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Promo vinyl release of the remix

The Ed Case Refix of "Clint Eastwood" is a bonus track on Gorillaz' 2001 album "Gorillaz". The refix was made by DJ Ed Case from Middle Row Records and features vocals by Sweetie Irie. The remix gained much popularity upon its release and quickly became the more well known version of the song in England, being played in dance clubs all across the country (especially in West London) at a time where 2-step garage reached it’s peak in popularity.

Its debut performance during a soundsystem by Middle Row at Notting Hill Carnival on the 25th of August 2000 predates even the release of the Tomorrow Comes Today EP (Gorillaz' first commercial release). On its vinyl release, two other remixes were featured: Slow Country (Curtis Lynch Jr. Remix), made by producer and musician Curtis Lynch Jr. featuring rapper Spragga Benz (also released on Acetate format at the same day of the festival) and Tomorrow Comes Today (Carl H. Remix) (also known as 'Middle Row Remix') made by the owner of Middle Row Records, Carl Humphrey (better known as Carl H.).

Lyrics


[Sweetie Irie]
Wh-whoa
Dis the one you call Sweetie Irie
Alongside a man called Ed Case
With the Gorillaz
The refix in the seat
Na na na all right
Na na na oh
It's a middle row ting
Cha

[2-D]
I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine, in a bag
I'm useless, but not for long
The future is coming on

I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine, in a bag
I'm useless, but not for long
The future is coming on

It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on

[Sweetie Irie]
Ah ah ah ah, give 'em something, ah ah
Ah ah ah ah, bend around, ah ah
Oh, true, man ah live like star
Oh, have pretty clothes fi di car

Oh, boy dem see mi new Rolex
Time to get the sergeant vexed
So me go seh oh, babylon ah carry it dense
Oh, them all ah watch ingredients

Oh, jewellery see diamonds and pearl
Oh, the baller brought you red rose, girl
Oh, come on, we're makin' money
Oh, babylon ah chat to me funny

Oh, true, they say the leng sells cheap
That'll get the Sergeant weak
So me go seh

Feed my 'motion
Feel my 'motion
Music is from the street
Designed to make you move your feet, mmm

Feed my 'motion
Feel my 'motion
Na na na
Na na na, oh

[2-D]
I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine, in a bag
I'm useless, but not for long
The future is coming on

I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine, in a bag
I'm useless, but not for long
The future is coming on

It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on

[Sweetie Irie]
Oh, true, man ah make 'nuff dough
Oh, babylon deh everywhere me go
Oh, true, man ah live like star
Have pretty clothes fi di car, so me go seh

Oh, true, man ah make 'nuff dough
Oh, babylon deh everywhere me go
Oh, true, man ah live like star
Have pretty clothes fi di car, so me go seh

Have pretty clothes fi di car, so me go seh
Have pretty clothes fi di car

[2-D]
I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine, in a bag
I'm useless, but not for long
The future is coming on

I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine, in a bag
I'm useless, but not for long
The future is coming on

It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on

[Sweetie Irie]
It's a bigger road ting, cha

Uh uh uh

Feed my 'motion
Feel my 'motion
Music is from the street
Designed to make you move your feet, mmm

Feed my 'motion
Feel my 'motion
Na na na
Na na na, oh

Oh, true, man ah make 'nuff dough
Oh, babylon deh everywhere me go
Oh, true, man ah live like star
Have pretty clothes fi di car, so me go seh

Oh, true, man ah make 'nuff dough
Oh, babylon deh everywhere me go
Oh, true, man ah live like star
Have pretty clothes fi di car, so me go seh

Have pretty clothes fi di car, so me go seh
Have pretty clothes fi di car

[2-D]
I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine, in a bag
I'm useless, but not for long
The future is coming on

I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine, in a bag
I'm useless, but not for long
The future is coming on

It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on


Video

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Clint Eastwood-2

Full version of the refix

Trivia

  • The edited version of the refix, named "Clint Eastwood (Ed Case Refix) (Edit)" became the most well-known version of the remix, as the full version of it was only featured on the US and a few other versions of the Gorillaz album apart from its vinyl release, while the edited one was included as a hidden track on most international releases. The edited version was also the one posted to the Official Gorillaz Youtube Channel instead of the full one.
  • The refix was based on the Ed Case and Sweetie Irie song "Who?".
  • The refix got its own promotional video, made by Middle Row Records, which was an edited version of the Clint Eastwood Music Video to make 2-D's scenes on the video match his voice on the refix. As Del The Funky Homosapien's verses were not included on the refix, Del The Ghost Rapper also doesn't appear in the video. It can be seen (at a very low quality) here.
  • The refix played as background music for a PBS Kids GO bumper.
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