Like all good things, the Gorillaz came and went in a burning ball of fury and passion. Never had there been a pop group so self-aware of its own market or with the level of creativity that would rival even the great David Bowie.
When they first entered the scene, viewers were baffled. They had never experienced something so creative and so ambitious.
While there have been many Gorillaz hits, the one that made them huge was a little something called “Clint Eastwood.” In the song, a cartoon band sings a dirge-like tune as gorillas rise from the grave and the drummer is possessed by a free styling spirit.
Numerous times there is mention of “sunshine in a bag” which people felt, for the longest time, was a reference to drug use. What it was actually referring to was the soul within the body – in the most condescending fashion.
Another particularly memorable part occurs when the ghost takes possession of the drummer and starts rapping. Among many things, he mentions that “time for me is nothing because I’m counting no age” and while it can be said that’s he’s a ghost, unable to age, the artists meant more.
That we, as soulful creatures, have lived many lives.
However, you decide to interpret the song, the Gorillaz certainly could pen some intriguing and thought-provoking songs. And, though they might currently be apart, you can still catch them on music stations and other outlets from television providers here.