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Gorillaz’s “Plastic Beach”: Will Del Ghost Rap out of Russel’s Head?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2010 by attemptedmustache

The Gorillaz‘ ever so anticipated album Plastic Beach is on sale March 8th (and 9th in the US), and I’ve been wetting my seat ever since the first uttering that they’d be returning with a 3rd album.  So what can we expect from 2D, Murdoc, Noodle and Russell?  Bruce Willis in a vague, nonspecific car chase with probably no shoes on? You betcha!

While Damon Albarn and crew are certain to please with a lyrical hodge-podge of artists all stuffed into Plastic Beach’s album cast, it will be interesting to see how fluid the tracks are and whether or not it will hold up to the high expectations fathered by the International success of the Gorillaz’ debut and sophomore albums.

Though it is unlikely we’ll be storing up our psychedelic mushrooms in anticipation of a possible return of “the fluency with rhyming ingenuity” of the oh so talented Del The Funkee Homosapian, the album WILL sport appearances by the likes of Lou Reed, Mick Jones (The Clash), Paul Simonon (The Clash/The Good, The Bad, and The Queen) Mos Def, Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), De La Soul, Little Dragon, Snoop Dogg, The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Mark E. Smith (The Fall) and singer/songwriter/musician Bobby Womack, which is certain to please even critics and pretentious hipsters with the stickest filters.

But, if you’re not into good music, and feel like spending money on something that is more likely to cause your eyes to vomit and your penis to push the ‘ejector’ button shooting itself deep into your rectum faster than you can say ‘Broomhilda’… well, then Lindsay Lohan is writing a book, and let’s be honest here, it’s probably about that goat she blew when she was high on hillbilly heroin.  No no no, seriously, Lindsay’s changed, I’m sure everything we ever needed to know about LiLo will be spelled out for us in the books dedication:
“For Cocaine, cuz you’re one hell of a drug.”

For more info on what to expect from the Gorillaz in the next week, go see the big kids at Stereogum for details!

More Lollapalooza Rumors- So much for my seat staying dry.

Posted in Music, Music Festivals with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2008 by attemptedmustache

The Chicago Times sure knows how to make my world go round, cuz they keep leaking more and more hints about the amazing 2008 Lolla lineup.

The latest hints to be announced:

Rage Against the Machine and Wilco

Sure, I was already expecting Wilco to be there, for whatever reason… But Rage would definitely be a pleasant surprise. Sure… I saw them last year at the Coachella Festival, but as long as Zach de la Rocha keeps his political rant down to a 10 minute max, and the crackhead who stepped on my skull promises to no-show, then we’re all good!!

As for Wilco… one of my favorite bands in the whole world… I don’t think I could ever get sick of hearing Jeff Tweedy sing, or grow tired of watching Nels shred his fingers off time and time again. They’re just a classic band, and you can’t ever go wrong when Wilco is on board.
(for those who haven’t heard them live, do yourselves a favor and buy their Kicking Television: Live in Chicago Album… and as you listen to it, think about how that disc isn’t even doing them any justice. They really are probably on of THE best live bands out there…)