Gorillaz Gorillaz: Rise of the Ogre

ISBN 13: 9780718150006

Gorillaz: Rise of the Ogre

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9780718150006: Gorillaz: Rise of the Ogre

"I tell you what, right, I can guarantee you're going to get some real juicy bits of Gorillaz info. I'll probably slag off loads of people, too. It'll be packed full of great shots from the sets of our videos, gigs, rehearsals, interviews...you name it. It's all in there. So place your order up front kids, this book going to be a scorcher!" - Gorillaz bass-slayer Murdoc Nicalls. This stunning, full-colour hardback will be the most unique rock autobiography ever published. Gorillaz have always been as much about the visuals as they are about the music, and the autobiography will be a feast for the eyes. Featuring brand new art from and designed by Jamie Hewlett, this is the full story of Murdoc, 2D, Noodle and Russel Hobbs for the first time. Included will be their emailing with their motley crew of collaborators, from Ike Turner to Sean Ryder, and accounts of the gigs, the movie (for the first time), the videos and the website - including the low down on Kong Studios, their legendary HQ. It is an essential purchase for a legion of fans.

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Gorillaz are the creation of Blur frontman Damon Albarn, and Tank Girl creator Jamie Hewlett. The band has shot to popularity in the UK following their debut album, Gorillaz, and have been named "World's Most Successful Virtual Band" according to the Guiness Book of Records. For more information see www.gorillaz.com

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How do you write a fake biography of a fake band? With style, writer and Gorillaz touring drummer Browne and comic book illustrator Jamie Hewlett, along with the design collective Zombie Fresh Eaters, answer back lustily. Gorillaz are a music/art hybrid masterminded by Hewlett and Blur frontman Damon Albarn, a veritable cartoon supergroup made up of mountainous B-boy Russel Hobbs, Japanese girl guitarist Noodle, metal-worshipping bassist Murdoc, and hollow-eyed, angular vocalist 2D. They are a genuine pop sensation, with millions of albums of dub/hip-hop/punk sold and concerts mixing animation and live musicians. Rise covers all that but from the "perspective" of the band, with the human creators cast as bit players and the focus squarely on the rise, fall, and rise of four scrappy toonz. The book is equal parts graphic novel, design catalog, and spoof of Steven Davis's Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga, characteristics that easily make it the best-in-the-moment biography of snobs, and devotees of great British art pranks alike will devour it whole. Recommended for libraries of all stripes. -- Library Journal, November 15, 2006

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Gorillaz
Verlag: Michael Joseph (2006)
ISBN 10: 0718150007 ISBN 13: 9780718150006
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Buchbeschreibung Michael Joseph, 2006. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. VG/VG- 1st impression 2006 Michael Joseph very large, heavy hardback, unclipped DJ, superbly illustrated and produced volume by the highly regarded Blur offshoot project Gorillaz. 1cm closed tear to lower front edge of DJ, light surface wear otherwise VG and unmarked Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Music; ISBN: 0718150007. ISBN/EAN: 9780718150006. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 067305. Artikel-Nr. 067305

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