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Heavy Young Girl

This is the sixth of a series of 14 short posts which illustrate the tracks from the forthcoming album The Mint Hotel. The songs on the album are inspired by the 'Beat' generation of writers, artists and revolutionaries working from the 1950s to the early 1970s, providing an alternative view of the 'wholesome' American society advertisers and politicians wanted you to see. Each post features a piece of artwork related to the song, created using Artificial Intelligence software; and also an explanation of the inspiration for that song.

“Aspen is full of freaks, heads, fun-hogs and weird night-people of every description," writes Hunter S Thompson. "With no front teeth, wearing a grey sweatshirt and no bra, a very heavy young girl” shows up to vote in the Edwards election. She is the embodiment of Head Culture, to who voting is a “heavy matter with psychic implications” when compared to the option of simply ‘dropping out’ of the system altogether.

The scat vocals in this song represent the trippy, ‘heavy’ protagonist. Vocal by Samplephonics.

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