If this turns out to be Blur’s last ever b-side they’ve at least finished in style on that particular front. Co-written with Graham Coxon, it’s the sound of Blur evolving into something completely different, as opposed to Damon doing whatever he wants like much of Think Tank (a great album, but not a band album). It, along with “Battery In Your Leg” and “The Outsider”, makes you wonder how the album could’ve turned out had the band remained a foursome. “Morricone” does that even more than those two songs perhaps, because it combines Damon’s interests in African music with Graham’s trademark exceptional fretwork. The slightly mocking backing vocals are the cherry in the meantime. What any of this has to do with Ennio Morricone, after whom I presume the song’s been called, is a mystery, but it makes a change from calling it “Song 2”, “Good Song”, “Sweet Song” or “A Song”.

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