Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Gorillaz @ La Musicale, Paris Nov 24 2010

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Just back from Gorillaz performing @ La Musicale, Canal+ Tv show.
The Recording took place @ Plaine St Denis in Studio 207 which is a big one as the production is pretty big, 1000 guests, mostly from the Music Biz plus cameras.
The stage is massive, It's a hube boat and they called it, The HMS La Musicale.
There is a huge machine-guns on each side and even a big Lighthouse on the side where Emma De Caunes is introducing the band before they get on stage.
Gorillaz is written in big coloured capital letters above the stage, there's also a bi
g screen above all this showing cartoons for the whole gig.
Lots of musicians for this project up to 25 for some songs all dressed as sailors or Captains.
This is a real gig on a real stage even though I think it's more a Musical with many guests : Bobby Womack, DeLa Soul & Others.
Hard to miss Mick Jones on guitar & Paul Simonon on bass both from The Clash, they were the only musicians that Damon introduced.
What to think of it ?
Well... overall good show as there's always something going on.
The songs I've heard before were not really my thing, it is way to electro o
r dance for me.
The band kept the hits for the Encore.
There are a few good tunes but other "songs" are made of a simple beat or rhythm repeated with a vocal melody over it, it's groovy but n
ot really the music I like.
Not my drug of choice but enjoyable.