Late in 2016, I posted on Facebook about the contents of a mix tape I put together sometime in early 92. It’s the only sixty-minute tape of its kind in my collection. I’ll be re-upping modified versions of those sixteen posts over the coming weeks.
Because I don’t recall hearing this one when it was released in the early 80s, I tend to mistakenly think of it as belonging to the early 90s. Here’s a hot take for you: this song and “Rock Lobster,” two totally jamming pieces that are more than worthy of their places in the canon, are just too darn long. I contend that both simply run out of steam and wouldn’t suffer from being a couple minutes shorter. I assume it’s the single version in the video; this is just about right. I made my own edit when recording the tape by fading the full version out, well, a couple minutes early.