A year and a half after Hit Parade
, the band released their Island debut. On Watusi
, the noisy rhythms of Seamonsters are gone. Steve Fisk
's production gives the LP a more varied musical feel; he lends his piano and organ skills over the crackling and popping of a turntable on the beautiful "Spangle." The first track, "So Long, Baby," begins as a normal, uptempo number, but then completely changes rhythm and melody for the chorus, a surprising and enjoyable move. "Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah" is a high-powered, infectious sing-along. Although Seamonsters has more beautiful songs, Watusi
's diversity gives it an added edge.