It’s not their best song – that’s Just Because – but it’s my favourite of theirs, just because of when it hit. It just rolls and rolls, and it’s such a ridiculous tune, with an even more ridiculous video (that reminds me of going to the supermarket in La Mirada, obviously), and it was a perfect song as far as I could tell when it came out.
It was only later when I found an old flyer that I realised: “Hey, you know that Been Caught Stealing song?” “Yeah.” “We saw them in LA.” “Shut up.” But it was true. We got taken to The Scream, this new cool club in an old building, and I remember walking up the carpeted stairs (that later featured in David Lynch’s Wild At Heart: “mah jacket is a symbol of mah in-div-id-u-al-itee…”) and thinking “this is pretty flash” before annoyingly being stamped with a Coke bottle on my wrist (because we were too young to drink), and then this band came on with a tall, blonde, dreadlocked singer (who might have been the bass player: to be honest we were getting drinks anyway) singing some song called Stop, and it was amazing.
And back in Sydney, there it was on the flyer: Creado y regado de Los Ángeles, ¡Juana's adicción! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrwjiO1MCVs