Frontman Tim Armstrong said of this song on the band's MySpace site: "Blown out and abandoned hotel buildings that were once new in the times of great American prosperity. Cold fronts of society's collapse blow in, where poverty and despair now live."
Guitarist Lars Frederiksen said: "It's got the Chuck Berry riff on the chorus accompanied with the Greg Ginn attitude."
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."
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."
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