"alter Knacker" is german."Alter Kocker" . i was 20 in 1978, so a 40 year old was 1 generation gap away from, me.... Finally i found a cassette with Wavelength and listening to it atm. - Yes, i was right 'Venice/U.S.A' has inded a Reggae Beat.... Song for Song Review : "Kingdom Hall" is a bit bland, but okay, "Checkin' It Out" is good, "Natalia" very very smooth and slick ; "Venice/U.S.A." is the highlight of Side 1 = pretty groovy- i am rockin' along to it atm...The Chorus Dum deedle Dum, Da Dah is actually quite funny. Perefct sing-a-long stuff. Is "Wavelength" the most sing-a-long album in Van's carreer ? "Lifetimes" is terrible, as only VM Songs can be terrible.. i hate everything about that. The arrangement, the chorus and esp. that fairground organ. "Wavelength" cools down my anger with Van's Falsetto and Soul Crooning. Great Intro, that leads one into a different direction, as the song actually heads in- Full acoustic guitars, drums an an upful beat make for the strongest track so far- A Hit as only VM can produce . Loses momentum though, before it's through ( 4.5 ) ; Santa Fe is boring, but not bad, might be better in a different setting/mood , Obsession towards the end is stronger "yes i feel it in my heart, in my soul"- He works hard to get to that point - those comments before were right with their views, you can't force those magic moments, "Hungry For Your Love" well that's in a class of it's own, it felt a bit strange to me as a young man, but as a grown up i can relate and stand this better : " I Got that such a lot of love, i gotta give it to you..and after all these years, tears i ask for the truth now.." Great arrangement and solid backing , too. Van only takes his crooning a bit over the top for my money, so that this is on the wrong side of tasty some times. No "Tupelo Honey" Part 2... "Take It Where You Find It" is too dear to my heart to analyze it here and now. instead i sit back and enjoy it. A Record every Fan should at least have listened to a couple times. I WANNA WALK DOWN THE STREET UTIL I SEE.. My Shining LIGHT- if it ain't subtle, use force the mesagge went home. A better record, than i remembered it. In my Top 10 i guess... a mixed bag, but it has it's share of vanglorious !