The Mint 400
Updated: Mar 10
‘They sent him out here on this perfectly reasonable assignment – just a few photos of motorcycles and dune buggies racing around the desert – and now he was plunged, without realizing it, into the maw of some world beyond his ken. There was no way he could possibly understand what was happening. What were we doing out here? Was I just roaming around these Mint Hotel escalators in a drug frenzy of some kind or had I really come out here to Las Vegas to work on a story?'
This song, adapted from the track ‘Illuminate’ tells the story of life on the Vegas Strip, from which is yearly launched the infamous ‘Mint 400’ road race; and upon which lurk the weirdos who attend it: ‘a society of armed masturbators. Gambling is the kicker here - sex is extra/weird trip for high rollers … house-whores for winners, hand jobs for the bad luck crowd.’
Vocals by Natalie Major.