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‘Herculean’ – The Good, The Bad & The Queen (2006)
A conceptual eye on the city and its people
The first release from Damon Albarn, Paul Simonon, former The Verve man Simon Tong and African jazz superstar Tony Allen's 2007 collaborative project.
The name of the album and band itself is a reference to the spread of human life which can be found in the capital. "It’s a kingdom in itself, the City Of London,’ Paul Simonon told Time Out in 2006. ‘Although these days it is like lots of villages combined. You can come from Bromley now and you’re a true Londoner."
London has inspired some of pop‘s most enduring masterpieces – songs that have reflected and affected our cultural landscape. The city is also the muse of Damon Albarn and Paul Simonon‘s new collaboration, ’The Good, The Bad And The Queen‘, to be unveiled at next week‘s ambitious Electric Proms festival. The band talk exclusively to Time Out.