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Pirate Radio

Pirate Radio

Release dates:

  • Episode 1: 21st January 2010
  • Episode 2: 3rd February 2010
  • Episode 3: 15th February 2010
  • Episode 4: 22nd February 2010
  • Episode 5: 8th March 2011

This series of radio shows hosted by Murdoc were released through the Gorillaz website to generate hype for Plastic Beach, with an additional fifth episode released to promote The Fall; along with a longer version of the episode you could unlock by finishing a web game.

Episodes:

  1. Episode 1
  2. Episode 2
  3. Episode 3
  4. Episode 4
  5. Episode 5 The Fall Review

iTunes Interview

iTunes Session

Release date: 22nd October 2010

Where to listen: https://music.apple.com/us/album/itunes-session/693778034

This interview was the ninth and final track from the US-only iTunes Session EP. It features Murdoc & 2D discussing the history of the band, along with track-by-track conversations about the songs performed for the EP.

The Fall Pirate Radio Show

Pirate Radio Take Over

Release dates:

  • Gorillaz Pirate Radio Take Over: 15th April 2011
  • Gorillaz The Fall Pirate Radio Show: 18th April 2011

Where to listen: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/66U4OtwxW2lfuz932fI62u

Released only in the UK, this pirate radio show was made to promote The Fall’s commercial release; hosted by Murdoc. Parlophone’s Spotify account released a playlist of the full show, whilst Gorillaz’ Spotify account released the spoken segments as an album. This is a playlist version of Pirate Radio – Episode 5 The Fall Review ( short ).

Tracklist:

  1. Al BowllyMidnight, the Stars and You
  2. Gorillaz Pirate Radio Take Over (1)*
  3. Sex Pistols – Lonely Boy
  4. Gorillaz Pirate Radio Take Over (2)*
  5. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
  6. Gorillaz Pirate Radio Take Over (3)*
  7. Boris Gardiner – Elizabethan Reggae
  8. Ream Daranoi – Fai Yen
  9. Gorillaz Pirate Radio Take Over (4)*
  10. Gorillaz – Phoner To Arizona
  11. Gorillaz Pirate Radio Take Over (5)*
  12. Peggy SeegerFreight Train
  13. Gorillaz Pirate Radio Take Over (6)*
  14. Gorillaz – Revolving Doors
  15. Gorillaz Pirate Radio Take Over (7)*
  16. Gorillaz – Amarillo
  17. Gorillaz Pirate Radio Take Over (8)*
  18. The DamnedNeat Neat Neat
  19. Gorillaz Pirate Radio Take Over (9)*
  20. Gorillaz feat. Bobby Womack – Bobby In Phoenix
  21. Gorillaz Pirate Radio Take Over (10)*
  22. The Rolling StonesAround and Around
  23. CSSAlala
  24. Gorillaz Pirate Radio Take Over (11)*
  25. Gorillaz – The Snake in Dallas
  26. Gorillaz Pirate Radio Take Over (12)*
  27. Aphrodite’s Child – The Battle of the Locusts
  28. The Kills – The Last Goodbye
  29. Gorillaz Pirate Radio Take Over (13)*
  30. Gorillaz – Detroit^

*These tracks make up the Gorillaz Pirate Radio Take Over album.

^The inclusion of this track in the playlist is a mistake, as the song is included in a track off the Gorillaz Pirate Radio Take Over album.

We Are 10

We are 10

Release dates:

  • Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 1): 25th November 2011
  • Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 2): 28th November 2011
  • Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 3): 9th December 2011
  • Gorillaz We Are Ten Radio Show: 13th December 2011

Where to listen: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0pdJoG6jHjRYYGSqs9lCbi

This pirate radio show was done in celebration of the band’s tenth anniversary; hosted by Murdoc. Parlophone’s Spotify account released a playlist of the full show, whilst Gorillaz’ Spotify account released the spoken segments as three separate albums.

Tracklist:

  1. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 1 – 1)*
  2. Gorillaz – 5/4
  3. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 1 – 2)*
  4. Queens of the Stone AgeGo with the Flow
  5. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 1 – 3)*
  6. The WhoSubstitute
  7. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 1 – 4)*
  8. The Moontrekkers – The Bogey Man
  9. Ibrahim Ferrer & Gorillaz – Latin Simone (Que Pasa Contigo)^
  10. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 1 – 5)*
  11. Lloyd PriceStagger Lee
  12. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 1 – 6)*
  13. Buzzcocks – Love You More
  14. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 1 – 7)*
  15. Gorillaz – Tomorrow Comes Today
  16. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 1 – 8)*
  17. The Upsetters – Bird in Hand^
  18. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 1 – 9)*
  19. Gorillaz & DelClint Eastwood
  20. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 1 – 10)*
  21. Gorillaz – M1 A1^
  22. Gorillaz feat. D12 – 911 (Live in NYC)^
  23. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 2 – 1)**
  24. Sex PistolsSomething Else
  25. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 2 – 2)**
  26. CSSAlala
  27. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 2 – 3)**
  28. Gorillaz – Rockit
  29. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 2 – 4)**
  30. Walter CarlosWilliam Tell Overture (Abridged)
  31. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 2 – 5)**
  32. Gorillaz feat. De La SoulFeel Good Inc.
  33. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 2 – 6)**
  34. Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood – Sand
  35. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 2 – 7)**
  36. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 2 – 8)**
  37. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 2 – 9)**
  38. The Rolling StonesBack Street Girl
  39. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 2 – 10)**
  40. Gorillaz feat. Shaun RyderDARE (DFA Remix)^
  41. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 3 – 1)***
  42. Eugene McGuinness – Lion
  43. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 3 – 2)***
  44. Gorillaz feat. Gruff Rhys & De La Soul – Superfast Jellyfish^^
  45. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 3 – 3)***
  46. Gorillaz feat. Bashy, Kano & the National Orchestra for Arabic Music – White Flag
  47. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 3 – 4)***
  48. Gorillaz feat. Little Dragon – Empire Ants
  49. Lykke Li – Sadness Is a Blessing^^
  50. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 3 – 5)***
  51. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 3 – 6)***
  52. Napalm DeathYou Suffer
  53. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 3 – 7)***
  54. Herb Alpert & the Tijuana BrassSpanish Flea
  55. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 3 – 8)***
  56. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 3 – 9)***
  57. Little Dragon – Little Man
  58. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 3 – 10)***
  59. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 3 – 11)***
  60. Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 3 – 12)***

*These tracks make up the Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 1) album.

**These tracks make up the Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 2) album.

***These tracks make up the Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show 3) album.

^The inclusion of these tracks in the playlist are a mistake, as the songs are included in tracks off the three Gorillaz Are Ten (Spotify Radio Show) albums.

^^These tracks don’t officially appear on the full show, but are mentioned by Murdoc as if they were supposed to be inserted.

Murdoc Gorillaz

MurdocGorillaz

Release dates:

  • Transmission 1: 31st January 2012
  • Transmission 2: 5th February 2012
  • Transmission 3: 8th February 2012
  • Transmission 4: 13th February 2012
  • Transmission 5: 21st February 2012
  • Transmission 6: 24th February 2012
  • Transmission 7: 27th February 2012
  • Transmission 8: 28th February 2012
  • Transmissions 9-10: 29th February 2012

Where to listen: https://soundcloud.com/murdocgorillaz

Murdoc started his own SoundCloud account near the end of Phase 3 to promote DoYaThing via pirate radio, wrapping up the phase and becoming the final piece of Gorillaz content before the three-year hiatus.

Transmissions:

  1. Murdoc’s announcement
  2. Save the date!!!
  3. Murdoc announces Gorillaz collaborators
  4. A camera crew pay a visit to Gorillaz HQ
  5. DoYaThing is OUT NOW!
  6. Countdown to DoYaThing video begins!
  7. DoYaThing video released on 29th Feb!!!
  8. DoYaThing video released today!
  9. DoYaThing extended version out NOW!
  10. Sayonara from Murdoc Niccals!