Frontman Alex Gasgarth admitted in 2015 to Kerrang! that he now hates this tune. "It was a song we didn't need to write for the record but someone told us we should write more, so we did," he said. "I listen to it now and think it's so dumb. I have such disdain for it."
"Cruise" climbed from 6-5 on the Hot 100 in its 34th week. In doing so it set a record for the slowest ascent to the Top 5 in the chart's history, which was beaten by Imagine Dragon's "Radioactive" 42-week clamber to #4 three weeks later.
If counterpoint and polyrhythms are your thing, you might love these guys. Even by Progressive Rock standards, they were one of the most intricate bands of the '70s. Then their lead singer gave us Bon Jovi.