Song of the Day #3,986: ‘Clint Eastwood’ – Gorillaz

Perhaps the most creative album release of 2001 belonged to Gorillaz, a “virtual band” dreamed up by Blur frontman Damon Albarn and comic book artist Jamie Hewlett. The pair created a quartet of animated band members as a comment on the increasing role of visuals in music through MTV.

Over the course of its successful (and still active) career, Gorillaz has been made up of a rotating series of band members around Albarn. For their self-titled 2001 debut, the lineup consisted of Albarn, Junior Dan, Jason Cox, Dan the Automator and Del the Funky Homosapien.

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