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Man Research (Clapper) is the sixth track on Gorillaz' 2001 album "Gorillaz".

Recording

Russel Hobbs mentioned that the track had a real hallucinogenic quality to it. Murdoc added to this comment that it sounded as if someone had been at the ether bottle that day.

2-D layered up a collage of vocals which created his own call-and-response anthem, bouncing between jubilant falsetto and a knackered-out croak.

The song opened on a backdrop of crickets and an intro reminiscent of The Clash's "Straight To Hell" and then went into the middle of a swampy lysergic dub.

Lyrics

This is a breakfast club!

Bring me coffee a la node
See the tafil on the send
I got sunshine, I got you, aae, yae, yae yae
There's nothing I can do (Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
(You're here, you're here)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
(You're here, you're here)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
(You're here, you're here)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
(You're here, you're here)
La-la, la-la, la-la, la-la, la-la, la-la

Bring me junkie in the lawn
He said nothing in the tongue
To kill the model from my door, oh yeah, yeah, yeah
Must kill the model from my door

 Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
(You're here, you're here)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
(You're here, you're here)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
(You're here, you're here)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
(You're here, you're here)
La-la, la-la, la-la, la-la, la-la, la-la

To kill the model from my door, oh yeah
Must kill the model from my door
From my door
From my door

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah) (La-la, la-la...)
 Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah) (La-la, la-la...)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
 Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah) (La-la, la-la...)
 Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah) (La-la, la-la...)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah) (La-la, la-la...)
 Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah) (La-la, la-la...)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah) (La-la, la-la...)
 Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah) (La-la, la-la...)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
(You're here, you're here)


Video

Gorillaz_-_Man_Research_(Clapper)_-_Gorillaz

Gorillaz - Man Research (Clapper) - Gorillaz

Trivia

  • The song samples "In the Hall Of The Mountain Queen" by Raymond Scott.
    • The song's album is titled "Manhattan Research Inc.", which was the inspiration for Man Research (Clapper)'s title.
  • This song matches perfectly with the DoYaThing music video in a number of ways.
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