Back in the early 80s I spent a lot of time at Whiskey a Go Go, the Roxy, the Starwood, and anywhere else there was live music in and around West Hollywood. In one of those clubs would be where I first saw the Plimsouls, and then rushed down to Tower Records to buy their first EP.
For a time they weren't known beyond the reach of the clubs and Rodney Bingenheimer's radio show, but that all changed after a couple of years, when they were picked up by Geffen, and A Million Miles Away (Case/Alkes/Fradkin) broke them all over.
The song was written in a booth in the back of Barney's Beanery, another place I used to spend a lot of time... #quarantinehootenanny #43 of ???