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M1 A1 is the fifteenth track on Gorillaz' 2001 album "Gorillaz". It was the basis for the remix single "Lil' Dub Chefin'".

Recording and Backstory

The track samples the opening scene from "Day Of The Dead".

The basis of this song was born, when 2-D and Russel sat down and watched loads of zombie films. 2-D claims he wrote the lyrics for the song, however, Murdoc argues he wrote the lyrics when driving down an empty highway, driving up to Stoke to see his grandmother on Christmas Day. Though this was most likely a lie on Murdoc's end.

Noodle triple-tracked the guitars to make it sound like there was a 'bagful of cats being dragged behind a car.' Then she screamed on top of it.


Lyrics

Hello!
Hello!
Is anyone there?
Hello!
Hello!
Is anyone there?
Hello!
Is anyone there?
Hello!
Is anyone there?
Hello!
Is anyone there?
Hello!
Hello!
Is anyone there?
Hello!
Hello!
Is anyone there?
Hello!
Is anyone there?
Hello!
Is anyone there?
Hello!
Is anyone there?

M1 A1
Thousand miles an hour
Gorillaz got the bass drum
Gorillaz say I want some, some

La la la la la la la la la
Hey!
La la la la la la la la la
Hey!
La la la la la la la la la
Hey!
La la la la la la la
Hey!

M1 A1
Thousand miles an hour
Gorillaz with the beat y'all
Say in what the seller

We go
M1 A1
Thousand miles an hour
Gorillaz with the bass drum
Keep that sound

Wake it up
Check it out, '01 craze (Hello!)
D'ya hear that?
I said, M1 A1

La la la la la la la la la
Hey!
La la la la la la la la la
Hey!
La la la la la la la la la
Hey!
La la la la la la la
Hey!


Trivia

  • The music video (which was taken down) for M1 A1 is one of the two music videos from the self titled album to not open with Gorillaz being written in red ink, the other being Rock The House.
  • M1 A1 may be a reference to the M1A1 "Bazooka
  • It also may be a reference to the A1 and M1 highways.
  • This track appeared on the original un-mastered version of the debut album as track 14.
    • There was also an error on the cover art stating the name was Mi Ai as opposed to M1 A1.
  • This track was used as the opening song for the Humanz and The Now Now Tours.
    • When opening for The Now Now tour, the song's ending led into Lil' Dub Chefin.
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