|Cocaine Decisions-The Man From Utopia,|
“Cocaine Decisions,” is a simple song with a nice harmonica part by Craig “Twister” Steward that punctuates the folksy tempo and appearance. Zappa always had time with his material to ridicule drug use and users, although with this song, he discloses his personal animus toward cocaine. He observed the ripple results of cocaine use not only in the music industry, but the world over, from hypocritical political figures to doctors and lawyers.The song premiered on-stage in September 1981, at the start of a tour, and lasted until the end of the 1984 series of shows. It was always followed by "Nig Biz." The concert documenting included on You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3 arises from the last 1982 show in Palermo (Italy). A riot began right during "Cocaine Decisions" (you can hear a teargas grenade explode), hence the illustration at the back of the LP (and CD booklet).
"Cocaine Decisions" Reviewed by Klemen Hlupič on 10:52 Rating: