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Re-hash

Re-Hash is the first track on Gorillaz' 2001 album "Gorillaz". It is described in Rise of the Ogre as 'a gloriously upbeat opener to the album'.

Background and Recording

The song was written by 2-D and Murdoc. Murdoc wrote random phrases on magnets and 2-D threw them at a fridge. They kept whatever phrases stuck in the refrigerator.

2-D was coached by Damon Albarn to sing more confidently in this track and, as stated by Russel Hobbs, 'lose the thin reedy sound of the early rehearsals'.

Backing vocals were provided by Noodle as well as Cibo Matto's Miho Hatori.

For the bass sound, Murdoc placed his amp underwater, in a fish tank on the floor above. Then they held a microphone up to the ceiling below and recorded the bassline. As he stated, that's why the bass in "Re-Hash" is 'all muffled and well dubby'.

2-D added a broken sitar sound to the track to give it that 'extra dash of weirdness'.

Murdoc walked to a school playground, rounded up some children with a lasso and bullied them to sing on it.

Kid Koala assisted Russel with the decks.

Lyrics

It's a sweet sensation, over the dub
Oh what a situation, that don't want to stop
It's the drugstore soulboy, over the dub
With the sweetest inspiration, we don't want to stop

Cause' it's the money or stop,
It's the money or stop, (Yeah Yeah)
It's the money or stop,
It's the money or stop,
It's the money or stop,
It's the money or stop,
It's the money or stop,
It's the money or stop,
It's yeah (money or stop)

It's a sweet sensation, over the dub
Oh what a situation, that don't want to stop
It's the drugstore soulboy, over the dub
With the sweetest inspiration, we don't want to stop
Cause' it's the money or stop,
It's the money or stop, (Yeah Yeah)
It's the money or stop,
It's the money or stop,
It's the money or stop,
It's the money or stop,
It's the money or stop,
It's the money or stop,
It's yeah (money or stop)

It's the money or stop,
It's the money or stop,
It's the money or stop,
It's the money or stop,
It's the money or stop,
It's the money or stop,
It's the money or stop,
It's the money or stop,
It's the money or stop,
It's the money or stop,
It's the money or stop,
It's the money or stop,
It's the money or stop,
It's the money or stop,
It's the money or stop,
It's the money or stop

Live (With Audio Visual)

Gorillaz - Re-Hash (Live at Scala)04:01

Gorillaz - Re-Hash (Live at Scala)

Trivia

  • The biggest point of debate however, is the chorus, where some interpretations have it as saying "It's the money as dub" due to the word appearing in the verse earlier. Another interpretation is "It's the money or stuff" due to a second layer of vocals that make a F-sound at the end of the line.

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