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Gorillaz — Stylo
Album: Plastic Beach
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Released: 2010
Length: 4:29
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Love electricity, shock-wave central
Power on the motherboard, yes
Push up, overload
Legendary, heavy glow
Sunshine, thunder-roll, keep this on
Yes the lantern burns firm and easy
And broadcast so raw and neatly
Thunder roll, sunshine, work it out

Overload, overload, overload
Coming on to the
Overload, overload, overload
Coming on to the
Overload, overload, overload
Coming on to the
Overload, overload, overload
Coming to the

Old stylo (''juice'')
Go for blossom in your soul
When you know your heart is light
Electric is the love
When the mako flies (''a giant fish'')
Up from the bottom in your eyes (''as it leaps from the stream'')
Then I'll know the twilight skies (''blood curdles, it's death throw'')
Are not so broken hearted (''hot from the end of the line'')

If it's love, it'll be electric
It'll be flowing on the streets
Night after night
Just to get through the week
Sometimes it's hard
Right now

Sing yourself out of depression (''juice'')
Rise above all recession
If I know your heart
Electric is the love

Overload, overload, overload
Coming on to the
Overload, overload, overload
Coming on to the
Overload, overload, overload
Coming on to the
Overload, overload, overload
Coming on to the

There's only one way
Let it pray a little while longer
It's got a way of passing through
Man or woman
In another world
In another world in the universe

Right now
Here's what we've got to do

If it's love, it'll be electric
It'll be flowing on the streets
Night after night
Just to get through the week
Sometimes it's hard

Overload, overload, overload
Coming on to the
Overload, overload, overload
Coming on to the
Overload, overload, overload
Coming on to the
Overload, overload, overload
Coming on to the

That's what I'm talking about

Love electricity, shock-wave central
Power on the motherboard, yes
Push up, overload
Legendary, heavy glow
Sunshine, thunder roll, keep this on
Yes the lantern burns firm and easy
And broadcast so raw and neatly
Thunder roll, sunshine, work it out

Right now
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One night in Bangkok?
This makes me think that 88 Lines about 44 Women and Hey, St. Peter had a baby together ...
While Electro-Funk was dead before Morrison, and a resurrection is a dubious happenstance, this tune (loose term) deserves the "Stripper Pole" award or the "Plastic Fantastic Mirror Ball" citation for 1981 and then, we need to let it go.  It had a sweet, yet brief (thank God)  life with the likes of John Trivolta and Ms. Newtron bomb of the yester-years. Pile your neon-green jump suits in the corner children {#Propeller}, light a match, and let them R.I.P.  {#Nyah}

This kind?

Double groovy!
Groovy.
 ick wrote:

Hey!  Would you like it if someone used your name to imply sucking ass?  I think not!

 

hehehe....
 Betta wrote:
This song is really icky (aka sucks ass).

 
Hey!  Would you like it if someone used your name to imply sucking ass?  I think not!

8 ===>> 9  {#Angel}
 dggeek wrote:
I like it!

The video is very much worth checking out. https://vimeo.com/9851483

 
Yes...7 > 8 :)

 Businessgypsy wrote:
The whole Gorillaz thing reminds me of the way Steely Dan entered the stagnating rock music scene of the early 70's. They gained airplay with jazz influenced music that was all about stitching together great and unusual bits they collected and coaxed from a wide range of musicians and styles. Lyrics were present, but they were more in the way of another instrument than a contextual part of the finished product. The result sounded very fresh, but firmly rooted in established discipline - with brilliant bits from unleashed genius sprinkled here and there for good measure.

It's a different generation and a different range of sounds to choose from, but the fresh and well crafted vibe is present and accounted for in this work as well.


 

eloquently and insightfully put... {#Clap}
 Businessgypsy wrote:
The whole Gorillaz thing reminds me of the way Steely Dan entered the stagnating rock music scene of the early 70's. They gained airplay with jazz influenced music that was all about stitching together great and unusual bits they collected and coaxed from a wide range of musicians and styles. Lyrics were present, but they were more in the way of another instrument than a contextual part of the finished product. The result sounded very fresh, but firmly rooted in established discipline - with brilliant bits from unleashed genius sprinkled here and there for good measure.

It's a different generation and a different range of sounds to choose from, but the fresh and well crafted vibe is present and accounted for in this work as well.
 
That's a very nice writeup, though I would argue that Steely Dan's lyrics were very literate, subversive, and more than just a vocal instrument. They were full of very biting commentary about the culture of their time. I think they had a lot to say lyrically.
 Businessgypsy wrote:
The whole Gorillaz thing reminds me of the way Steely Dan entered the stagnating rock music scene of the early 70's. They gained airplay with jazz influenced music that was all about stitching together great and unusual bits they collected and coaxed from a wide range of musicians and styles. Lyrics were present, but they were more in the way of another instrument than a contextual part of the finished product. The result sounded very fresh, but firmly rooted in established discipline - with brilliant bits from unleashed genius sprinkled here and there for good measure.

It's a different generation and a different range of sounds to choose from, but the fresh and well crafted vibe is present and accounted for in this work as well.


 


Somebody buy this lady a cup of Joe. She has some things to tell you.
 gatorade wrote:
Makes my head hurt. Aaargh! Make it stop!
 
Trend of today: yuk music and cool with.
 dggeek wrote:
I like it!

The video is very much worth checking out. https://vimeo.com/9851483

 
Thanks for pointing me to that.  Awesome!  Anything that reminds me of Mad Max is a winner.


ouch! rough transition from Spencer Davis Group ,Gimme Some Lovin. reduced this song from a maybe-6 to a solid 4

Makes my head hurt. Aaargh! Make it stop!
Although well produced and inoffensive, I end up finding it mostly annoying.
I really love "machine music" generally speaking.  But to this I say, "WTF, mate?"
Reminds me of this: Doo Dah Doo Doo
I £ove This!!!
The whole Gorillaz thing reminds me of the way Steely Dan entered the stagnating rock music scene of the early 70's. They gained airplay with jazz influenced music that was all about stitching together great and unusual bits they collected and coaxed from a wide range of musicians and styles. Lyrics were present, but they were more in the way of another instrument than a contextual part of the finished product. The result sounded very fresh, but firmly rooted in established discipline - with brilliant bits from unleashed genius sprinkled here and there for good measure.

It's a different generation and a different range of sounds to choose from, but the fresh and well crafted vibe is present and accounted for in this work as well.


I like it!

The video is very much worth checking out. https://vimeo.com/9851483

 chirpie wrote:

Your tastes are standing still and theirs are moving on.
 

See, you can be mean all you want, I am all the time. But it is bullshit like this that pisses me off, just cause someone don't like a song, their whole musical taste are behind the times? What if the song sucks, you are not allowed to say so just cause it is a fairly new release?? That's bullshit man, if something sucks, it sucks, I don't care when it was released.{#Rolleyes}

 bindi wrote:
what is happening to Radio Paradise?  {#Rolleyes}
 
{#Yell} Hopefully it's thriving. Of course, that depends on us, as listeners, supporting it.  

The Gorillaz are well received this afternoon in South Dakota. Life is good!
Ok, it's official. This band is just getting on my got dam nerves now!{#Headache}
Enjoying this.....a big 7
I've got this CD on my to-buy list. I love Gorillaz. It's such a change from the usual crap that pop has become. Saw them live on Jools Holland recently and blew my mind.

Thanks, Bill.

Greetings from London.

https://www.cubaninlondon.blogspot.com/


meh, I have no strong feelings one way or the other.

Hey, my mountain bike cranks are Stylo's!   Not that you care.
Has a sweet ass 80's feel to it.
Sadly not as good as the other single Empire Ants. I'll reserve final judgment as I still plan to buy this album, but from the samples on Amazon, most of the other tracks also don't stand up to the catchiness of Empire Ants. Hopefully the full tracks are overall better than this one...

Update: After watching the video and listening to the song a bit more, I think it's growing on me. From a 5 to a 6, and I could see it going up from there. Dig Bruce Willis in the vid. ;-)


I think this song is one of those types that you have to let grow on you. I can definitely imagine rolling down the street in a nice American V8 powered ride on a summer night with this music playing on the stereo. Sorry Honda fans, this song is too smooth for a buzzy 4-banger.
This song is really icky (aka sucks ass).

 bindi wrote:
Yeah, I kind of doubt that THAT is the case - I'm finding all kinds of new types of music - I just think this sucks.  Sorry to have felt comfortable enough here to voice an opinion.
 
Please, don't apologize. Those of us who have strong (and not necessarily popular) opinions and express them appreciate it. Bring it! {#Clap} BTW: This sucks.

This song sucks.  Really looked forward to this album and with the exception of a few songs... very disappointed. 

enjoy {#Think}
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9vAOzYz-Qs

best part bruce willis had in a long time


 chirpie wrote:

Your tastes are standing still and theirs are moving on.
 
Yeah, I kind of doubt that THAT is the case - I'm finding all kinds of new types of music - I just think this sucks.  Sorry to have felt comfortable enough here to voice an opinion.

Not sold.  None of the catchiness of their early tracks.  Must be time for a new Damon Albarn band.  This one's gone stale.
 alanthecowboy wrote:

I don't know man... I really like both songs Bill's played for me, and that's not bad, given the chunks of plastic I've wasted my money on before... like that Primitive Radio Gods album from many years ago.

 
Glad you supported my old friend Chris O'Connor with your purchase!  He deserved some success, his previous band to Primitive Radio Gods was the I-rails and they were quite good.

Starting to sound like this is a love it or hate it sound.
I wouldn't go that far, but it's not Demon Days.

It suffers from the same thing as Beck's Modern Guilt. Each song is catchy on it's own, but if you listen to the whole album together, it has way to much of a sameness to the proceedings. 
 

That's awesome, I've felt that eexact way about Beck, but never discussed it with anyone. I'm glad someone else has the exact same thought. It's like you read my mind on that one.
Couple other bands like that, but Beck stands out.
The disc fails to live up to the hype. I was never a fan of the Gorillaz, but could handle the previous two releases. This one was all electronic, and a less poppy-fun rap which didn't settle well with me.

I dig the video for this with Bruce Willis though - Kudos to them for that move.
 alanthecowboy wrote:

I don't know man... I really like both songs Bill's played for me, and that's not bad, given the chunks of plastic I've wasted my money on before... like that Primitive Radio Gods album from many years ago.

 

To each his or her own I guess. I bought it the day it came out and like it. Can't say how it holds up to the other Groillaz CD's, but I like it....so who knows...
Having heard a number of Gorillaz tracks individually in pubs, clubs etc, and enjoyed them, but dismissed them as perhaps a bit poppy, then recently, I happened upon the entire albums of Demon Days & Plastic Beach.

All I can say is that the albums equal a great deal larger than the sum of their parts. But then again, I've always been a bit of a purist. However, that just re-inforces what I'm saying about Gorillaz... They are very noteworthy!

 KevinM wrote:
Don't waste your money on this crap. The whole CD is not worth the plastic it was printed on.
 
I don't know man... I really like both songs Bill's played for me, and that's not bad, given the chunks of plastic I've wasted my money on before... like that Primitive Radio Gods album from many years ago.

Me too.

 hobiejoe wrote:
'Tis good. I like it.
 


Have thoroughly enjoyed the eclectic collection on RP today. Ozzy, George Winston/Doors, Gorillaz,and I forget what else. But thank you for the fun ride. It's why we listen to RP all day every day. Cheers.

 KevinM wrote:
Don't waste your money on this crap. The whole CD is not worth the plastic it was printed on.
 
I wouldn't go that far, but it's not Demon Days.

It suffers from the same thing as Beck's Modern Guilt. Each song is catchy on it's own, but if you listen to the whole album together, it has way to much of a sameness to the proceedings. 
 bindi wrote:
what is happening to Radio Paradise?  {#Rolleyes}
 
Your tastes are standing still and theirs are moving on.
Nice one.

what is happening to Radio Paradise?  {#Rolleyes}
My first reaction to this was "Kraftwerk?"

'Tis good. I like it.
I know some plastic beatches.
Don't waste your money on this crap. The whole CD is not worth the plastic it was printed on.
 bobringer wrote:
Reminds me of KLF
 
Just what I was going to say.

Not stellar, but not bad.  Looking forward to giving the rest of the album a listen.

I'm so glad that Albarn et. al. seem to get a pass at RP, even though definitely in the rap, disco vein. {#Sunny}
The whole album is now available for streaming (free) at NPR.org.  

We're going to be hearing a lot of Empire Ants on RP in the coming months.   
 Dillinquent wrote:
 bobringer wrote:
Reminds me of KLF
 Justified and ancient?
 
Not as good.  Justified and Ancient is one of the best songs of the 90's.

That said, Demon Days is one of the best albums of the 00's. 
Bobby Womack's voice really nails this piece.
 bobringer wrote:
Reminds me of KLF

 Justified and ancient?


 zipper wrote:

They gave him a banana before he awoke? ...where'd they stick it?

 

{#Mrgreen} that´s funny


7 -> 8.
reminds me a bit of the chem. bros.

I like.
Love Jamie Hewlett and can't wait to see some new animation for this album.

These guys have some really good tunes but they are hidden among some real garbage within each album.

I will have to get this and am very surprised its on RP

Highway Under Construction is great but got shot down in the LRC {#Fire}


Horrible.... Terrible.... Abysmal.... PLEASE MAKE IT STOP..... but thanks for the variety :)
 ziggytrix wrote:
from Wikipedia (emphasis added):

"Bobby Womack knew nothing about Gorillaz and was initially unsure about the collaboration, however, his daughter liked the Gorillaz and convinced him to do it.<4> Womack was told to sing whatever was on his mind during the recording of "Stylo". "I was in there for an hour going crazy about love and politics, getting it off my chest", said Womack.<5> After an hour of recording, Womack, a diabetic, started to pass out. He was sat down and given a banana, before waking up minutes later.<5>"
 
They gave him a banana before he awoke? ...where'd they stick it?

Reminds me of KLF
Intriguing band. Saw a concert of theirs on TV about a year or 2 ago, and I was surprised at their range and amount of material they had.
I should learn a bit more about them. 
from Wikipedia (emphasis added):

"Bobby Womack knew nothing about Gorillaz and was initially unsure about the collaboration, however, his daughter liked the Gorillaz and convinced him to do it.<4> Womack was told to sing whatever was on his mind during the recording of "Stylo". "I was in there for an hour going crazy about love and politics, getting it off my chest", said Womack.<5> After an hour of recording, Womack, a diabetic, started to pass out. He was sat down and given a banana, before waking up minutes later.<5>"
nice to hear there's a new album. Swweet! love the retro beats.
Just can't get into this group. . .
...hey, new gorillaz!..

...fridays are so fun around here...