Damon Albarn Reveals Failed Supergroup

The Blur frontman was working on an album with two of the biggest artists in history, but it failed after one day. But who were they?

Damon Albarn Reveals Failed Supergroup
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Damon Albarn has revealed for the first time that he began recording an album with David Bowie and late Parliment singer Ray Davis - but it was scrapped after one day. The prolific Blur frontman is famous for his frequent collaborations with major artists, with recent ventures including Rocketjuice And The Moon with RHCP's Flea, DRC Music for Oxfam with a coalition of UK producers, and a stage opera, Dr Dee. "I do genuinely like working with people but at the same time I don't expect it to work, and there have been a lot of people who a lot of things don't happen," said Damon (via Gigwise). "I mean, for about 24 hours, many years ago, I was making a record with David Bowie and Ray Davies. But that only lasted 24 hours." Albarn didn't explain what brought the unusual collaboration to a close. He continued to say that Blur's gig at London's Hyde Park this summer, alongside The Specials and New Order as part of the Olympics, could be their last. "I don't really do anything with Blur any more - there's this concert this year but its not a full time thing at all," he said. "Maybe this tune's a last little coda to the whole story."

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    Pagan_Poetry
    Jesus. Bowie and Davis? I'd love to hear something by the three of them, even if it is just scraps that were never made into a full song.
    Sladey
    Gorillaz was a decent collab. I loved their first album, although can't say I paid much attention to subsequent releases. He's a decent musician though. Collaborating with Bowie sounds interesting, to say the least.
    dpdogg
    UG has once again proven their ignorance by not even reading what Damon said correctly. If they would get their mind out of the gutter, they would realize it says in his quote, "Ray Davies", who is from the Kinks, not "Ray Davis"...I give up on this site.
    N-D
    The prolific Blur frontman is famous for his frequent collaborations with major artists, with recent ventures including Rocketjuice And The Moon with RHCP's Flea, DRC Music for Oxfam with a coalition of UK producers, and a stage opera, Dr Dee .
    Don't forget about Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad & The Queen
    noamshouseparty
    "late Parliment singer Ray Davis" So there is Parliament misspelled, not to mention it is the wrong f##king guy... Well done idiots.
    guitarWand
    Gorillaz is a huge project.Their record company shareholders just sit and wait for Coldplay,Gorillaz and a few others to release albums.The money rolls in from those few bands alone....
    Maestro1600
    Alex James : 'So I was there with Barry White and Barbra Streisand, and we almost made a supercheese...'
    dpdogg
    Suckerpunchme! wrote: dpdogg wrote: UG has once again proven their ignorance by not even reading what Damon said correctly. If they would get their mind out of the gutter, they would realize it says in his quote, "Ray Davies", who is from the Kinks, not "Ray Davis"...I give up on this site. C'mon, do you really think UG is going to anything but cut and paste from other sites? They don't read or check ANYTHING!
    agreed, if they even took one extra second to look at the article, it says right in the opening paragraph "Ray Davies of the Kinks" Ridiculous
    Suckerpunchme!
    dpdogg wrote: UG has once again proven their ignorance by not even reading what Damon said correctly. If they would get their mind out of the gutter, they would realize it says in his quote, "Ray Davies", who is from the Kinks, not "Ray Davis"...I give up on this site.
    C'mon, do you really think UG is going to anything but cut and paste from other sites? They don't read or check ANYTHING!
    GeekInThePink
    I know they're not famous enough to mention, but he created this cartoon band called Gorillaz. But I guess he's more well-known for those other bands mentioned in the article. (sarcasm)
    Smillzer
    What's even worse is that in the quote, it says Ray Davies, which would mean lead singer of the Kinks. Which is it, now, Ray Davies or Ray Davis?
    dpdogg
    JohnnyApplecore wrote: It's Ray Davis... It even goes so far as to mention the band he was in (albeit the name itself is misspelled). So one can infer that it's the singer from Parliament, not Ray Davies from The Kinks. You can fault UG for copy-pasting articles left and right, and even blame the author for the typo - but you can't blame anyone else's misstep for thinking it was Davies when the article explicitly distinguishes which of the two it was. Sheesh.
    read the actual article on the link...it is ray davies of the kinks.
    Ibeanez
    I think the whole idea of this article is a ridiculous stretch of the concept of a "supergroup".
    OMGitsBRIEN
    Well he says RAY DAVIES in that quote, who is the former lead singer of THE KINKS, and not PARLIMENT. Way to go UG. You either misquoted him or just can't ****ing read.
    Reagar
    Lol...I love the phrasing of the title. "Reveals failed supergroup"...it's like it's just some dead thing on the floor that he's been hiding
    JKFTW23
    I wonder if they just mess up on purpose just to get tons of posts/comments. Hmmmmm.....
    Pagan_Poetry
    dpdogg wrote: Suckerpunchme! wrote: dpdogg wrote: UG has once again proven their ignorance by not even reading what Damon said correctly. If they would get their mind out of the gutter, they would realize it says in his quote, "Ray Davies", who is from the Kinks, not "Ray Davis"...I give up on this site. C'mon, do you really think UG is going to anything but cut and paste from other sites? They don't read or check ANYTHING! agreed, if they even took one extra second to look at the article, it says right in the opening paragraph "Ray Davies of the Kinks" Ridiculous
    Sweet that's even cooler though
    BassFishin
    BradTheBluefish wrote: So Damon, what are you doing?
    Rocket Juice and the Moon. Also a solo album of Dr. Dee. He just did a Gorillaz song with Andre 3000 and James Murphy (albeit a little stale). He's doing stuff. He's just not doing Blur.
    JohnnyApplecore
    It's Ray Davis... It even goes so far as to mention the band he was in (albeit the name itself is misspelled). So one can infer that it's the singer from Parliament, not Ray Davies from The Kinks. You can fault UG for copy-pasting articles left and right, and even blame the author for the typo - but you can't blame anyone else's misstep for thinking it was Davies when the article explicitly distinguishes which of the two it was. Sheesh.