GorillazAlbum Gorillaz]]''. Compare ''Music/DemonDays'' and ''Music/PlasticBeach'' which feature no such Autoplay content, but merely references in the booklet to sections of the band's website to find lyrics and other content.
15th Jan '15 10:21:36 PM spirasen
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Well it starts from [[Music/{{Blur}} Damon Albarn]] (the co-creator of the band and singing voice for 2-D -- in essence, Albarn is the band's lead singer) and goes from there. The guest performers on some of their songs include Music/DeLaSoul ("Feel Good Inc.", "Superfast Jellyfish"), Del tha Funkee Homosapien ("Clint Eastwood", "Rock the House"), Shaun Ryder of The Happy Mondays ("DARE"), Bootie Brown of The Pharcyde ("Dirty Harry"), Dennis Hopper ("Fire Coming Out of A Monkey's Head"), Bobby Womack ("Stylo"), Mark E. Smith of The Fall ("Glitter Freeze"), [[Music/TheClash Mick Jones and Paul Simonon]] ("Plastic Beach") and Music/LouReed ("Some Kind of Nature").
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: An inversion, for singer/2D voice Damon Albarn. A manga writer in Japan decided to name his protagonist [[SoulEater Maka Albarn]] after one of his favorite musicians. In the animated adaptation, her theme song is a punk-rockish, closely resembling the style of many Gorillaz songs.

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* HeyItsThatVoice: Well it starts from [[Music/{{Blur}} Damon Albarn]] (the co-creator of the band and singing voice for 2-D -- in essence, Albarn is the band's lead singer) and goes from there. The guest performers on some of their songs include Music/DeLaSoul ("Feel Good Inc.", "Superfast Jellyfish"), Del tha Funkee Homosapien ("Clint Eastwood", "Rock the House"), Shaun Ryder Creator/ShaunRyder of The Happy Mondays ("DARE"), Bootie Brown of The Pharcyde Music/ThePharcyde ("Dirty Harry"), Dennis Hopper Creator/DennisHopper ("Fire Coming Out of A the Monkey's Head"), Bobby Womack Creator/BobbyWomack ("Stylo"), Mark E. Smith of The Fall Music/TheFall ("Glitter Freeze"), [[Music/TheClash Mick Jones and Paul Simonon]] ("Plastic Beach") and Music/LouReed ("Some Kind of Nature").
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: An inversion, for singer/2D voice Damon Albarn. A manga writer in Japan decided to name his protagonist [[SoulEater [[Manga/SoulEater Maka Albarn]] after one of his favorite musicians. In the animated adaptation, her theme song is a punk-rockish, closely resembling the style of many Gorillaz songs.



9th Jan '15 12:42:55 AM Scabbard
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* [[SoMyKidsCanWatch So My Kids Can Listen]]: The exact reason why Bobby Womack came out of retirement to sing on "Stylo" (his daughter specifically nudged him to work with Albarn.) The song revitalized public interest in Womack, leading to his first album in 18 years.

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* [[SoMyKidsCanWatch So My Kids Can Listen]]: The exact reason why Bobby Womack came out of retirement to sing on "Stylo" (his daughter specifically nudged him to work with Albarn.) Albarn). The song revitalized public interest in Womack, leading to his first album in 18 years.
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