All Organic

Some further recollections concerning the burgeoning greengrocer band, Cauliflower Ear.

Instead of a bass guitar, a hollowed-out pumpkin had been employed and strands of lemongrass were being used for strings. The result was a highly organic sound.

The drum kit was an elaborate system of butternut squash and aubergines, though the high hat cymbal was simply a regular high hat cymbal. I suppose it must be difficult to replicate the sound of a cymbal using only vegetable produce, though I must say this shattered the illusion somewhat.

One guy didn’t do much. He just stood about shaking a coconut filled with dry pulses and occasionally ringing a bell pepper.

The highlight of the evening was surely the marvelous solo on tuber.

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