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A unique phenomenon, Gorillaz is best described as a multi-national virtual hip-hop group comprising the fictional characters 2D (vocals/keyboards), Murdoc (bass), Russel (drums) and Noodle (guitar). The prominent brains behind the formation of the outfit were Blurs lead singer Damon Albarn, producer Dan The Automator Nakamura, and the cartoonist Jamie Hewlett, creator of the cult Tank Girl. The Gorillaz refreshing take on hip-hop and electronica was a revelation. After November 2000s debut Tomorrow Comes Today EP, the real breakthrough came with the following years UK Top 5 hit, Clint Eastwood. Equally sinister and humorous, the songs lasting imprint proved to be Albarns carefree sunshine in a bag vocal hook. A fine remix by Ed Case introduced the song to lovers of UK garage and also crossed over to the US charts. The catchy 19/2000 was equally successful, and like its predecessor...