My friend Mark Casale and I were talking about Captain Beefheart last night (as we are often want to do) and were yucking it up over the surreal late-night TV commercial for the Beef’s 1970 record, Lick My Decals Off, Baby (which I posted about last month). This prompted Mark to ask me if I’d…
My friend Mark Casale and I were speaking about Captain Beefheart last night (as we are often want to do) and were yucking it up over the surreal late-night TELEVISION commercial for the Beef’s 1970 record, Lick My Decals Off, Infant(which I published about last month).
This prompted Mark to ask me if I ‘d ever seen the bizarre promo video for Cat Steven’s 1976 song, Banapple Gas
[Numbers] was based upon an imaginary planet in a far-off galaxy called Polygor. The album consisted of a brochure with excerpts from a prepared book of the same name composed by Chris Bryant and Allan Scott. The booklet includes pen-and-ink illustrations drawn by Stevens.
The concept of the album is a wonderful spiritual musical which is set on the planet Polygor. In the story there is a castle with a number maker. This machine exists to fulfill the sole function of the planet– to distribute numbers to the rest of the universe: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 (however especially not 0). The 9 residents of Polygor, the Polygons, are Monad, Dupey, Trezlar, Cubis, Qizlo, Hexidor, Septo, Octav, and Novim. As the last lines of the book state, they “followed a life of regimen that had existed for as long as any could keep in mind. … It was, for that reason, all the more stunning when on a common day things first began to fail.” The modification takes the type of Jzero, who comes from no place as a servant and eventually confuses everyone with his easy reality. ( Wikipedia)
Um, sure. OK.
An online search likewise discovers claims that Banapple Gas was a referral to Banadine (the mythic drug made from banana peels), an acquired type of LSD, and/or another name for Amyl Nitrite.
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