Call the Bootleggers!
By Fred Mills
Blink, and you missed it! Last night Gorillaz performed a
45-minute concert at the Ed Sullivan Theater in conjunction with their
appearance on Late Show With Letterman. In the band: Damon Albarn, Paul Simonon and Mick Jones from the Clash, Miho Hatori, De La Soul, Bootie Brown and Kano. They were joined by a string quartet. The Letterman show subsequently posted
the set online at their Live On Letterman page, but now, if you attempt to view
the segment, following a 30 second commercial you get a message that reads, “The
video you have requested is unavailable or may have expired. Here are some
related videos you may enjoy.”
Hopefully this is just a temporary glitch; the same error
message seems to occur for a number of other clips archived on the site. Update: it’s been fixed. In the
meantime, what’s a Gorillaz fan gonna do except call the bootleggers! See below
for a few clips – the first one is the band doing “Rhinestone Eyes” taken from
the actual on-air performance, complete with Dave introduction. That’s followed
by audience-shot clips (for more go to this YouTube user’s page).