Welcome To The World Of The Plastic Beach
by Gorillaz (featuring Snoop Dogg)

Album: Plastic Beach (2010)
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  • Plastic Beach is an environmentally conscious project set on a metaphorical floating South Pacific island made of rubbish and [the] washed-up remnants of humanity. Gorillaz co-creator Damon Albarn got the idea for the record while on a beach next to his house: "I was just looking for all the plastic within the sand," he explained. Albarn went on to give details of the record's concept to The Guardian: "[It's] sort of about the mythical aspects of Britain. Obviously, because it's Gorillaz we've moved it to a different place, but it still maintains a lot of that melancholy."
  • This track features Snoop Dogg and Chicago soul jazz instrumentalists the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Gorillaz bassist Murdoc explained: "Snoop's the grandaddy, isn't he? Doggystyle was for many people the record that got them into rap and G-funk. The track also features The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, a Chicago nine-piece brass group featuring eight sons of Phil Cohran (who played trumpet with The Sun Ra Arkestra).
    This is a proper soundtrack: brass-laden, pimped out, plastic funk, mixing the organic with the plastic to form something new and shiny. And who better to open up this world than Snoop?"
  • The theme of Plastic Beach is false promises. On Gorillaz website they have an Escape to Plastic Beach game. When you talk to the seagull, it says "It seemed ideal," and then he complains about how truly horrible it is. The beach, from afar, looks very cute and happy, but the closer you get, the nastier it appears. Soplastic would mean fake, and in the song "Rhinestone Eyes," the rhinestones are like false diamonds. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Stella - Beverly Hills, CA


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