Recorded in the fall of 1980 on Long Island, this was the high water mark of the original Clams. It represented two years of work getting a recording contract, and in many ways this project marked the beginning of the end for this version of the band. The excitement of the studio, and of the performances after the release, led to an inevitable emotional let-down the following summer that ended with Dave leaving the band.

Here are some high points from the record (for "Jerusalem" see unreleased classics)

revisions of Johanna

Riding in my car the single

something happened late last night

suicide note

things keep on changing

ain't no worryin'

Hilly Kristal

Glenn and Scott Powers the engineer


Scott and Gary and the back of Glenn's head. For those of you who have never been in a recording studio; this is a good dipiction of what's it's like... boring repetition and warm beer.

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