Demon Days: Live Review

artist: Gorillaz date: 05/14/2007 category: dvd

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Gorillaz: Demon Days: Live
Release Date: April 4, 2006
Gorillaz, the world's biggest two-dimensional band, performed LIVE at the Manchester Opera House November 1st through 5th, 2005. Guest musicians included De La Soul, Shaun Ryder from Happy Mondays, and UK hip hop artist Roots Manuva. Gorillaz co-creator/producer Damon Albarn was also on hand to help bring the "Demon Days" album to life.
 Sound: 9
 Content: 5
 Production Quality: 8
 Overall Impression: 8
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overall: 7.5
Demon Days: Live Reviewed by: shabutie86, on may 14, 2007
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Sound: 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. // 9

Content: 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. // 5

Production Quality: 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. // 8

Overall Impression: 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! // 8

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