on December 18, 2016 | Last updated December 18, 2016
Frank ZappaHe Used To Cut The Grass
Release Type: User Audio Type: Single-track Reductions: Yes (Authored) Pitched Vocals: Yes Vocals Gender: Male (1)
The guitar solo was extracted from a live recording and pasted over the loose 3/4 spacy vamp performed by bass, drums, and keyboards. The drumming is my favorite performance from Vinnie Colaiuta.
In the story, "He Used to Cut the Grass" is a transitional between "Outside Now" and "Packard Goose." Joe is now out of jail and finds the world pretty boring now that music has been made illegal. He drifts more and more into a semi-catatonic state, dreaming the guitar notes he cannot play anymore.