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Release Date 1984

Gil Scott-Heron is one the great satirists, punctuating his critique with a melodious line and a soulful groove. It's uncanny how he does it, that you can't help but nod your head, tap your feet and laugh out loud even as you want to cry at what he is saying. His body of work is heroic, his prescience altogether scary.

"Re-Ron" is a 1984 song by Gil Scott-Heron. It criticizes the campaign for the re-election of Ronald Reagan. It was recorded in collaboration with Bill Laswell.

Notable lines include:

"Would we take Fritz without Grits? We'd take Fritz the Cat. Would we take Jesse Jackson? Hell, we'd take Michael Jackson!"

The B-side of the record was "B-movie" which criticized the election of a former B-movie actor as the new president of the United States of America. These two songs by Scott-Heron were among many songs criticizing Reagan recorded by artists during the 1980s.

12" Vinyl

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