The Good, The Bad and The Queen
Posté : 07 juillet 2006 19:17
Confirmation que Paul Simonon et Damon Albarn se connaissent...
Bon alors il vient quand cet album ?
Un site en français sur blur
fab a écrit :http://www.nme.com/news/blur/23752
nme.com a écrit :Damon Albarn has formed a new band for his next project.
The Blur frontman was working on a solo project with Danger Mouse producing, but now the pair have switched their attention to working on a new album called 'The Good The Bad And The Queen'.
The record has been recorded by the new group which features The Clash's bassist Paul Simonon, former Verve man and auxiliary Blur guitarist Simon Tong and drummer Tony Allen along with Albarn.
They plan to release their debut single in October, before the full album - a concept record about London - is released in January next year.
The group will make their live debut at the BBC's Electric Proms season at revamped Camden venue The Roundhouse this October.
nme.com a écrit :The Clash bassist Paul Simonon has spoken for the first time about how he got involved with Damon Albarn's new band.
The Gorillaz chief has collaborated with Simonon, former Verve and Blur guitarist Simon Tong and Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen on the 'The Good, The Bad and The Queen', which is due out in January 2007.
Speaking about the project Simonon said that as soon as he heard the music he decided to get involved.
He said: "I came down to listen to two tracks, and I could hear a bassline for it immediately. We thought let's give it a go and we basically started from that and we started a whole new record."
Albarn has been working on the album, which has been produced by Gnarls Barkley's Dangermouse, for the last two years.
They plan to release a single and appear for a live date at the revamped Camden Roundhouse in October.
src: bfcTHE GOOD THE BAD AND THE QUEEN
“I thought just as an experiment, how would Tony and Paul sound together?” Damon Albarn.
The Good, The Bad and The Queen is a new project featuring Damon Albarn, Paul Simonon, Tony Allen and Simon Tong.
Damon Albarn first worked with Tony Allen (Fela Kuti) in 2002, two years later Tony and Simon Tong (The Verve) joined Damon at Aphrodisia studios in Lagos for two weeks of recording.
In 2005 Damon met with Paul Simonon (The Clash) to discuss the idea of working together. Damon invited Paul to hear what they’d made in Nigeria. “I came down to listen to two tracks, and I could hear a bassline for it immediately”. Paul started working with Damon, Tony and Simon, “we thought lets give it a go… and we basically started from that… and we started a whole new record.”
They are due to play a live date at the Roundhouse in Camden later this year and a single is slated for release around this time. The album, produced by Dangermouse The Good, The Bad and The Queen, is due out in 2007.