Damon Albarn was the frontman of Blur and the face of Britpop. While his peers have gradually fallen by the wayside, Albarn has survived Britpop to completely re-invent himself as the mastermind behind the global phenomenon that is Gorillaz. With his eclectic solo projects - such as the currently much-revered The Good, The Bad and the Queen - and his work with legends like Soul music icon Bobby Womack, he has proven again and again that he is one of British music's most respected, innovative and important personalities. And in 2015, with the release of The Magic Whip, Blur's first album for over a decade, Damon Albarn will take his place once more as an iconic jewel in the crown of the British music scene. This fully up-to-date book - the only available dedicated biography of Albarn - covers his multiple musical personas in depth, with first-hand interviews by those close to Albarn in his formative years, as well as social and musical context that covers the Britpop era and Albarn's re-emergence as the Godfather to the i-Pod generation.
- Publisher: Music Press Books
- Publish Date: Aug 6th, 2015
- Pages: 304
- Language: English
- Dimensions: 7.81in - 5.06in - 0.68in - 0.66lb
- EAN: 9781784187613
- Categories: • Music
About the Author
Martin Roach is the author of Justin Timberlake, Coldplay, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. David Nolan is an award winning journalist and author of Emma Watson and Ed Sheeran.
Praise for this book
"There are books about (and by) Blur, but never one this definitive." --NME