Side 1 of the LP ends with track 5, which is the second of the two instrumentals on the album, “Tokyo”. Again this is a showcase for the band’s immense virtuosity, this time very much majoring on Jerry Donahue’s brilliant electric guitar. This is even more a semi-quaver runs type thing, and almost has a jazz feel to it.
Side 2 opens with the longest and strongest track on the LP, the mighty “Bring ‘Em Down”. This lasts 5.56 minutes, and is a classic Trevor Lucas tour-de-force. It is a masterpiece in terms of production, performance, arrangement, musicianship, vocals, lyrics and melody. It is one of the most perfectly crafted songs I have ever heard. The lyrics are extraordinary, including the memorable phrase “I saw four ghostly riders”, whic immediately calls to mind those of the Apocalypse. Marvellous stuff.
Track 2 is lovely little nonsense song called “Big William”, brilliantly sung by Dave Swarbrick, with a sort of ragtime feel to it. Most of the song’s 3.54 minutes comprise the refrain:
“”I’ll tell you where to stick it”, said Big William to Joan
“You can put it where the monkey sticks his nuts
I wouldn’t give you fourpence for your lousy rotten dough
And, anyway, you haven’t got that much.””