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Rhinestone Eyes is the fourth track on the Gorillaz' 2010 album, Plastic Beach and was intended to be the final single.

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Band member Murdoc Niccals stated the following about "Rhinestone Eyes" in a track-by-track commentary:

"This one was recorded in my little submarine. I nicked a bit of my own ‘Electric Shock’ track, and stuck it in here, with a little delay over the top. Came out quite well, don’t you think?"

A storyboard version of a possible music video for the song was released on October 4, 2010 on the band's official YouTube channel. The storyboard begins by telling the story of how all four of the band members reunite on Plastic Beach, with the return of Russel and Noodle. The opening scene shows Russel and Noodle heading to Plastic Beach, with Noodle riding on the top of Russel's head as he eats a hammerhead shark. The Boogieman then appears at the top of plastic beach with Murdoc and Cyborg Noodle discovering him. Cyborg Noodle starts shooting at the Boogieman, as he hides behind a statue of Pazuzu.

The Boogieman then jumps into the ocean with 2-D noticing him from his room and lands on a empty ship. The Boogieman then points to Murdoc and remembers a flashback in which what appear to be the Four Horsemen of Apocalypse passing by in a desert setting (possibly Mexico) where Murdoc used to be an arms dealer while the Boogieman is left behind on a donkey. A mysterious man approaches him and holds his hand out as a sign of friendship. As the Boogieman stretches out his hand, the man grabs his hand and the man is revealed to be Murdoc.

The scene returns to normal with the Boogieman feeling outwitted as Murdoc grins. Cyborg Noodle blows up the entrance while holding a complete arsenal of weapons, surprising all of the fellow people who collaborated on Plastic Beach as her eyes start to water similar to Stylo video.

The Boogieman summons his own army to attack Plastic Beach while Cyborg Noodle and the collaborators try to defend the island. A whale begins to bite the bottom of Plastic Beach, scaring 2D, who has his clown mask on. Russel grabs its tail and tosses it into the sky hitting a plane. Cyborg Noodle is startled to see Russel while Russel opens his mouth, revealing Noodle to be inside.

Noodle takes off her mask to reveal some scars around her right eye as she stares at Cyborg Noodle while the video ends.

An animated version of the video was created by fan Richard Van As, mixing elements of classic animation and 3D graphics, and released on his YouTube channel on August 31, 2017.

Gorillaz, Rhinestone Eyes storyboard film03:24

Gorillaz, Rhinestone Eyes storyboard film

Lyrics

I'm a scary gargoyle on a tower
That you made with plastic power
Your rhinestone eyes are like factories far away
Where the paralytic dreams that we all seem to keep
Drive on engines til they weep with future pixels in factories far away

So call the mainland from the beach
All parties now washed up in bleach
The waves are rising for this time of year
And nobody knows what to do with the heat
Under sunshine pylons we'll meet
While rain is falling like rhinestones from the sky

I got a feeling now my heart is frozen
all the bowses and the growses
have been after native in my soul
I prayed on the immovable yeah,clinging to the atoms of rocks
Seasons the adjustments signs of change
I can't see now she said taxi
Now red light is all I can take
This dawn brings strange loyalties and skies
I'm a scary gargoyle on a tower
That you made with plastic power
Your rhinestone eyes are like factories far away

Here we go again
That's electric
That's electric

Helicopters fly over the beach
Same time every day same routine
Clear target in summer when skies are blue
It's part of the noise when winter comes
It reverberates in my lungs
Natures corrupted in factories far away

Here we go again
That's electric
Your love's like rhinestones falling from the sky
That's electric
With future pixels in factories far away
Here we go again
That's electric
Your love's like rhinestones falling from the sky
That's electric
With future pixels in factories far away
Here we go again


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Sources

  1. "Plastic Beach [Japanese experience edition]", TOCP-66950, booklet pp.11-12

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