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Pirate Jet is the sixteenth track on Gorillaz' 2010 album "Plastic Beach", and features backing vocals by The Purple, The People, The Plastic Eating People choir.

Band member Murdoc Niccals stated the following about "Pirate Jet" in a track-by-track commentary:

"'Pirate Jet' takes the album out swinging, a finale with shuddering jazz hands: “Did you like the show? It was called PLANET EARTH". We’re finished and now everyone’s evolved into plastic. A new breed of human.

But y’know, I want to clear this up. 'Plastic Beach'. It's not a green record. It's not a judgement on the world. It's just a picture. Plastic Beach: it's another place, another way of looking at the world. And this is its soundtrack...."

Lyrics[1]

Its all good news now
Because we left the taps running
For a hundred years
So drink into the drink
Plastic cap drink
Drink with the purple
The people the plastic eating people
Still connected to the moment it began

Its all good news now
Because we left the taps running
For a hundred years
So drink into the drink
Plastic cap drink
Drink with the purple
The people the plastic eating people
Still connected to the moment it began


Video

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Gorillaz - Pirate Jet - Plastic Beach

Trivia

  • While making this song, Murdoc called it "Little House on the Stink Fish", but after 2-D declared it's a "terrible name", Murdoc decided it best to rename it.

References

  1. "Plastic Beach [Japanese experience edition]", TOCP-66950, booklet pp.26-27
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