Eco-communities as a social vision

Eco-communities as a social vision
Egalitarian and ecological communities, like the pictured East Wind (www.eastwind.org), are very close to our vision of an ecological society

10 September, 2008

“Hot Zoo” by Adrian Belew, album: Mr Music head (1989)


Pay here
Chimpanzee
Don't park
Under the aviary
Walk through heatwave afternoon fast food hot zoo

Do the shuffle to the buffalo
See the mad monkey by the lonely pay phone
Let's go fishin' in the air conditioned dark
Man, look at the bite on that great big bark

Waste here
Souvenir land
Don't feed
Nobody your hand
Rest room photograph pachyderm cat house hot zoo

Three sleepy zebra in their living room suits
Joke with a crazy cockatoo
Big giraffe in their injured party hats say
”are you gonna watch our customary nap?”

Eat here
A dinosaur egg
Don't touch
The tarantula legs
March like army ants itchin' for a px
Hot zoo

I dig iguana in their outer space duds
Sayin' “aren't you glad we only eat bugs?”
Closing time, quick! close those gates
Capture a few of these human apes

Exit here
Kangaroo
Don't forget
To come back soon


A song about an afternoon in the zoo. Considering previous animal welfare songs by Andrian Belew (in this album there is also an instrumental song named "Cruelty to animals") we think that this song is ironic by criticizing the practice of keeping wild animals in cage, away from their habitats and their free way of life as a spectacle for human curiosity, recreation and pleasure ground, superiority feeling and of course an income for the owner.

You can hear some songs from this album in youtube:
1967
Oh daddy

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