Left Hand Suzuki Method

This track is mash up of several parts of tunes, In additon to the two songs it draws from listed in the 'additional information' above, it also features a violin part from a traditional Dutch tune called 'Roodborstje'(Robin bird). Add to this some Miho Hatori chatter about nothing in particular and some hard drum beats.. and you get Left Hand Suzuki Method. An example of where throwing everything into the mix sometimes doesn't make for a good tune. The song tries to do too many things and leaves itself over-exposed. The title of the song is also interesting. Dan Left Hand, a.k.a. Junior Dan is a famous reggae bassist who worked on the sessions for the debut album and also went on tour with Gorillaz. Dan The Automator has revealed in an interview that both he and Damon were classically trained musicians, and trained in the Suzuki method ( The Suzuki Method of music education was begun in the middle of the twentieth century by Japanese violinist Shinichi Suzuki). Miho Hatori's English vocals actually give lessons from the Suzuki Method. It has been suggested that her Japanese lyrics are just translations of the English ones. The 'clean' version of the song has the bong sounds at the beginning removed.

Official song credits

Written by 2D /Murdoc / McKinley Morganfield / Elias McDaniel /Mel London
Performed by: Gorillaz
Additonal infomation: contains extracts from "Mannish Boy" written by Morganfield / McDaniel / London
contains elements from 'I'm A Man' performed by Muddy Waters
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

Versions & availibility(Click links for exact discographical details)

Left Hand Suzuki Method [3:10] - available on the 19/2000 CD single, on the non-US versions of G-Sides and on the US regular version of the album Gorillaz
Left Hand Suzuki Method (clean) [3:10] - available on the clean version of the US release of Gorillaz only


Never performed live.


Feel the impact!

Kake de manichi go, shimi yo nani kodo ka
Senki onna ka tenki sensoo sou ii kedo
Sou ii yo teji to demo

The most important thing
Is listening the recording of the music
It makes them get a ..um.. musical sense
And get to the point of the..fast progress

To nani zeisha wa mani ge de se shido shite, otori tari sodo teru

And also.. every day..every lesson...
We have to make sure they learn about tonalisation

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