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Rise of the Ogre by Gorillaz. I’ll probably slag off loads of people, nook. It’ll be packed full of great shots from the sets of our videos, gigs, rehearsals, interviews It’s all in there. So place your order up front kids, this book going to be a scorcher! This stunning, full-colour hardback will be the most unique rock autobiography ever published. Gorillaz have always been as much about the visuals as they are about the music, and the autobiography will be a feast for the eyes.

Featuring brand new art from and designed by Jamie Hewlett, this is the full story of Murdoc, 2D, Noodle and Russel Hobbs for the first time. Included will be their emailing with their goirllaz crew gook collaborators, from Ike Turner to Sean Ryder, and accounts of the gigs, the movie for the first timethe videos and the website – including the low down on Kong Studios, their legendary HQ.

It is an essential purchase for a legion of fans. HardcoverRiverhead Bookspages.

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To ask other readers questions about Gorillazplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Gorillaz took the world by storm right at the beginning of the new millenium with their “Clint Eastwood” music video. Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett started this project of a “virtual band” who will be selling records and influencing pop-culture, paving their way through the new sensation called the Internet.

The book also has interviews with the original creators, Albarn and Hewlett and the animators, producers, technicians and contributors. The book also pays homage to many of the legendary stars that have worked on the first two records and goriolaz on the many difficulties they had to put up with early on in the project riise instance, live performances.

The book also tells the fictional accounts of the virtual band members, their origins and how they met, their bizarre yet hilarious adventures. A must-read for the fans.

Damon Albarn left and Jamie Hewlett right: May 31, Janitag rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love absolutely everything about the creation of this band. Nothing is sure other than Goriloaz has completely lost his mind. The book sounded as if once he got it out, he couldn’t stop. Zombies, tequila, spirits, hellhole, Demon Days, ghosts, demonic possessions and 2D’s cockney accent – what more would you need?


At some points, I wasn’t even sure what I was laughing about. The book is gorillzz absolutely hilarious, mindl I love absolutely everything about the creation of this band. The book is an absolutely hilarious, mindless, crazy ride and I loved every second of it. The illustrations bok beautiful and once again I was blown away by the talent that is Jamie Hewlett. He just keeps getting better and better. And if you whack someone over the head with it, they’re really gonna feel it!

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Jan 02, Emily rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The Gorillaz have been a favourite band of mine for a very long time and risf I found this book, I was in heaven. I absolutely love everything about the Gorillaz and this book. In short this is a band autobiography and art book more less. With hilarious commentary and interviews with the band members. Murdoc is often making a fantastic fuss about something.

The book is filled to the brim with beautiful artwork by Jamie Hewlett, and it provides a lot of background information on even the tinies The Gorillaz have been a favourite band of mine for a very long time and when I found this book, I was in heaven. The book is filled to the brim with beautiful artwork by Jamie Hewlett, and it provides a lot of background information on even the tiniest things related to the band and their origins. Definitely a worthwhile read for any fan of the band!

May 10, Nicole Pramik rated it liked it Shelves: The musicians behind them are real. Which is why they decided to pen a story about themselves. Which is why it was written by Cass Browne, an actual drummer for Gorillaz one of the real musicians, that is.

InAlbarn and Hewlett created a band that poked fun at the state of pop music and gorlilaz postmodern to its core. Ogrf to mention their major albums have gone Gold and Platinum worldwide.

Vocals are provided by 2D, who sports spiky blue hair, two dents in the side of his head hence his monikerand is missing both eyes thanks to Murdoc. Since this was published inthe story only goes up to Phase Two, the time period of the Demon Days release and its aftermath, so nothing regarding Phase Three Plastic Beach or beyond is in here.

This especially comes through when the band sits down to discuss the tracks on their self-titled debut and Demon Days albums. For a moment, I almost forgot all of this is completely fabricated. It reads like an actual transcript albeit far stranger.

And I have three words for you: Okay, that was four. His style is colorful, crisp, and lively. I find myself going over every element as I get goriolaz sense there is so much going on, I might miss an important and usually comedic detail. As a fan of Gorillaz, Rise of the Ogre was a must-read for me. Rise of the Ogre is definitely more of an art book as opposed to a book for reading.

Concerning content, there are some PG to PGlevel profanities and crudities chiefly potty humor occur throughout though their usage is not excessive nor is it in a way to insult or demean anyone. British profanities are also used.


Likewise, there are some depictions of weapons, such as guns, axes, knifes, etc. Some landscape renderings can be dark in tone or content such as zombies, garbage, graffiti, alcohol, etc. Lastly, there is nothing overtly sexual but occasional crudities do pop up, including a few goofy anatomical renderings intended, again, for grillaz.

Granted, all this is done in a spirit of dry humor or are too cartoony to be realistic but may be deemed as crude by sensitive readers. Meaning fewer topless chicks and not a gay koala bear in sight.

Overall, Rise of the Ogre is an innovative, entertaining hybrid of art and fiction, much like the Gorillaz themselves. For die-hard fans, this book booi a must. For less than enthusiastic fans, Rise of the Ogre still has something to offer in terms of a loose story and dynamic artwork. Oct 01, Storm rated it it was amazing Shelves: Gorillaz has been my favorite band since I was nine, it’s kind of a funny story, since after listening to two gorillaz songs but not remembering the name I had hunted to find more songs by the band who’s name I couldn’t remember, I did find them, by finding the video feel good inc, however it disturbed my eight or nine year old self, and I didn’t think it was the right band funny enough goriillaz feel good inc has now become one of my favorites by gorillaz.

I wont reveal boook about the book, but for a fan who wants more of the gorillaz, or just a better look into the characters, this is a must have. Jul 27, Shayna Ross rated it it was amazing Shelves: The story of Gorillaz from the beginnings pre-band, members’ origins and their collaboration work through the first two albums, along with the mystery behind “El Manana” video. It’s gets weird, funky, and incredibly personal on some parts, but if you have a love for the virtual band and Hewlett’s amazing art, you’ll probably love this back story gem.

Dec 16, Matt 2D rated it it was amazing Shelves: Rise of the Ogre is the definite encyclopedia of the virtual band Gorillaz. Gorillaz was created by the lead singer of Blur, Damon Albarn, in the 90’s. They were drawn by the illustrator of the Tank Girl comics, Jamie Hewlett. They are a great band, mixing almost every kind of music out there.

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Apr 14, Rob rated it really liked it Shelves: Why did I read this? I have no idea, other than I am a slavering Gorillaz fan, and at my age, too. Why did I read it twice? It’s entertaining, that’s why. Otherwise Murdoc’s put a curse on me. Jul 23, Writer’s Relief rated it really liked rse. Spanning tothe band released four studio albums. Especially the stuff Murdoc comes out with.

What are their unique and fantastical origins? Murdoc, undoubtedly, but you should really pick up the book to read the details of his incredible powers.