Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Damon Albarn is no Gleek

The Blur/Gorillaz frontman recently told the Associated Press that he wouldn't allow the popular FOX show Glee to touch his music, dismissing the cast's past covers (which include songs by The Beatles) as "a very poor substitute for the real thing."

It's no surprise this is the opinion held by Albarn, a critic of consumerism and celebrity culture, and someone who seems to fashion himself a latter-day Joe Strummer (an impression obviously reinforced by the fact that two former members of the Clash, Mick Jones and Paul Simonon, perform as part of Gorillaz). Of greater importance, though, is the reason why Albarn was being interviewed by the AP at all: Gorillaz is on tour in North America. And this Sunday, one of my younger brothers and I will be seeing them. Can't wait.

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