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    Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:10:51

    Gorillaz's Murdoc Gives Guide To Britain In Interview -

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    Earlier this month, Gorillaz released "The Book of Murdoc", the story of cartoon bassist Murdoc Niccals, in a series of backstories that outlined the individual histories of the virtual band members.

    Adding momentum to the recent art, and upcoming musical release, speaking in an interview with Noisy, Murdoc has offered his quick fire, but well held opinions on a number of subjects ranging from Brexit, politics and the age-old riddle of "Who was better, Blur or Oasis?"

    When asked about the Gorillaz first live show the bassist remembers the moment well: "Camden Brownhouse, 1998. How did it go? Like any paradigm-shifting event, it overloaded people's synapses. They were so shell-shocked a massive riot broke out (which I predicted). The place got trashed, there were multiple casualties, and I picked up a range of STDs. Top night."

    Speaking on Brexit vote the bassist said, "Why would I leave somewhere so great? Did you know Lithuania ranked number one in the world for internet upload and download speeds? Imagine what you could stream with that."

    On feelings of pride and shame for being British the virtual star said, "Britain is one of the few places in the world where the old bill don't carry guns, which makes me very proud. And alive. I wouldn't be here if they were packing. I'd have been gunned down in Ann Summers in '98 assaulting a security guard with a pair of arse candles. As for shame? I don't really do it."

    Never one to shy away from contentious issues, when asked who was better "Blur or Oasis" - Murdoc, a very close friend of Blur frontman Damon Albarn quickly retorted "Oasis".

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