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Damon Albarn DJ set on Radio 1 14/01/09 7-9pm GMT - UPDATED: Demo mp3s and transcript

UPDATE 18/01/09 21:15:- Now with added transcript! Read the full transcript of the show, including details of all the tracks played, by clicking 'Read More' below! Many thanks to Orion70 who put in all the hard work typing it up!


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Three Gorillaz demos were played on the show. Download them in mp3 format below by clicking the following links:-
Electric Shock (Demo)
Broken (Demo)
Stylo (Demo)

Alternatively, you can listen to them on Youtube:-
Electric Shock (Demo)
Broken (Demo)
Stylo (Demo)

Finally, a new image of Murdoc was shown to the studio webcam during the performance:-










Transcript of the whole show, including tracklisting. Thanks to Orion70 for all the hard work!




Opening tracks:
“Aint it Grand to be Bloomin Well Dead” Leslie Sarony 1932
“I’m a Kind of Madman in the Street” – Bollywood track

DAMON ALBARN:
Good evening it’s Damon Albarn. I’m on Radio 1 which is quite a str@nge experience, I think my head-phones must be feeding back…. this is not a good start, but I’m not really a professional, so I have to warn you, anyone who wants professional radio, turn off now.

So that was a bit of Bollywood and a bit of music called I’m a kind of madman in the street” (?), and here now is a bit of brilliant, brilliant hip hop……. actually my best, best favorite bassline in the world by Dead Prez

Track:
“Hip Hop” – Dead Prez

DAMON ALBARN:
Right ah, that was Dead Prez, gre@t. I want to introduce a super man now, he’s here, I’ve known him since we first time we ever interviewed for the NME with Blur so he’s an old old friend, and it’s really nice to have him here to kind of help me through this painful experience.

STEVE LAMACQ:
It’s a bit like being round your house this though cuz you’ve brought in a bunch of records you should tell us what we’re going to be listening to cuz in the next couple of hours it’s going to be a joyous mismash but you’ve got so much which you’ve brought in. what are we going to have?

DAMON ALBARN:
K, well, we’ve kind of, I just trying to get a mixture of things that are sort of influencing me at the moment, and of things that kind of stayed with me for many years, and to sort of give some hints of where the next Gorillaz records are going with some demos that I’ve done, and also some , it’s a bit of a quiz,it’s like, ah, work out which tunes I’m playing here, people in those tunes are going to be on that…but there’s that, then, there’s quite a bit of stuff that I’ve already sort of played with Zane on his show over the last 6 months. African music, there’s going to be an appearance, maybe, from Murdoc and, ….

STEVE LAMACQ:
”Murdoc’s gonna come, Murdoc, gorillaz?” (etc)

DAMON ALBARN:
Well, he’s definitely coming, I don’t know about the rest of them, and I’m just going to make a complete disclaimer for anything that he does right….well yeah, we’ve got that, and we’re going to play a bit of Blur Peel acres session, which was a really nice day when we went up and hung out at John’s house, and you know, you were there, and we’re in the studio opposite where John used to do his show in the evenings…..and whenever I come in here I can’t think of anything else, other than..…well I miss the piano, but I miss John more………….so I just want to play some of that stuff, and obviously we’re doing some gigs this year and you know, that’s a bit of an appetizer for those maybe ……

STEVE LAMACQ:
Brilliant, we’re going to run through some of your favorite tunes there’s a whole box of stuff, I’ve noticed you’ve managed to make up a jingle at the top of the show…………as well.

DAMON ALBARN:
yeah, I’ll be doing another one later, well I would say we, cuz you know Gorillaz is not one person, it’s a lot of people, it’s a bit of a sort of a collective, and when I use the word we, it’s not because I’m a footballer, you know, it’s just cuz there really are lots of us.

STEVE LAMACQ:
It’s a team effort. We should play some, err….What are we gonna play next?

DAMON ALBARN:
I’m going to play Jasmine Sullivan, I’ve only just kind of started listening to this but she’s got a really sweet voice, I think everyone will like this. (inaudible)

This is Lions, Tigers and Bears, it’s Jazmine Sullivan.

Track
“Lions, Tigers and Bears” – Jazmine Sullivan

DAMON ALBARN:
God I love that ,phew, that’s doing it for me at the moment………….em right, ok, so I’m going to do something really different now, this is a splice I put together, it’s from, first, part one of it is from a documentary, done in the 60’s with James Mason narrating about sort of, about decay in London, and there is just this little part I found, this guy singing in Yiddish and it’s really moving, and then there’s this artist, really famous musician in Syria, called Omar Souleyman, he has like 500 cassette albums , 500. And I’ve just sort of put the two together, because that seems like that’s something that needs to happen in the world.

STEVE LAMACQ:
Do you want me to introduce it?

DAMON ALBARN:
No, just play it now. It speaks for itself.

Track:
“Leh Jani” – Omar Souleyman

DAMON ALBARN:
That was, ah, Omar Souleyman. I wish I had a picture to show you on the radio which obviously is impossible….

STEVE LAMACQ:
That’s not stopping you looking around….just in case there was a picture you could put up to the webcam…

DAMON ALBARN:
I have got it, I have got it, hang on, hang on, hang on…Yeah yeah, it’s this guy here. (inaudible)

STEVE LAMACQ:
Yeah, we’ll hold it up to the webcam if we can at some point…bbc.com uk is our website address. It’ll only go off in about ten minutes, but we’ll have somebody stand there and hold it, don’t worry.

DAMON ALBARN:
The reason I played that, partly because it’s one of my, that record has been one of my favorite records…has been for a couple of years now, I really get excited when I play that. But, I’m going to Syria, partly because of that, but also, because I’ve got a real fascination with Arabic orchestral music.

So, I’m going to go there the end of March, for Gorillaz. And I thought, when I was asked to do this, I thought. .kind of, what am I gonna do? It’s like, I don’t want to play Radio 1 format stuff…but at the same time I didn’t want it to be completely esoteric so no one,…. I don’t know how many people turned off already….probably quite a few.

It doesn’t matter, those who are still listening, thanks for bearing with me. I’m going to, play, yeah, this is a really rough Gorillaz demo, it’s called Electric Shock. Its got its origins in Nigeria, with jamming, with the people who went on Africa Express. But it’s evolved a bit from that point, and I keep changing it, but it’s kind, it’s sort of my intent, it’s kind of an example of what I’m trying to do with this record. So it’s kind of rough, and there’s not a lot going on in points. And not finished by any means. But hopefully some people will enjoy it.

STEVE LAMACQ:
Well I’ve heard this before, it’s Gorillaz

Track:
“Electric Shock (demo)” – Gorillaz

DAMON ALBARN:
Ah, so that’s where I’m at with that tune

STEVE LAMACQ:
So how often do you come back to something like that? Just out of interest?

DAMON ALBARN:
A lot of time, a lot of time.

STEVE LAMACQ:
Out of interest, a track like that, will live in a vault for what, 6 months?

DAMON ALBARN:
Yeah, bout four, six months maximum, if I haven’t got it right by then, I’m just going to give it away then. Cuz if you’re chipping away at something, it comes to the point where it’s actually disappeared.

STEVE LAMACQ:
Yeah you’ve whittled it away so there’s no wood left.

DAMON ALBARN:
Well actually that’s the good thing about music, is that you can whittle it away…but….it’s really hard to know when something’s done. All right, but I just wanted to play that, because it’s got that atmosphere of what i‘m trying to do.

Right, this is something completely different. It’s called “Shake Sugaree” by Elizabeth Cotten, and I wanted to dedicate it to David Graham, who passed away very recently. Amazing Trinidadian-English musician, fantastic guitarist, really inspirational figure. I just want to dedicate this song to him.

Track:
“Shake Sugaree” – Elizabeth Cotten

DAMON ALBARN:
In fact that was not Elizabeth Cotten, it was Elizabeth Cotten’s granddaughter, singing one of her songs. Right, now, it just occurred to me, that the Horrors are from South End, and Chelsea is paying South End tonight, and that’s appropriate but that was not why I chose it. (inaudible) come to they (treat?) me that band, and this is a cover of a Suicide song, I think….ah the song is not called “I think”, but I think it’s a cover of a Suicide song, it’s the Horrors, they’re kind of interesting, they’re from South End, Steve and I are gonna pick em up anyway.

Track:
“Shadazz” – The Horrors

STEVE LAMACQ:
Horrors, on Radio 1, it’s DA curating tonight’s Zane Lowe

DAMON ALBARN:
Curating makes it sound like a museum.

STEVE LAMACQ:
Hand picking, hand crafting this program from some of your favorite selections, and more Gorillaz stuff to come.

DAMON ALBARN:
We’ve just decided to do some things in a different order so we’re a bit like, in a bit of a spin

STEVE LAMACQ:
This could go in any where this program it really could

DAMON ALBARN:
So this is where your years and years of experience Steve, as a broadcaster comes into effect (Murdoc mmmmmm mmmmhhhmming in background)

STEVE LAMACQ:
What would you like me to do with the running order?

DAMON ALBARN:
Well well, how are you anyway?

STEVE LAMACQ:
Very good. Well you should also maybe explain one or two of the things that are coming up. You mentioned Murdoc might be coming

DAMON ALBARN:
I think he’s imminent

STEVE LAMACQ:
Is he imminent?

MURDOC:
Hey get out of the way, what’s happening. mmmmmmmmmm How you doing Da? You all right mate?

STEVE LAMACQ:
Murdoc from the Gorillaz, welcome to Radio 1

MURDOC:
Yeah it’s gre@t. So what’s…… what’s…. what’s he doing here? Well I thought, well he said, you wanted,like, the Gorillaz main creative force…..On your show…and you’ve got Damon? What’s happened?......... Damon, never mind.

No no, it’s fine.

I love him in a very special way. No I do. Touch me touch me….no no no, don’t touch me…don’t touch me. No no, listen, it’s really nice to be here….am I driving? Things have been bad you know.

Steve, Steve, Steve, lovely to see you. No it is. Nice to see anybody. I haven’t been to bed since Christmas, I haven’t slept since Christmas……………….1982. No no, last Christmas….. actually, because when you go to bed, Christmas is over, and I wanted it to go on forever…I wanted it to go on forever. Mm mmm mm.

Now. Radio 1 is about music. ..so what, what are we doing first? Oh have you got the old? Yeah…eagles. Can I play a tune?

STEVE LAMACQ:
You can play a tune.

MURDOC:
Oh Steeeeve. Steeeeeve…..it’s actually my old muckers from California The Eagles of Death Metal….mmmmmmmmmmmmm, this is a very cautionary tale, this one, about being too sexy………and I can relate to that…..because sometimes I’m all loved up, and I just don’t know what to do with myself…..mmmmmmmmmmm saucy..it’s called I want you so hard.. YES !!! Where’s the doctor….

Track:
“I Want You So Hard (The Boy’s Bad News) – Eagles of Death Metal

MURDOC:
Eh that was really good, that was the Eagles of Death Metal with “I Want You So Hard”….go on playing……that cheese was really nice…..I don’t know what was in it. But it made me feel really good…………mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…………………..look at Jupiter up there, look at the moon going round….oh oh oh…..visible to the naked eye…… I think so. Oh Steve that’s better.

STEVE LAMACQ:
Tell me about your XMAS, what do you get the man who has everything?

MURDOC:
OH that’s really difficult…….I’d like a ford angler……one or five-y…no one will now what that is….oh Steve I’ll tell you what though, it’s been a while, I’ve had some terrible times…

The world has been unkind to me….I just had to rescue Noodle….you know Noodle, Noodle

STEVE LAMACQ:
I do.

MURDOC:
Lovely Noodle. She got taken away by hobgoblins…..and demons, to an underworld, and I had to go rescue here. It was cuz of some dodgy deal they said I did. And she got, And I had to go. So I’ve been doing all that. And I lost a lot of money Steve.

I don’t even know. This guy Bernie Madoff…that’s his name, he’s got his sort of poncy pyramid scheme. You know you’ve heard of this ? This whole pyramid scheme.

STEVE LAMACQ:
Pyramid Scheme?

MURDOC:
Yeah man. I lost about 3 and a half billion. I gave him the money to buy some pyramids! Y know? So I suppose I should have seen that coming really. Mind you, Having said that, I do own have some quite impressive pyramids in Egypt now. Hmmmmm…. I’ve cut some little steps in, and sort of landscaped them, and put a rockery in there Steve. But I’m skint. What good is a rockery when youre SKINT !!!!

STEVE LAMACQ:
I know, I was expecting you to come in here with a huge entourage. Having all the trappings of a proper rock and roller.

MURDOC:
I have come in here with an entourage…but unfortunately it broke down on the A1. hahahaha. Where’s my cymbal crash? Sorry. Hahaha. [responding to the chime] The 427 to Peterborough is now... an onion Anyway, Steve , next music

STEVE LAMACQ:
Yes Please. Right.

MURDOC:
This is actually ……no serious…lets bring it all back down again because people out there might be quite disturbed by what’s going on. This is an old, it’s by a French Renaissance composer who died in 1847 and again….in 1839 so he’s quite an extraordinary guy…. No actually it was released in 77….and it’s Plastic Bertrand…………this stuff Damon’s been playing, it’s all very well……………..you know, it’s not…is it……..it’s not…kind of...is it? You know.

STEVE LAMACQ:
Isn’t it?

MURDOC:
No Its not, no I don’t think it is…….but this is….Steve, let me tell you THIS IS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is Plastic Bertrand and “Ca Plane Pour Moi” mmm mmhhhmmmmm.

Track
“Ca Plane Pour Moi” – Plastic Bertrand

STEVE LAMACQ:
Originally recorded by a fellow called Elton Montello, when he was with Jet Boy Jet Girl….(inaudible), that was Plastic Bertrand, “Ca Plane Pour Moi”. Murdoc is gone off rampaging around the building. Scavenging. I think.

DAMON ALBARN:
Yes he needs a rest. (inaudible)

STEVE LAMACQ:
Damon Albarn is here. So what have you got coming up next?

DAMON ALBARN:
Well, I’m going to play some African music now. So what I thought, was that I should play stuff that Zane’s been playing over the last, whatever it is, last 6-8 months I dunno, can’t remember. Just play kind of, like a sort of festive (inaudible), it’s the middle of January, but you know what I mean. That will make sense later, the festive thing. But this one by William Onyeabor, is em, it’s got some really interesting sounds in it, and anyone out there who is making music at the moment, I think, will be quite excited by this tune. It’s called “Better Change Your Mind”

Track:
“Better Change Your Mind” – William Onyeabor

STEVE LAMACQ:
Did you realize that was almost the pips (?)….do you realize it’s almost exactly 8 o clock. Damon Albarn.

DAMON ALBARN:
Well, yeah, we’ve got another, emmm hang on, my math is really rubbish. Hang on, we’ve got a (inaudible) twenty seconds.

STEVE LAMACQ:
Just very, very quickly, will say that this is the best radio I’ve ever heard. That’s a text from Ruth (?). And this is from Scott in Birmingham, and I want to say this as it leads us quite nicely into the next bit of tonight’s show, that John Peel has left his musical scent on you Damon, you’ve got a good sense of…...(inaudible)

DAMON ALBARN:
Yeah but you haven’t read the text that say this is the worst radio you’ve ever heard. You’re always very selective with that.

STEVE LAMACQ:
Well I haven’t been given that. That’s why.

DAMON ALBARN:
I can’t be having with that rubbish.

STEVE LAMACQ:
Ok so what are going to do next?

DAMON ALBARN:
Well I dunno, what ARE we going to do next.

STEVE LAMACQ:
Go back? Go back in time? Something very important to you this.

DAMON ALBARN:
Well this is important because it involves John Peel. And John Peel for me, from first time I listened to his show with my transistor radio under my duvet, in my bed when I was a kid, to meeting him, to hanging out with him, to getting to know him, to…..when he died, I just had this snrang moment in time when I felt really close to his family, just really a lovely, lovely, lovely man, and lovely, lovely family. And he recorded as I say on the other site of this studio, and I used to come in and talk to him, and he’s just, I just really liked him, and we were very lucky. In fact it was one of the highlights of being in Blur was when we go to go to Peelacres and play. It was just such a sense of that we kind of arrived, where we wanted to start off from. So here’s a little bit, I think someone kind of been dilligently being trying to edit the program that we were on. And so they put little bits of him chatting, and us and a couple of tunes . So you know, this is what we used to sound like a bit, and next summer, well no not next summer, actually it’ a lot closer than that, I’m in denial,.. It’s true. So yeah, it’s kind of good to listen to this, and kind of realize, I’ve kind of got to really work hard to get back to this level.

STEVE LAMACQ:
From May 5th 1997 here’s the gre@t man himself.

(NOTE: I’m not transcribing the John Peel session, I’m sure it’s somewhere else)

John Peel Acres Session with Blur from April 1997
Blur - 'Moving On' (Food)
Blur - 'Chinese Bombs' (Food)
Blur - 'Popscene' (Food)
Blur - 'Song 2' (Food)

STEVE LAMACQ:
Ah, from Peel acres from 1997. Nice (ina

DAMON ALBARN:
God Bless him.

STEVE LAMACQ:
I remember Graham walking past that huge, he had a dustbin full of demos , you remember this, in his little room. Two thing I remember, about Peels’ room, one he had all those full records by his record player, and one was he had this huge dustbin full of demos. And Graham walked past and said, yeah we sent you a demo, and Peel looked at this huge , you know this huge bin of demos and just said, yeah it’s probably still in there.

DAMON ALBARN:
Yeah by the name of Seymour.

STEVE LAMACQ:
Oh yeah it would have been Seymour back in the day. There you go.

So it’s Damon Albarn and friends, from Radio 1 whats next?

DAMON ALBARN:
Damon Albarn and friends….. I don’t know what Radio station that comes from but I don’t know if it is Radio 1.

STEVE LAMACQ:
Right onwards we go, what are we going to do.

DAMON ALBARN:
I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know where we are. Come on. Ah Shipping Forecast. Yeah its actually time for the shipping forecast. I mean normally it’s at mid-day and midnight. But.

MURDOC:
Mmmm yeah.

DAMON ALBARN:
Murdoc’s for some reason, has some maritime affinity and he needs to emm..

MURDOC:
Yeah I’m a salty seadog. Got it, this is for the cats out there who ride on the briny..mmmmhmmmmm… And this is the actual shipping forecast.

STEVE LAMACQ:
Explain the shipping forecast for someone who’s never heard it.

MURDOC:
Da, do you know what the shipping forecast is?

DAMON ALBARN:
Well the Shipping Forecast is a daily thing that comes out twice in the day, bi-daily, on Radio 4

MURDOC:
Get out, who are you , get out.

DAMON ALBARN:
And everyone who’s out there, at sea, who’s got their radios on, and it tells hem all the high and low pressure, and where the fogs, and the wind, and the waves, and the big fishes and the little fishes, and you know.

STEVE LAMACQ:
And it sounds like this is the music of the shipping forecast.

MURDOC:
And here is the shipping forecast, issued by the Met. office. On behalf of the maritime and coast guard agencies and 1725 on Wed, 14th of January, 2009…mmmhmmmmm.. There are warnings of gales in Viking, North Utsire, South Utsire, Forties, Cromarty, Plymouth, Biscay, Trafalgar, FitzRoy, Sole, Lundy,…she was a nice girl…………Fastnet , Irish sea, Shannon……………..SHE was a nice girl……………………………….Rockall, Malin, Hebrides, bailey, Fair Isle, Faeroes, southeast Iceland.

The general synopsis, mid-day is that it’s going to be a little low. 240 west of Shannon, and ah, some other cats gonna come in with a lot of wind, which is going to go over the rocks, and the sea is gonna make the rock all shiny, and an albatross is gonna come in and sit on it, and have a picnic. Mmmmm yeah. I can’t be bothered to read any more of this shipping forecast. I’m gonna get my mate David Bowie to come in .

Dave Dave, can you come here. Hey what’s the matter. Can you come in and do the shipping forecast?

“DAVID BOWIE”:
Yeah,all right son, you’re looking well. Yeah my names DB and this is the SFm owww. right here we go. Here we go. Cromarty, southeasterly five, increasing six to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 lateeerrrr. Moderate increasing rough, or very rough……………….ooooh I like a bit of rough, oooh missus. Occasional rain, good becoming moderate or poor. I quite loke moderate, moderate is gre@t innit. Fantastic sometimes is a bit too much, but mod I can live with that. Here listen to this…Fisher, German Bight, ooooohhh that’s nice that innit, German bite. Ooh lovely. Variable full, beomeing southerly or southeasterly five to seveeennnnnn. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later. Showers, moderate or good.

Now, let me tell you about my shower. At home. It’s a power shower, and it aint moderate, it’s really rather good. THAT is the shipping forecast.

MURDOC:
Thanks a lot David, oh that’s gre@t, David Bowie. Can I go now?

Now anyway, look Steve, and everybody gathered here. Right. Shut the music off. look IT’s still going. Uhhhh Godddd. Now one of the joys of about being in the Gorillaz, is that you can actually, collaborate with other artists, cuz I’m such a famous pop star I can collabor-a-mate with who ever I want to. So, Damon’s music, as I’ve said, yes, mmm, it’s all right, but this is proper music that I’m going to play now. My old mate Johnny Borrell, Bozzer as I like to call him. ahhh you know, I could collaborate with him. Razorlight is where it’s at for me. And eh, I’ve been learning a lot of new instruments, and exploring new avenues, and I think I’ve got these instruments down now. You’re going to see a lot more variety from me now. Anyway, lets go with it. This is Razorlight, and “America”. Mmmhmmmmm. shit.

Track:
“America” - Razorlight

(During intro) MURDOC:
oh go Johnny, just listen to this. Yeah. Ok.

(sounds of typing during song, birds, crashes, horns, honking etc, Murdoc singing along……..much hilarity ensues, :lol:)

What about that, I mean, y’know that’s how it should be.

DAMON ALBARN:
Can you just go away now, can I play some Neu!, something sensible?

Track:
“Cassetto” – Neu!

DAMON ALBARN:
This is umm, no that was Neu!, and this is George Coleman, who’s umm, I don’t really know that much about him, all I know he’s a man who used to play In Texas, and had an oil drum, and a mike kinda taped to his head and thi sis the music he made when he did that.

MURDOC:
Nice Bloke.

Track:
“I Wish I Could Sing” – George Coleman

MURDOC:
Which is funny in itself. Hmm ok, that was the song of George Coleman, and “I Wish I Could Sing”, and now it’s Girls Aloud, “Biology”

Track:
“Biology” – Girls Aloud

MURDOC:
uhh ahhh…mm…. Sara Harding, mmmhmmm, Cheryl…..Girls Aloud. Mmmm dear. I feel like a husk of a man, an empty vessel. Like that hole (?) in the soul is coming back. I feel quite relaxed, that’s good isn’t it? This is a Gorillaz demo, it’s called “Broken”

Track:
“Broken (demo)” – Gorillaz

DAMON ALBARN:
Well, that tune is for anyone who likes Lovers Rock, electro, Kinks, ahh..

MURDOC:
Cliff, Julie Andrews, she does a gre@t, a cover of that. It’s , I like her singing that… I quite like J actually…shes…she does it for me…..mmmhmmm.. anyway Da.

DAMON ALBARN:
I’m not sure about whether she does it for me, but there are moments in the sound of music. …………………

MURDOC:
You Would Da.

DAMON ALBARN:
To be honest with you, I don’t know if I would.

STEVE LAMACQ:
It’s Murdoc from Gorillaz, and Damon Albarn over there, and we’re gonna skedaddle on to the next tune so we can fit in as much as we can. This is one of yours?

DAMON ALBARN:
This is by Franco, who is one of the Congolese gre@ts. This is so beautiful and sexy.

Track:
“Bato Ya Mabe Batondi Mboka” – Franco Et Le Tout Puissant
“Ballicky Bom” - Hypnotic Brass

(Damon sings along to the closing notes on the track)

DAMON ALBARN:
This is, Pixelh8,actually, this is, no, this IS Pixelh8 but that WAS the Hypnotic Brass, which if you ever get the chance, pleasure to see them live, they’ll just blow your mind man, probably the best live experience, I dunno, I like em, I really like em. But this is Pixelh8, he’s from Ipswich, he ah puts old Nintendo and games like that, and takes all the circuits out, and puts them together and makes music. And he’s, he’s an interesting guy, and this is a tune called “Meet Me in the Arcade”

Track:
“Meet Me in the Arcade” – Pixelh8

MURDOC:
(Murdoc “sings” out the last of the track)
That’s hat goes down in Ipswich today, that kind of stuff, stuff came down, cats doing stuff. shit. I like that guy, he’s good isn’t he. Pixelh8, doesn’t get out much. No?

STEVE LAMACQ:
Murdoc from Gorillaz. Damon Albarn, they’re driving the show tonight.

MURDOC:
Damon is practically comatose.

STEVE LAMACQ:
Anyway mate

DAMON ALBARN:
I’m gonna try and play something, that doesn’t have any voices on it a all, just as a kind of idea of a rhythm……………

MURDOC:
Oh mate, give it a rest….mate….have a salad, just play the demo. This is another Gorillaz demo….it’s called Stylo. It’s MY BAND !!!!!

Track:
“Stylo (demo)” – Gorillaz

DAMON ALBARN:
So we had a bit of a dispute then, off air whether we should be playing tunes that are that kind of raw and rough. Jamie, who’s here. Say hello Jamie

JAMIE HEWLETT:
Yeah I wasn’t happy with that last decision.

STEVE LAMACQ:
There’s a split in the Gorillaz ranks.

JAMIE HEWLETT:
Yeah I’m leaving the band, I’m going away with Johnny Boring from Razorlight.

STEVE LAMACQ:
Now you can’t split up on my show, I’ve never had actually ever had anyone leave a band during the show. It’s bad. Murdoc don’t let him walk out.

MURDOC:
I’m just a bit concerned. I wanna know whose marmoset that is in the corner. He’s been masticating throughout the whole show. He’s chewing and all, but, I don’t know what he’s been doing. Get the frogs off the top of the table. Mmmmmmm. Anyway. Turned out mild again. Have you seen my leg? Anywhere? I just wanna wish everyone a happy xmas. Have we had xmas yet?

The day Radio 1 died. We have two more tunes to go, and (inaudible)

DAMON ALBARN:
This is a beautiful song called “TIA”

Track:
“TIA” – Arthur Nunes

MURDOC:
That’s nice, mm mmmm mmm. Ya umm. Can I just tell everybody about the latest project I’m involved in, its very interesting Steve. I’ve got to go afterwards, I’ve got a production meeting. It’s on ITV 43, and it’s called “Britain’s Got Talons”, and it’s going to have Kites, Hawks, Jackdaws. I don’t know how Jackdaws had got in there, but this is a very talented Jackdaw, he does this Charlie Drake impression, and it’s just like Drake’s in the room, except it’s a Jackdawwwww.

Thanks for listening to me. Is the doctor coming or not? He said he was.

STEVE LAMACQ:
He’s waiting by the door.

Thank you Murdoc from Gorillaz.

MURDOC:
Love you Steve, love you.

STEVE LAMACQ:
Love you too.

MURDOC:
No I love you , I do.

STEVE LAMACQ:
I love you more.

And thanks very much to Damno Albarn for coming in, you’ve got one more tune too. It’s been an absolute pleasure. Thank you so much. Over the past couple of hours, podcast will be on line later tonight.

DAMON ALBARN:
Thank you very much, I hope you enjoyed it, we’re going to go get a taxi now.

JAMIE HEWLETT:
Maybe with Bobby Benson.

TAXI !!!!

(sounds of taxi pulling up, engine revving honks etc)

Last track:
“Otsokobila” – Bobby Benson









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