I was just a college freshman from Iowa--what did I know about music? At the time (1980), I thought that Foghat, REO Speedwagon and the Scorpions RULED! Luckily, I met a guy from a truly small town in Iowa who had quite the extensive knowledge of music, and I started down the road that led me to believe that the three greatest bands in rock history are Sonic Youth, The Clash and Husker Du. Of course, journeys of a thousand miles begin with a single step, and those steps started with Roxy Music, Ultravox, and this album. Although Donnie Iris had a top 10 hit in the '70's with "The Rapper," this album is pure powerpop ear candy. From the opening "Oh Leah" (itself a top 30 hit) through odd little tunes such as "I Can't Hear You" (with the great feminist lyric "Stop all your bitchin'/Back in the kitchen"), "Joking" (check out the lyrics to that), "Shock Treatment" and "You're Only Dreaming," it's a great tuneful album. I was in San Francisco last year, and found this re-issue, and it truly made my day--one of the hardest of my vinyl collection to find on CD. Check it out--you won't be disappointed.