“The way we did it at Budokan was the was we played it in the clubs. In the studio, it got wimped out and toned down, very namby-pamby. We didn’t want to play it as candied as the In Color version, even though the Japanese liked that one. So we decided to rock. You don’t have that honky-tonk piano. It’s much heavier.
“Lyrically, c’mon – ‘I want you to want me/ I’m begging you to beg me…’ There’s a little cynicism in it; it’s not all lovey-dovey, but it says what it needs to say. Some people’s lyrics have things like ‘The cuspice of the moon is on the 13th day.’ Huh? You have to read Aleister Crowley to figure out a verse. Give me a break.”