|Ferris Wheel on Fire
"Ferris Wheel on Fire" is another popular unreleased Neutral Milk Hotel song. The band would play it in their live sets with some frequency throughout their touring heyday of 1996 - 1998. It's known to fans only by the various bootleg live versions; no studio or demo versions are currently in circulation. It's rumored that the band attempted to record a studio version for Aeroplane, but it didn't make the cut. One is left to assume that if they had gone back to the studio to record a follow-up album, the song would be a top candidate to appear, or in the very least, been given a second chance at a proper recording. But as it stands, fans of the song can only hope the fabled Aeroplane outtake is released as a "bonus track" or something someday.
As Jeff has stated several times in live introductions of the song, it's about just that: a ferris wheel at a carnival catching fire and rolling away.
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