Albarn recorded these songs, which are little more than demos, during the US leg of Blur's tour for Think Tank in various hotel rooms. He then decided to issue the result, on 8 December that year, in a double 10" vinyl set on his Honest Jon's label. On 22 December Albarn showcased the demos at a live gig in London's Neighbourhood club. One of the songs, "I Need a Gun", was extended and performed as "Dirty Harry" by Gorillaz on their album Demon Days. The track "A Rappy Song" has often been mis-labeled as an unnamed Gorillaz' track featuring Bootie Brown & Cee-Lo Green, however the song is little more than a remix made by a fan.
The songs on Democrazy are very sketchy, and some of the songs are unfinished in the way that they simply end by turning off the sound completely. The EP was received negatively by music critics; scoring 3.2 out of 10 at Pitchfork Media and score of 45 out of 100 at Metacritic.