Talk:Inca Roads (song)

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What key is the song in Ect.

Im pretty sure the solo is in C Lydian —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:30, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

This Article Could Be Much Longer[edit]

This song being as complex as it is makes me feel this article could be three times the size it is currently without a bit of unnecessary information. If anyone has anything good to add to the article do not hesitate. Zappa fans, this is "Inca Roads" we're explaining here... the article must be as detailed as the song is complex! --Mrmoustache14 (talk) 07:59, 29 August 2012 (UTC)


I disagree with the suggestion in the Introduction that this song is an early example of xenochrony. I believe xenochrony to be a technique whereby disparate tracks, typically consisting of single musical instrument recordings are overlaid on top of one another to create new musical interactions that were never intended at their conception. Inca Roads off OSFA is just two different performances, edited and stitched together, with overdubs, much like the performances presented on Roxy. I wouldn't say it's an example of xenochrony. All the tracks, aside from overdubbed material, were recorded at the same time as each other, for example, the solo section is not the Helsinki guitar track placed upon the LA rhythm tracks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Darcy Taranto (talkcontribs) 00:20, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, but that's what the citations say. Unless you have a citation disproving this cited information you can't delete it. Mrmoustache14 (talk) 01:21, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

Von Däniken reference[edit]

The term "Inca Roads" is sometimes used to refer to the Nazca Lines of Peru; the writer Erich von Däniken claimed these lines were created as landing strips for aliens, hence the lyrics for this song. Problem is, no sources I know of have made this connection. FunkMonk (talk) 17:07, 16 May 2015 (UTC)