Re-Ron

"Re-Ron"
Single by Gil Scott-Heron
Released 1984
Recorded 1984
Genre Electronic, hip hop
Length 6:42
Label Arista

Re-Ron is a 1984 song/poem by Gil Scott Heron. It criticizes the campaign for the re-election of Ronald Reagan.[1][2] It was recorded in collaboration with Bill Laswell.[3]

Notable lines include:

"Would we take Fritz with our 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 was criticising the election of an ex B-Movie actor as the new president of the United States of America. These two songs by Heron were among many songs criticizing Reagan recorded by many artists during the 1980s.

The lyrics can be found in his volume of lyrics Now and Then (Canongate Books, 2 Jun 2011).

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