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This song contains a spacey, twilight zonish instrumental break dominated by strings and brass, with the sound of someone, presumably a street drug dealer, saying "acid" repeatedly. When commercial US radio stations got wise to this, they played only the edited version of the song, going straight from the second chorus to the "love, love, love" lead-in to the song's final fadeout, with no instrumental break and no guy saying "acid." (thanks, mac - evanston, IL)
Jim Holvey, who was a friend of the band, wrote this song. Holvey played in another band in the Chicago area at the time, but broke out as a songwriter when he composed The Buckingham's first hit, Kind of a Drag
Jules Shear - "All Through The Night"
Shears does very little promotion, which has kept him secluded from the spotlight. What changed when Cyndi Lauper had a hit with his song? Not much, really.
The Garbage drummer/songwriter produced the Nirvana album Nevermind
, and Smashing Pumpkins' Gish
and Siamese Dream
Susanna Hoffs - "Eternal Flame"
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."