Time Capsule (Songs for a Future Generation)
1998: Reprise 9 46920-2
Leaving aside the issue of song selection and order, the point of having this CD is entirely focused on the last two tracks (although the original unreleased mix of Summer of Love deserves note). Debbie is definitely the prize-winning gem: fiercely tight and yet dramatic in structure, this is a beautiful logical successor to Cosmic Thing, as though Good Stuff never happened, as it brings Cindy back into play and continues the have FUN! theme with just a touch more firepower. Hallucinating Pluto doesnt match it but at least makes for a viable thematic bit of Bs stuff.
Debbie is greatly enhanced for appreciation purposes by its video on the accompanying Time Capsule there, its not just a fun song, its also a playful stage to show off each of the four bandmates as individuals integral to the group. And again I must say that Keith Strickland certainly blossomed into a gorgeous babe, didnt he?
Comments © 2005 Mark Ellis Walker, except as noted, and no claim is made to the images and quoted lyrics.