I was reading something about this record in the archives of Smashin' Transistors this morning, and I was like, 'man, I should post that record.' "Summer of '79" is the kind of song that 7"-ers were made for: a fucking hit, instead of just a couple of songs put together just to have something out. And "Summer of '79" is a goddamn hit, especially when the Beach Boys-type "oooo-weee-oooo"'s kick in. "Goodbye Little Queenie" (on the flip) is a solid jam in itself, but the vinyl on this pops like a motherfucker and so I'm passing that one by.
John Wesley Coleman -
"Summer of '79"