Monday, May 26, 2008

Virtual fun

Rise of the Ogre tells the story of the worlds most successful virtual band Gorillaz. As a fan of their music I enjoyed reading this 'interview' with the band members as they tell how they found each other, and recorded their two albums as well as stories from their tours and what each does when not recording.

This product sends up the excesses of rock and roll, and the self-centred demands of artists as they rise into the stratosphere of fame. Also says a lot about fame as a concept and how four animated band members can conquer the world. So hats of to 2D, Murdoc, Russell and Noodle, as well as Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett for this enjoyable ride.

L to R: Russell (back), Noodle, 2D and Murdoc.