He Used To Cut The Grass: We now come to Joe’s release from prison, as he imagines guitar notes all throughout his day. This is the second of two tracks to feature Patrick O’Hearn on bass. I know a lot of people criticize this track and the following ones for ignoring the plot, but I actually think this and other ones serve the plot perfectly, as it captures Joe denying the illegality of music in his land. He’s already experienced it, and there’s no truly purging music. It’s a natural and inherit part of our being, it’s Joe-and by extension, Frank-were born to do. And so even without a physical guitar or amplification, Joe’s mind will still flood with musical ideas and pieces, much like Frank always did in life. Even the oppressive voice of the Central Scrutinizer is just barely able to compete with the music to be heard, showing just how powerful it really is. I love this track immensely.