Music Gear News
Camp sailor Damon Albarn?
Damon Albarn worried Gorillaz new image would look too "gay".
The musicians behind the cartoon band have started to reveal themselves during live performances, and have assumed a nautical theme for their latest 'Escape To Plastic Beach' tour. However, singer and group mainman Damon Albarn said he realised he was starting to take it a little too seriously when he started to worry if the stripes on their sailor's tops were too thick or thin.
He explained: "I actually woke up panicking in the middle of the night and thought, 'b***dy hell, what have I done?'"
Referencing a French designer famed for his used of camp nautical imagery, he added: "It might look a bit, well, gay. Not that there's anything wrong in that but I didn't want us being like something from a Jean-Paul Gaultier advert."
Damon said the breakthrough for the group's look came when he saw a photo of a German submarine crew coming up for shore leave.
He added: "They had beards, their clothes were grubby. That was the key. As long as I could carry it off, then I knew the others would follow me. I set the template then everyone arranges it to suit themselves. It's not like putting on a costume. When we tour, we wear the gear all the time."
The 'Escape To Plastic Beach' tour is touring North America in October and will come to Europe in November, before heading to Asia and Australia in December.Posted on 4 Oct 2010 07:00 to category : Music News
Related Music News
Specifically designed to be used in conjunction with the BOSS Katana 100W Head, the 212 Boss cabinet responds perfectly to every nuance and characteristic of BOSS' flagship solid state.
With the advent of various new files formats and the cancelling of several licensing programs, the MP3 is speculated to soon become a thing of the past.
JBL Professional has launched a competition that gives aspiring musician the opportunity to record in a professional facility with renowned producer Steve Levine.
Delivered by Choreographer and Theater Director Arlene Phillips, The Bacc For the Future campaign has acquired support of over 100 hundred influential figures
On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day
With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.
Recent Music News
Only 22 Adam Clayton Signature Model Bass Guitars in Purple Sparkle Finish are available in the UK
Announced at this year's NAMM Summer Show, the Fender Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass is now available
The KHDK Kirk Hammett Ghoul JR Overdrive delivers signature overdrive/distortion tones in a tiny micro-sized pedal format
Wampler announces the Tumnus Deluxe Overdrive Pedal - a new and improved tribute to a renowned overdrive pedal
The Epiphone Ltd Ed Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V Guitar Outfit is a highly collectable yet gig-able instrument, with special signature appointments
The Apogee MiC Plus builds on the success of the 2011 MiC, bringing plug-and-play studio-grade recording quality to iOS devices and laptops