I've been listening to Cheap Trick's debut, which to me, is not only their best, but a record that needs to be recognized as one of the great records of all time and put on the same list as the more obvious choices that always occupy those lists.
But it is one song in particular that never fails to stop me in my tracks. For five minutes I am sent somewhere else and it is exactly where I want to be.
Lyrics. Melody. Arrangement.
"Mandocello" has it all.
It is unique. It is gorgeous. It is Cheap Trick's best song.