Demon Days: Live [DVD] review by Gorillaz

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  • Released: Apr 4, 2006
  • Sound: 9
  • Content: 5
  • Production Quality: 8
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 7.5 Good
  • Users' score: 7.5 (20 votes)
Gorillaz: Demon Days: Live [DVD]

Sound — 9
The sound of Gorillaz is hard to nail down to one genre. It's a little bit of rock and punk and blues, it's also a bit of R&B and hip hop. There's a little bit of something for everyone in gorillaz. From the stylish rhymes of MF Doom to the drunken wailing of Shaun Ryder in the hit "Dare". 'Gorillaz' are a non-existant band that consists of cartoon characters created by Damon Albarn from the band Blur. They arn't specifically used in the concert as it consists of actual musicians, even a orchestra section and childrens choir. They also use large screens with visualizations and in the case of El Manana a music video.

Content — 5
The DVD isn't very contect packed but it has a few goodies. You can watch the full concert which includes the entire Demon Days CD played eeach track back to back with all the guest vocals, except for MF Doom who was videotaped and played over the large monitor above the stage as previously mentioned. As well as a extra song "Hong Kong" which Damon finally reveals himself. There is also a version of the concert where you can watch the vidualizations instead of the concert along to the music.

Production Quality — 8
The quality was quite sweet in the video, they showed Murdoc and 2D the cartoon bassist and singer from the group a few times using hologram technology that Gorillaz is implementing in some of their live shows where they show the actualy characters playing the music. They apparently had to create that technology to usher in a new age of holograms that can interact with audiances and look realistic.

Overall Impression — 8
This is one hell of a DVD even though it doesn't have a lot of fun things to watch on it such as behind the scenes and other goodies like that the concert itself is a good enough reason to buy the DVD esspecially if your into the Gorillaz and want to see what the voice behind 2D looks like if you haven't already. I actually did loose this DVD and I am going to go buy it again pretty soon!

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    HAHAH I love the metalheads who came just to vote it low, because their afraid to like anything outside of their genre. Demon days did kick some serious ass. (im aware that i was generalizing about the "metal heads" thing, but it still stands)
    It boggles me that an animated band could put out a "live" dvd. It must a been a major strain on the cartoonists' wrist. IMO the best animated band has to be Dethklok
    mister bass guy
    i didn't like Demon Days much. Feel Good Inc. and El Manana were probably the only good ones on the album...
    iceman_8319 wrote: IMO the best animated band has to be Dethklok
    Well, Gorillaz was the original Dethklok. long before them, and DK only got its few minutes of fame cos of the TV show. I do like the Dethklok, however.
    Its NOT the animated band playing its actually Damon Albarn and a full live orchestra along with special gust singers who play the music, most of them are sillhouted and have a large screen above them with visualizations to watch.
    iceman_8319 wrote: It boggles me that an animated band could put out a "live" dvd. It must a been a major strain on the cartoonists' wrist. IMO the best animated band has to be Dethklok
    i say its a tie between gorillaz and them!!
    Go on youtube and type in Typo-strawbarry then click on the second one down. you'll get some sweet footadge of other Gorillaz "conserts" if you will. I not a big Gorillaz fan but this is actually pretty cool!!