is a 2003 vinyl-only release by Damon Albarn
, frontman of British rock band Blur
, the animated group Gorillaz
and most recently the band The Good, the Bad and the Queen
. 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 limited to 5000 copies. 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
(Damon Albarn's side project from Blur
) on their album Demon Days
- "I Need a Gun"
- "Half a Song"
- "Five Star Life"
- "A Rappy Song"
- "Back to Mali"
- "I Miss You"
- "Hymn to Moon"
- "Sub Species of an American Day"
- "American Welfare Poem"
- "Saz Theory Book"
- "Gotta Get Down With the Passing of Time"
- "End of Democrazy"