The Tubes gained their early kudos from their ingenious, satirical stage shows, which, like all visual comedy doesn't have the same impact on record. Like its predecessor, 'Remote Control', this album takes a more listener-friendly approach. The title contains much irony, as critics were quick to point out that The Tubes had gone artistically backward. The co-credit for Toto guitarist Steve Lukather on 'Talk To Ya Later' is a giveaway as to the direction the band were headed in. 'Don't Want To Wait Anymore' is a ballad from that school of rock, though, to be fair, the rest of the songs, though overtly commercial, are a lot more sprightly.
The songs are of uneven quality. 'Talk To Ya Later' has the same bravado as Van Halen's 'Jump' and is otherwise as limited in craft. I prefer the funky 'Let's Make Some Noise', the brutal 'Mr Hate' and another Toto-like effort, 'Amnesia'. So, a backward, but enjoyable rock album that retains a sense of humour.