|I Don't Wanna|
|Produced by Michael Been and The Call and Don Smith|
|Released on 1987|
|no chart information|
|Find it at GEMM|
|7-69461 w. picture sleeve
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I ain’t here to tell you what a great song this is, because it ain’t. U2 and Big Country did this sort of thing so much better. “I Don’t Wanna” doesn’t even have a discernible melody, just a little keyboard line that sounds like OMD’s “ABC Auto-Industry” which gets built upon by bass, drums and guitar. The whole thing leads up to a cheesy keyboard solo that could have been played on an $80 Casio for all I know (I’m pretty sure there’s a sour note in the solo too). Big Country and U2 made timeless music; The Call made music of the times. History, I suspect, will forget them. I’m not trying to be cruel, I just don’t see anybody unearthing this stuff fifty years hence and going “Eureka!” (“A-Ha!” maybe, but that’s a different story). The B side is “Day or Night” from the same album (Into the Woods) and (in my hoary oculi) is the better of the two tracks.
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