WTLX Mix Tapes: Side 1, Song 3

Note: This series originally appeared on Facebook in a slightly different form, Aug-Sept 16.

By complete coincidence, the next song is from the other, much better known, rock band to emerge from Champaign in the 70’s.

I started buying 45s in the summer of 1976 and continued (at least occasionally) until just about the time they stopped producing them. I frequently would check out the B-sides and over the years came across many gems (my favorite is almost certainly Fleetwood Mac’s “Silver Springs,” the flip of “Go Your Own Way”). I first encountered this song as the B-side of “Keep on Loving You.”

One of the few albums I owned in high school was Hi Infidelity. Listening to this one, “Out of Season,” and “Tough Guys” (all of which I prefer to a couple of the singles) takes me back to late summer 1981, just before my senior year of HS…

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