Suddenly I find myself reunited with my vinyl records, for the first time in nearly a year. It’s like Christmas! I forgot I owned half this stuff! I just found the amazing mini-book that came with the Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense LP. I tranced out to all four sides of Metal Machine Music. And I started scanning some of my favorite 12″ cover designs. This particular single is as good of a place to start as any. The arty minimalism of early ’80s new wave meets the neon bonanza of mid-’80s pop, in the crazy, crazy year that was 1984.