One of the most awful bastards on God's earth. A gun-runner, narc trafficker, black market puppeteer. Makes Pablo Escobar look like Ricky Martin. - Murdoc Niccals in HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs
El Mierda is described as "tiny and old" by Noodle. He currently runs El Montana Wellness Centre in Patagonia, after he "retired his evil ways a few years ago".
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In the Strobelite music video, Murdoc met Juan, the leather goods salesman, who handed him his business card. Murdoc claimed that this man was El Mierda in the Free Murdoc Campaign, and that he framed him for smuggling, landing him in jail. Murdoc then sent Noodle to Patagonia to find El Mierda, but instead found an old and tiny man running a spa. This man was indeed El Mierda, who had retired some years ago and claimed he hadn’t even heard of Gorillaz.
- "El Mierda" translates to "The Shit" in Spanish, which is a possible reference to DoYaThing.