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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!

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Electric Picnic 2008: Wow… I’m officially Moving to Ireland

Posted in Music, Music Festivals with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2008 by attemptedmustache

Wow… say what you will about American Music Festivals.. but it is slowly becoming clearer and clearer to me that Europe blows American Festivals out of the water. Not to mention, Europe is all pretty looking and old, and stuff.

Seriously though, think of the beautiful architecture, all that history, and then some of the greatest groups from around the world play, just for you (and you know, like a couple thousand other people.. meh). I think my heart just exploded.

If you’re not into all that aesthetic pleasure, and just wanna know the facts, here is the 2008 lineup for the Electric Picnic Festival that takes place August 29-31st in Stradbally, Ireland.

Sex Pistols, Sigur Rós, Grinderman, Franz Ferdinand, George Clinton & The P-Funk Allstars, My Bloody Valentine, Goldfrapp, Christy Moore, Wilco, The Gossip, Duffy, Underworld, Tinariwen, CSS, Tindersticks, New Young Pony Club, Josh Ritter, Lisa Hannigan, Cathy Davey, That Petrol Emotion, The Breeders, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Sinead O’Connor, Henry Rollins, The Waterboys, The Roots, Kila, Micah P Hinson, Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), Hayseed Dixie, Candi Staton, Juana Molina, Turin Brakes, Faust, Midnight Juggernauts, Tartit, Hadouken!, Silver Apples, Mark Geary, Teitur, Blitzen Trapper, Absentee, Balanescu Quartet, Lou Rhodes, Adrian Crowley, One Day International, The Yard Dogs, Tobias Froberg, Boss Volenti, Dawn Landes, Constantines, Yacht, Lionheart Brothers, Large Mound, Emmy the Great, Foals, Kormac & the BSQ Band, Jape, Noisettes, Dublin Gospel Choir…plus many more to be announced.

Other rumors also have Sigur Ros and the Sex Pistols doing some potential collaboration-type goodness at the show as well.. not to mention Moby, Fatboy Slim, Super Furry Animals, Billy Bragg, Mogwai, Elbow, and Gary Numan are all rumored as future adds to the lineup.

Man… the last time I saw Sigur Ros LIVE they were having audio problems, and their set had a time limit, so they never got to get things in order… and now that I recall how amazing they sounded even with the sound distorted, I can’t even imagine what a set of theirs would be like in an audio-friendly environment.

I just got goosebumps.

Well.. I might have to rob some banks to go to this festival… and trust me, the jail time might actually be worth it. But first things first.. I need to go run over my ex with my car. haha jk.

Over and out!