Gorillaz - Laika Come Home
NME.COM feature on Gorillaz - Laika Come Home album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Cartoon supergroup and Brit-hop champion immersed, pretty successfully, in dub
Going by the dub scientist's rule of thumb that less is more, 'Laika Come Home' is that most exciting prospect - a Damon Albarn album, with all the Damon Albarn taken off it, but if his voice is seldom heard, the man is undoubtedly still present in its grooves. Over a pretty trad dub framework, the album is rife with excellent brass arrangements (particularly on the single...
- Jun 18, 2002
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- Jungle Fresh (19/2000)
- Strictly Rubbadub (Slow Country)
- Monkey Racket (Man Research)
- De-Punked (Punk)
- P45 (5/4)
- Crooked Dub (Sound Check Gravity)
- Mutant Genius (New Genious)
- Come Again (Re-Hash)
- A Fistful Of Peanuts (Clint Eastwood)
- Lil' Dub Chefin' (M1 A1)
Specially commissioned Converse track
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Gorillaz - Laika Come Home: Wikipedia Album Entry
Laika Come Home is a Gorillaz remix album released in July 2002 (see 2002 in music). Unlike a typical remix album, it is done by just one group, Spacemonkeyz. It contains most of the songs from the Gorillaz' first album, Gorillaz, but remixed in dub and reggae style. The album features Terry Hall, U Brown, Earl 16 and 2D.
One single, "Lil' Dub Chefin'", was released from the album on 22 July 2002, with moderate success.
In 2004, the album was packaged with 2001's Gorillaz in a limited edition box set as part of EMI's "2CD Originals" collection.
The album's title is a reference to both Laika, the Soviet space dog, and Lassie Come Home, the first Lassie movie.
"19/2000" ("Jungle Fresh") – 5:28
"Slow Country" ("Strictly Rubbadub") – 3:42
"Tomorrow Comes Today" ("Bañana Baby") – 5:29
"Man Research" ("Monkey Racket") – 5:57
"Punk" ("De-Punked") – 5:20
"5/4" ("P.45") – 4:27
"Starshine" ("Dub Ø9") – 5:17
"Sound Check (Gravity)" ("Crooked Dub") – 5:31
"New Genius (Brother)" ("Mutant Genius") – 5:02
"Re Hash" ("Come Again") – 6:05
"Clint Eastwood" ("A Fistful of Peanuts") – 5:54
"M1 A1" ("Lil' Dub Chefin'") – 5:43
"Slow Country (More Rubba Dub)" – 5:14
"Clint Eastwood (More Peanuts)" – 6:39
The final two tracks are exclusive to the vinyl edition and the limited edition CD. On the CD, they are appended to the end of "Lil' Dub Chefin'" as hidden tracks.
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