The new Gorilla album is out today. Reading an interview with Senor Albarn, he says that on Humanz he kind of forgot to put any of himself into it, which is roughly what I thought at the time, although the album has grown on me massively. This album is sort of a polar opposite. It is nearly all Damon with only a couple of guests, and is pretty well devoid of the signature hiphop. I like it a lot, and am sure that it will grow on me further, but I think that if you added the two albums together and then cut the resulting collection in half, you might possibly have the greatest albums that Gorillaz have ever produced.
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Gonzo Weekly #292
THE NO TERN UNSTONED ISSUE
In this hearty Rocking and a rolling issue, Doug goes to see the Rolling Stones, Alan goes to an Alternative Punk do at the Hope & Anchor, Jon discovers the music of Bernie Christie and discovers that the spirit of Willard Price lives on beyond the grave. Plus Graham looks at Hawkwind and Roy remembers touring with Kevin Ayers and Ollie Halsall, and some collectible tat from the lovely Corinna. Who could ask for more?
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, AND Mack Maloney, BUT Friday Night Progressive is on hiatus this week, there are columns from all sorts of folk including Kev Rowlands AND the irrepressible Corinna, as well as Neil Nixon, and Roy Weard, and C J Stone, and Mr Biffo. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and tree kangaroos who've left piles of poos (OK, nothing to do with medium sizes arboreal macropods who are no longer constipated, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
This issue features:
Bernie Christie, Paul McCartney, Cher, Bruce Springsteen, PiL, Dr. Dre, Richard Freeman, Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Puan, Efren Echeverria, Josef Bansi Quinteros, Billy Sammeth, Travon Da Shawn Frank Smart, Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, Rebecca Parris, Nick Knox, Matthew Tyler Murphy, Santos Blanco, Hanabiko "Koko”, Lowrell Simon, Eliza Carthy, Kate Rusby, Rick Wakeman, Paice, Ashton & Lord, The Mitchell Trio, Doug Harr, Rolling Stones, Alan Dearling, Hope and Anchor Pub, Ambition Demolition, The Glorias, Surgery without Research, The Satellites, Kev Rowland, Demonical, Don Broco, Dukes of the Orient, Dusan Jevtovic, Foul Body Autopsy, Greystone Canyon, Gwar, Thunder, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, CJ Stone, Hawkwind, Martin Springett, Anthony McGowan, George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Michael Jackson, Neil Nixon, Funkadelic, Gorillaz
And the last few issues are:
Issue 291 (Alien Weaponry)
Issue 290 (Frank Zappa)
Issue 289 (Misty in Roots)
Issue 288 (Paula Frazer)
Issue 287 (Boss Goodman)
Issue 286 (Monty Python)
Issue 285 (ELP)
Issue 284 (Straqngelove)
Issue 283 (Record Store Day)
Issue 282 (Neil Finn and Fleetwood Mac)
Issue 281 (Carl Palmer)
Issue 280 (Steve Andrews)
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