A rare beast indeed.
Greg Kihn had some success with this release from 1981 (Billboard May 23, 1981 and reached #15). Produced by Matthew King Kaufman, founder of Beserkley Records back in 1973, this is rocky New Wave, here in an extended/ full version. Billy Idol was already making notes. A break up song about break up songs. The honest American songwriter was quoted as once saying “”I don’t know what any song has been about since 1974. I mean, can you tell me what the f–k ‘The Union Of The Snake’ is supposed to be about? I’m just an economical sort of writer; I don’t go reading history books and writing about Cortez; I’d rather write songs about my girlfriend.”
B-side, “True Confessions” is a slower , bluesey track that builds up nicely, also off the album “Rockihnroll”
Trebol – TI-70536
|A||Cuando El Amor Se Va = The Breakup Song||5:20|
|B||Confesiones = True Confessions||4:31|