Bonzo Goes to Washington, “5 Minutes”


“I have a fantasy that, by some kind of luck, this record will last, if only because enough people will buy it to transform it into an artifact.”
Greil Marcus (Village Voice, December 18, 1984)

‘Twas a far cry from the inspiring “Yes We Can.” From the collective cells of Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) and Bootsy Collins came this Cuisinart bass ‘n’ bite patchwork of an impromptu line Reagan delivered during a sound check for his weekly NPR address in August 1984:


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