This is the tenth 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.
“One canned Martini. No beer. A purple TV screen. Both elevators jammed. Fear in the back rooms and confusion on the eight floor, where Larry is supposed to be holding the gig together. What is he doing up there? Nobody knows. They never see him. ‘He’s Number One you know,’ the speech writer says, ‘And when you’re Number One you don’t have to try so hard, right?’” The man is a walking "Your'e So Vain," seedy in a crumpled suit, trailing women behind him.
Vocal by Leo Wood. The song was originally taken from the 2020 album When You Are What You Are and rerecorded and remixed.