Clapton added some new members to his band before recording this, including Albert Lee on guitar and Gary Brooker, formerly of Procol Harum, on keyboards. The band lasted only one album, but Clapton remained good friends with Brooker
Though this was not a big chart hit, this teen anthem is one of Cheap Trick's best known songs. The singer thinks of his parents as a bit overprotective and kind of weird, but he gains a new respect for them at the end of the song when he wakes up and they are rolling around on the couch listening to his KISS records. Cheap
Stevie Nicks started writing this after reading the book Triadby Mary Leader. It is about a woman who believes she is being possessed by the spirit of a woman named Rhiannon. There are themes of mythology and the occult that Nicks used in her song along with the name.
This was the first big hit for the Climax Blues Band, who had been recording since 1968 and released 8 previous albums. Derek Holt, who was the bass player and a vocalist in the band, spoke about this song:
Tears for Fears were followers of American psychologist Arthur Janov's school of Primal Therapy. This song was inspired by his primal therapy treatment, which worked by getting people to confront their fears by shouting and screaming.
The song is about a man who has lived on the road fromtown to town and affair to affair. Here, he's been with a woman who's been good to him and who he actually loves, but he can't stay with her because the call of the road is too strong
Seger said of this song: "My old friend Glenn Frey of the Eagles had an idea that our guitarist Drew Abbott should play along with the piano solo. He and I then went out and did the background vocals together
Thee Rikki of the title is Rikki Ducornet, a New York writer and artist. Rikki was a fan of the band, an although another band member was very friendly with her, she liked Steely Dan co-front Donald Fagen
Stewart wrote this after breaking up with Swedish actress Britt Ekland. They were married 1975-1978. Stewart said, "It wasn't totally about Britt... it could of been anybody I met in that period-and there were a lot of them
Ann and Nancy Wilson wrote this song about Mike Fisher, who was an original guitarist for Heart (he eventually stopped performing and became their sound man) - he and Ann were dating. According to Ann, she felt that the world was crazy and sometimes maddening, but her relationship with Mike kept her balanced
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