Democrazy

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Democrazy
EP by Damon Albarn
Released 8th December 2003
Recorded Various US hotels
Length 29:30
Label Honest Jon's
Producer Damon Albarn
Damon Albarn chronology
Think Tank
(2003)
Democrazy
(2003)
Demon Days
(2005)
Damon Albarn solo chronology
Democrazy
(2003)
Dr Dee
(2012)
Singles from Democrazy
  1. "A Rappy Song"
    Released: 8th November 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media (3.2/10) [1]

Democrazy is a 2003 vinyl-only double EP of demos by Damon Albarn, frontman of British rock band Blur, the animated group Gorillaz and the unnamed band behind the album titled The Good, the Bad and the Queen.

Background[edit]

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.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "I Need a Gun"
  2. "Reedz"
  3. "Half a Song"
  4. "Five Star Life"
  5. "A Rappy Song"
  6. "Back to Mali"
  7. "I Miss You"
  8. "Hymn to Moon"

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Dezert"
  2. "Sub Species of an American Day"
  3. "American Welfare Poem"
  4. "Saz Theory Book"
  5. "Gotta' Get Down With the Passing of Time"
  6. "End of Democrazy"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jedediah Gilchrist. Damon Albarn - Democrazy review Pitchfork Media. 2 March 2004. Retrieved 6 December 2011.
  2. ^ Metacritic: Democrazy reviews: http://www.metacritic.com/music/democrazy/damon-albarn