All mysteries are just more needles in the camel's eye.
This is the second in my "appreciation" series, with from August of last year being the premiere. It's hard to believe that the first song on the first side of the first Brian Eno album () was so utterly enthralling and sublime that it would literally be all downhill for the man from there, but it was those very heights "Needles in the Camel's Eye" ascended to when it was unleashed on the public in 1974. Certainly, the remainder of Warm Jets was great, as were many of Eno's solo albums to follow, but that song, is so undeniable. A dense, three-minute, manicured maelstrom exuding such a visceral rush that I'm still virtually apt to stop dead in my tracks the very instant guitarist Phil Manzaneras paints the entire canvas in one fell swoop with that hyper-hypnotic riff, blissfully unrelenting for the entirety of the song. And so advanced for it's time I might add, especially considering that even David Bowie didn't concoct anything remotely similar beforehand.
So far as lyrical analysis is concerned, it's tempting to not even approach it's "deeper meaning," given there's a verse in the song that outright begs "Why ask why?" The song's title is derived from a passage that says to the effect: