The first song of Gorillaz came in my head since I was in standard 4, and the song name Clint Eastwood. At first, I do thought Gorillaz is a weekend cartoon program. But year after year, I found out that Gorillaz is cartoon band. I like them so much, why?
Firstly, because the characters were so cute and rock. Do you know Russel?2d?Murdoc, and Noodle?
My favorite character was Noodle, why Noodle? Because the first time I get to know Noodle, she was so small and she can play guitar...Plus, She is the lead guitarist for Gorillaz.
Here I'm about to introduce you about the band..
2D: The Vocalist for Gorillaz.He seems so shy to talk
Russel: He play drum for the band. He like to eat eels.
Murdoc: The most violent guy in cartoon world I ever knew. He play bass for he band.
My Favorite Noodle: She's from Japan.and she play lead guitar for Gorillaz.
Ok, thats the member of the band. But actually, I am not about to tell you about the music of the band, but I'm about to tell you about GORILLAZ in the real life. Why in real life?
Because the make the band looking so alive. This is the main reason why I like them so much. Gorillaz never show their true face in front of the public. Not only face, they never expose their body too. Which mean, they come in cartoon mode. Even when they are performing in a live show, they use a super large screen and play as a cartoon character on the stage, imagine how's that could be done.
Ok, lets go for the man behind GORILLAZ
Right: Jamie Hewlett, the man behind Gorillaz.
Jamie Christopher Hewlett or known as Jamie Hewlett born in West Sussex in Horsham. After all this time, he's the man who draw Gorillaz until today. Jamie was a very talented cartoon artist. He do publish many comics book for example like Tank Girl.
Tank Girl: By Jamie Hewlett, one of his comic.
On that time Jamie was cooperating with his buddy name Olivier in order to publish comic, to create new cartoon. But the day of Jamie and Olivier befriend is over when they both split for their own good.
Next, Jamie move into a flat with his friend name Damon Albarn. After a long time of staying together, suddenly both of them decide to produce a virtual band name as Gorillaz with the help from Jamie himself.
Jamie is the person who created 2D, Murdoc Nicalls, Russel and Noodle by making them look like so alive, I mean not about the drawing of the character, its about how the play the role for the cartoon character that make it so real.
I still remember one time when I was watching the program CRIBS in MTV. Suudenly, CRIBS is coming to Murdoc house. I was so excited to see Murdoc in real life and in his house because I never seen Murdoc in real life. But, I was shocked when CRIBS only shown the house of Murdoc in virtual mode which mean in Cartoon. See, they never show themselves and make their cartton character like living among us like normal people.
This is the video of CRIBS, visited to Murdoc house.
Ok, lets move on the Character, first up is 2D.
2D is born in 23 May 1978 with his birth name Stuart Pot. Some call him Stu, Stu-Pot and 2D.
2D was born in Crawley, West Sussex. 2D is the vocalist of the band. He's a very shy guy, with a brilliant brain to create song. He always being bully by Murdoc. In real life, 2D is played by Damon Albarn. Many have seen the face pf Damon Albarn, why? Did I said that Gorillaz never shown their faces? This is because Damon Albarn is the vocalist for another biggest band in the world, BLUR.
Blur: 2 from left is Damon Albarn, the man behind 2D
Damon Albarn, 2D on real life.
The story of 2D started when 2D nickname came from the dent the character has in each eye socket causing them to look pitch black and empty, both caused by accidents with Murdoc's vehicle. 2D real name is Stuart Tusspot.
Ok enough about 2D, lets go to the next character, Murdoc Nicalls.
Murdoc: He's the bassist for Gorillaz
Murdoc or his real name Murdoc Nicalls was abandoned by his father since he was a children . Murdoc been exposed to many violent and street lifestyles that affect his attitude until todays as a very violent person and really enjoy himself bullying 2D. Murdoc like to eats weird food like Eeels that je steals from Russel. Murdoc live in a caravan in Kong Country.
Remember the Jeep in 19 2000 video clips, the Jeep belongs to him.But he dont call that Jeep as jeep, but a Space Shuttle. In the past Album, theres a song entitled El Manana . The songs is about how Gorillaz is being captured and hunt by the Government( which government? I dont know). Remember the song Feel Good Inc, where Noodle and Murdoc being chased by a helicopter?
It ends with Noodle death but it was only a hoax. Ok, thats will be enlarge on other part, now lets move on to Russel and his real life.
In real life, Murdoc name is Murdoc Alphonse Nicalls. He was actually born in Staffordshire in England. But, I never have seen his real face before. I heard from some sources that Murdoc is a 35 age man with long hair but I dont know that. Murdoc real name is Murdoc Faust Nicalls.
Noodle is the lead guitar for the Gorillaz, created by Jamie and Damon Albarn, the character Noodle was originally name Suzuki.
Noodle arrived at the front door of the Gorillaz house by a FedEx crate. Gorillaz suddenly accept Noodle as the fourth member of Gorillaz. But why noodle? In the story, Noodle cant even a speak a single English word except 'NOODLE'. start from that her name change to Noodle.
After 3 years of misery, Noodle went back to Japan to explore and recaptured the memories about herself after she haunted by a strange dreams which asking her to get back to Japan. Noodle do return to Japan and suddenly she met with her creator Mr Kyuzo who work in a restaurant.
Finally, Noodle find out who she really is. From the websites..Noodle is
part of a secret government super soldier project, trained specially as a
musician. As a result, she is a master of many weapons, languages, and musical instruments, with a speciality in the guitar, both as a musical instrument, and a weapon.
Hahahah,,ok thats for Noodle, But....After 2010 El Manana incident, Noodle is classified gone by the Gorillaz after the attack by the Helicopter that leaves the Flying Windmill with Nothing. Being sad by the loss, Murdoc created a new member of Gorillaz using some DNA of Noodle and created Cyborg Noodle. Cyborg Noodle have all the characteristic of the real Noodle, but he only obey Murdoc orders. Cyborg Noodles love Twilight and Robert Pattinson.
Right: Cyborg Noodle
Russel: The drummers for Gorillaz.
Russel was born in June 1975 and created by Jamie and Damon. He was born in Brooklyn as very successful child in her young age. In the story, Russel attend the Xavier High School for gifted youngster where he studied alongside the X MEN heroes. He was expelled due to his behavior of assaulting others student while being controlled in demonic possession.
After being expelled, Russel was fall into coma and a man called Father Merin ask the Demon to inhabiting the Russel body. After that, Russel was unable to return to the school and he was return back to Brooklyn and studied there. It was time for him to learn the hip hop culture from Brooklyn.
Time after time, the soul who inhabitant the Russel body became his close in friend who name Del . In creating song, in rapping and in drum sessions Del always helping Russel in his works.
In late 2003, The Grim Reaper came and rip off Del who lived in Russel body. Due to the death of Del, Russel fall in coma about a years. Waking up as a new Russel, he finally return to the Kong Studios and when he return, the band has already started to create a new album. When he did return, the band was startled at the fact that his already large proportions had doubled or even tripled.
This is Kong Studios, besides The Flying Windmill
El Manana, the incident cause Gorillaz to move to the new home. The Plastic Beach.
The Plastic Beach, New Album, New Home
OK, thats all for today..Before I end this post, do visit the GORILLAZ.COM for more information.