Sunday, August 09, 2009
Song to close out the weekend: "Clint Eastwood" by Gorillaz
I remember when I first heard Gorillaz' "Clint Eastwood". It was March 2001 and I was with some friends in a bar in Scotland. This crazy animated video came on the TV set by our booth. Then I heard Del's rapping (I'd been a fan of his for years and even witnessed him do an unbelievable freestyle in the studio of my college radio station). Immediately I loved it. I had seen posters advertising the single lining the streets in the days prior to this night, but never got the chance to listen to it. Apparently, it was a hit. And that confirmed my feelings that what makes the pop charts in the UK is infinitely cooler than the typical songs on its American counterpart.
Well, this song (along with "Feel Good Inc." and "Re-Hash") is coming to Rock Band this week and it'll be an immediate purchase for me. My friends and family have long said the my MC skills were akin to a young Del tha Funkee Homosapien and now I'll have an excuse to bust out some rhymes in the comfort of my own home, while banging away on a fake plastic instrument.