//GORILLAZ SONGS//

Clint Eastwood (Ed Case Refix)

Damon Albarn wanted to put a few mixes of certain tracks from the debut album together and put it out on a white label promo in late 2000, to drum up interest in his new project in an underground way. Damon is a fan of the UK Garage scene, saying some of his favourite singles of 2001 were 'all the on-off garage singles' and also appearing alongside garage artists at the 2000 Notting Hill Carnival in London for impromptu collaborations. Ed Case was then an obvious choice for Damon's white label promo (this promo is listed in the discography in the Clint Eastwood single section, as the first track on the promo was the Ed Case Refix, and this was the track that got massive interest in the UK). Ed Case got Sweetie Irie in to do a sort of half rap, half skank over the top. The result is a slightly faster paced tune, in keeping with UK Radio's love of all things garage (at least in 2000/2001). It was a huge radio success and far, far more played than 'Clint Eastwood' itself. Its success induced Damon to add the remix to the running order of the debut album Gorillaz, originally as a hidden unlisted bonus track after the closer 'M1A1'. Most fans seem to prefer Del's version, and this remix does lack some of the depth of the original track, but it is definitely the more danceable of the two and an interesting introduction to another style of music through Gorillaz.


Official song credits

Written by Gorillaz
Performed by Gorillaz additional vocals by Sweetie Irie
Produced by Dan The Automator and Gorillaz
Co-produced by Tom Girling and Jason Cox
Engineered by Tom Girling and Jason Cox
Pro-Tools by Tom Girling
Assistant engineer: Toby Whelan
Remix by Ed Case



Versions & availibility(Click links for exact discographical details)

Clint Eastwood (Ed Case Refix) [4:28] - available on the original Clint Eastwood mix promo, on the original pressings of the debut album 'Gorillaz' and certain other promos
Clint Eastwood (Ed Case Refix) (Edit) [3:42] - available on the Clint Eastwood single (all commercial formats) and the reissue editions of the album 'Gorillaz'
Clint Eastwood (Ed Case Refix) (Clean version) [4:28] - available on only the US promo for the Clint Eastwood single SPRO-16418



Live

Clint Eastwood was played live at every date on the Phase One shows, but the Ed Case Refix was only performed once at a Gorillaz concert. Sweetie Irie took the vocals and Ed Case was on the decks (along with four dancing girls) to give a rendition of the remix at the first Gorillaz gig, at the London Scala, from one of the Scala balconies. Ed Case and Sweetie Irie have also performed the song together away from Gorillaz shows (including when they performed at nightclubs in mid 2001, cheekily advertising these appearances as by 'Gorillaz'.



Lyrics:

Bu-whoa
Dis da man you call Sweet
Alongside a man called Ed Case
Wit da Gorillaz
The refix
Can I see it
Na na na all right
Na na na oh
It's a bigger o'ting
Cha

I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless but not for long
The future is coming on

I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless but not for long
The future is coming on

It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on

Ah ah ah ah
Give 'em some ah ah
Ah ah ah ah
Bigger oh ah ah

Oh, you wanna live like [...]
Oh, off with ya clothes with the cure
Oh, wanna see me new rolex
[...]
Tell me cos I'm oh
[..]
Oh, they wanna watch ingedients
Oh, you wanna see diamonds and fur
[..]
Oh, come on
We're makin' money
[...]
Talks to me funny
[...]
[...]
Tell me cos I'm oh

Feel my emotion
Feel my emotion
Music is from the street
Designed to make you
Move your feet and
Feel my emotion
Feel my emotion
And then on and then on

I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless but not for long
The future is coming on

I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless but not for long
The future is coming on

It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on

Oh, you wanna make no flow
Oh, poppin' out everywhere me go
Oh, you wanna live like [..]
Off with ya clothes with the cure
Tell me, cos I'm
Oh, you wanna make no flow
Oh, poppin' out everywhere me go
Oh, you wanna live like [..]
Off with ya clothes with the cure

I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless but not for long
The future is coming on

I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless but not for long
The future is coming on

It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on

It's a bigger o'ting
Cha

Feel my emotion
Feel my emotion
Music is from the street
Designed to make you
Move your feet and
Feel my emotion
Feel my emotion
And then on and then on

Oh, you wanna make no flow
Oh, poppin' out everywhere me go
Oh, you wanna live like [..]
Off with ya clothes with the cure
Tell me, cos I'm
Oh, you wanna make no flow
Oh, poppin' out everywhere me go
Oh, you wanna live like [..]
Off with ya clothes with the cure

I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless but not for long
The future is coming on

I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless but not for long
The future is coming on

It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on




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