The final single of the MC4's first and, possibly finest era (the Decoy era lasted till 1990) was actually a four-song e.p., referred to as either the There Goes My Happy Marriage e.p. or simply Finish. Side one's tracks, "Finish" and "Severance" seem marked by bitter resignation and workmanlike song-writing. Side two, however, contains the gracious but flat-out rocker that is "Thanx" and the haunting shape-of-pop-to-come ballad, "Square Through a Circle". It's like another brilliant MC4 single but with two outtakes attached.
THE RIPTIDES - Sunset Strip EP 1978
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