Gorillaz - Gorillaz / by Rollie Agado

I wish I could describe the excitement I had when I discovered the Gorillaz in 2001.  I walked Switched on CDs and the shop owner Glen mentioned to me that a cartoon album was about to drop featuring Damon Albarn as a vocalist.

I had taken a really strong liking to a lot of later Blur stuff so I was intrigued to hear what his post Blur stuff would sound like.

I never expected however to hear the style hoppy goodness that turned out to be the Gorillaz. It was everything that I ever wanted in "virtual band".   They leveraged the available technology and mediums to the extremes at a time where everything was blurry.

This album is nearly 15 years old and I'm having a hard time trying to remember - how I became obsessed with the band.   I'm pretty sure that I spent a lot of time on the net visiting websites...  I just double checked the album and confirmed that it was an "enhanced CD".   For a brief period of time, a lot of albums came with multimedia you could drag and drop onto your computer.

My computer at the time wasn't particularly good, so I never bothered seeing the extended content.   I now have a better computer, but I wonder if the multimedia is obsolete.

Hmmm...  a potential weekend project.  Go thru my stack of CD's and find examples of multimedia material from albums I own.

Stand out tracks:

Artists: Gorillaz
Album: Gorillaz
Producer: Tom Girling, Jason Cox, Dan the Automator, Gorillaz
Label: Parlophone, Virgin, Warner Bros.
Recorded: Studio 13, Geejam Studios