Rock The House

Album: Gorillaz (2001)
Charted: 18

Songfacts®:

  • This features a horn section loop sampled from "Modesty Blaise," a piece by British Jazz musician John Dankworth from the soundtrack of the movie of the same name.
  • Co-Gorillaz creator Jamie Hewlett and Pete Candeland directed the music video. It was inspired by Hewlett's angst at the time due to the band being sued by another group named Doppelgangerz. Gorillaz's virtual bassist Murdoc Niccals explained: "It's an homage to the films Rollerball and Mister Freedom. At the time we were being sued by someone who claimed he'd 'invented' Gorillaz and was demanding rights over my music, brain, image and face, which obviously made my blood boil. It felt like we were under attack from a hail of bullets. So we took that feeling and made it visual, into a video!"

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Neal Smith - "I'm Eighteen"They're Playing My Song

With the band in danger of being dropped from their label, Alice Cooper drummer Neal Smith co-wrote the song that started their trek from horror show curiosity to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Rock Stars of HorrorMusic Quiz

Rock Stars - especially those in the metal realm - are often enlisted for horror movies. See if you know can match the rocker to the role.

QueenFact or Fiction

Scaramouch, a hoople and a superhero soundtrack - see if you can spot the real Queen stories.

Fire On The StageSong Writing

When you have a song called "Fire," it's tempting to set one - these guys did.

Millie JacksonSongwriter Interviews

Outrageously gifted and just plain outrageous, Millie is an R&B and Rap innovator.

The Punk Photography of Chris SteinSong Writing

Chris Stein of Blondie shares photos and stories from his book about the New York City punk scene.