"What are my excuses for loving these records? Chalk it up to high school, coming of age, hormones and, of course, the simple love of great compositions with stellar performances. I admit to spending far too many hours listening to these records while being up to no good with my high school buddies/co-conspirators, girlfriends and bandmates, but it all lead to moments of musical clarity.
"These two bands put so much good stuff into each song – it’s still very inspiring to listen to and marvel at. Now that enough time has passed, you can forget about wondering if the stuff was hip or not. Just listen and enjoy. Each musician laid down amazing performances track after track – and it’s all analog, funky sounding and groundbreakingly progressive."