If you take a look at the sheet music for “Mutilation Rag,” Beck describes it as a battle between the left and right hand. And that conflict manifests itself in most of your versions of this song; no matter how different your covers may be. John here uses a martial beat to get this across, underneath the musical battle melody above.
John creates a very dramatic score out of “The Last Polka” here. I mean it feels like a movie score to me, but perhaps that’s because he included clips of a movie with it. Chicken or the egg problem, I guess.
Hell yes. I’m movin’ this way, I’m doin’ this thing (please enjoy) Hell yes, I’m turnin’ it on I’m workin’ my legs, hell yes I’m callin’ you out, I’m switchin’ my plates (please enjoy) Hell yes I’m cleanin’ the floor, my beat is correct