G Sides

G Sides

by Gorillaz

CD(Enhanced)

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Overview

G-Sides is a collection of nine mix-and-match tracks -- remixes, B-sides, previously unreleased leftovers, two multimedia videos -- that doesn't further the sound Gorillaz (Damon Albarn, Dan the Automator, et al.) imparted on their hit album. It entrenches it. If you smiled at and head-nodded along with the airwave ubiquity that out-and-out dub hip-hop pop like "Clint Eastwood" gained in 2001, here's some more 21st-century branch swinging. Of the two "new" tracks, "The Sounder" is rap music for the supine backpacker contingent (two unidentified "underground MCs" spitting clever PG boasts over tabla-funk), while "Faust" is a sunshiny synth-pop-happy piece of alt-crossover. Both offer more evidence that the studio wizard behind the Gorillaz curtain is extremely comfortable mixing hip-hop, electronica, and other outsider post-rock idioms. Of course the masses attracted to this cartoon character "band" already know a great deal about their special ape appeal. For nonbelievers, the filtered groove of Soulchild's trip-pop remix of "19-2000," the Phil Life Cypher's new battle-rhyme take on "Eastwood," and the weirdo electronic-rock nuggets of the B-sides must serve as proof of Gorillaz's disposable pop acumen. Made-up though they may be, Gorillaz still seem to have evolved past human teens (and their producers) at fashioning sweet, smart, catchy treats. They're now heading for the musical product hall of fame, where they'll inevitably share shelf space with the great Banana Splits.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/16/2002
Label: Emi Europe Generic
UPC: 0724353694203
catalogNumber: 536942
Rank: 28455

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gorillaz   Primary Artist
Tina Weymouth   Background Vocals
Miho Hatori   Vocals
Phi-Life Cypher   Rap
Si PhiLi   Rap

Technical Credits

Del the Funky Homosapien   Composer
Philip Oakey   Composer
Damon Albarn   Composer,Contributor
Ian Burden   Composer
John Dankworth   Composer
Dan the Automator   Composer,Producer
Tom Girling   Producer,Engineer
Noodle   Contributor
Jason Cox   Producer,Engineer
Damien Mendis   Arranger,Producer
Stuart Bradbury   Arranger,Producer
Cass Browne   Producer
Gorillaz   Composer,Producer
Jamie Hewlett   Composer
Dan Nakamura   Composer
Teren Jones   Composer

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