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Gorillaz break their silence!

Nothing had been heard from the Gorillaz since Kong Studios was cordoned off by Police on 31 October 2002. However the band sensationally broke their silence yesterday at around 4:30pm by posting on the official Gorillaz forums to talk about the forthcoming movie, amongst other things. As usual, there was plenty of banter between the band members, although Noodle did not feature in the postings.

Russel spoke about why Kong Studios has been closed down:-
'A lot of people have also asked about why Kong Studios has been boarded up by the cops. Well it’s a long story. We we’re getting a lot of paranormal hassle while we were laying down some tracks for the new album. Apparitions. Hands coming out of walls. Doors bending. So the Police have quaratined the place until they can find out what’s going on. What we do know is the studio was built on an old burial site.That combined with the fact the site itself was originally a dumping ground for old rubbish. Dead refridgerators, broken umbrellas, washing machines, all types of garbage. The place really stunk when we moved in. But while the cops have been investigating they’ve found loads of bricked up rooms and new corridors. They’ve even found a room that was fire damaged from the previous owners. They were a gang of bikers called the ‘Nomads’ and I think they tried to burn the place down during one of their all-night parties. That’s why we got the place so cheap.'.


The full transcript is below:-

Russel: Sorry we’ve been quiet for so long. Hey Muds!. How long has it been?
Murdoc: Well, I haven’t posted anything myself since Japan. And I was drunk when I did that.
Russel: We’ve been in deep discussions and training for our film. We didn't want to seem like the cliched musician-turned-actors so we’ve all been taking it pretty seriously. 2D's been having extensive vocal coaching to give him a big screen accent. At one point it was suggested that Mel Gibson should do his voice but 2D thinks he should do it. I got myself into a bit of trouble down at ‘Homies Place’, my local health centre. To make myself look in tip top shape on screen I was doing a lot of weights at the gym and consuming bucket loads of the bulk body mass products. I mean that stuff can really pile on the pounds. Unfortunetly I didn't really pay attention to an all over body program. I only worked on my upper torso. So I’ve got an incredibly defined top half and basically two giant sausages for legs. I’m tryna balance it out at the moment.
Murdoc: The trailer they’ve given me is enormous. Beats my old winnebago. So I get to hand pick all of my leading ladies and ,er...audition them inside my trailer. It's worked out very nicely for me. I haven’t told any of them that there isn’t actually a part for a leading lady, but you know they should do the research before they talk to me. Anyway in the movie I'm playing the part of a nasty spiteful, deceitful, smelly, bullying bass player from the band Gorillaz. So all the work I've put in as a method actor over the years has really paid off.
Russel: Yeah but the six months you spent learning ‘rapid water canoeing’ and shooting harpoons was a total waste. You should sue the guy who told you we we’re making ‘Deliverance II’. Fool!
Murdoc: Learning the harpoon is never a waste of time Russ. I was a natural! Noodle's had to put in a lot of work to make her Japanese accent sound convincing though. She’s been practicing her Samurai Sword fighting skills. She can now battle all creatures using just intuition. Even when blindfolded. She insists on doing all her own stunts.
2D: Well I haven’t posted anything for ages. I couldn’t. I was in hospital. I really hurt my shin when I came off my bike during the filming of the 'Jump The Gut ' Gorilla Bite.
Russel: You hit me you idiot.
2D: If we have to do any stunts for the film, I'm getting a double. Another accident like that will mess my hair up.
Murdoc: You could ask Mel Gibson to do it.
2D: What if he damages his voice?
Russel: He’ll have to mime. So, yeah there is a film in production but we've had a couple of false starts. I mean it's like making a record. It's a long process. Plus you're dealing with Hollywood. It's the home of bankable profits.
Murdoc: Los Angeles is where elephants go to die.
Russel: An elephant's grave yard. Exactly!. I mean this is the city that made a remake of 'Get Carter'. But you know we've been through a lot of scripts and a lot of ideas. Halted production a couple of times. I mean at one point there's me and Murdoc both in chicken suits doing a Gorillaz remake of Richard Prior and Gene Wilder's comedy ‘Stir Crazy’. You just kinda get..
Murdoc: …Roped into these things.
2D: I forgot my costume one day and had to film a whole scene in my pants as punishment. I got my nob caught in the clapperboard. When the director yelled 'Action!' He got a lot more than he bargained for.
Murdoc: I can't believe some of the people they were thinking of getting to play me. John Craven even turned up at one point. I mean that guy must be pushing 70.
Russel: Have you looked in the mirror recently.
Murdoc: Listen mate, I may not be a spring chicken but I don't look that rough. All these wrinkles on my face are laughter lines
Russel: Nothing’s that funny.
Murdoc: Except when Eddie Murphy turned up and asked if you wanted to borrow his 'Fat Guy' suit from the Nutty Professor but you couldn't fit into it.
Russel: Hey enough with the fat guy comments.
2D: All the Hollywood excutives want me to get my teeth fixed but I think they look fine and I can still drink beer through a straw with my mouth closed.
Russel: Anyway. The reason why we’ve got a new message board is because the old one needed a service. We do it every 5000 miles or so. But it's also important to have a new message every now and again.
2D: Yup! It's good to have a clean slate.
Murdoc: That's true. Every slate I've ever kept has filled up pretty quick and then I have to find somewhere else to drink.
Russel: A lot of people have also asked about why Kong Studios has been boarded up by the cops. Well it’s a long story. We we’re getting a lot of paranormal hassle while we were laying down some tracks for the new album. Apparitions. Hands coming out of walls. Doors bending. So the Police have quaratined the place until they can find out what’s going on. What we do know is the studio was built on an old burial site.That combined with the fact the site itself was originally a dumping ground for old rubbish. Dead refridgerators, broken umbrellas, washing machines, all types of garbage. The place really stunk when we moved in. But while the cops have been investigating they’ve found loads of bricked up rooms and new corridors. They’ve even found a room that was fire damaged from the previous owners. They were a gang of bikers called the ‘Nomads’ and I think they tried to burn the place down during one of their all-night parties. That’s why we got the place so cheap.
Murdoc: So while all this has been going on we’ve taken the opportunity to gut the place And do it up. The Police say that someone smashed up our toilet. But other than that we don't really have much to go on.
Russel: So on top of tryna do a film and lay down a new album we’ve also been debating about what the overall décor of our new improved crib is gonna look like.
Murdoc: I think it should be black silver and purple. It’ll look great!
2D: But you would say that. That’s like Goth stuff.
Murdoc: So what. D’you think we should we should go with you’re idea of primary colours? It’ll look like some backward kids nursery.
Russel: and so the argument goes on . We’re out of here. But we won’t leave it so long long next time. Peace!


Alternatively, you can view the whole thread on the board, complete with lovely Gorillaz icons, here.


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