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Donít Stand Me Down 1985
Label: Mercury Records

Tracks:
1. The Occasional Flicker (K. Rowland)
2. This Is What She's Like (B. Adams, H. OHara, K. Rowland)
3. Knowledge of Beauty (H. O'Hara, K. Rowland, S. Wynne)
4. One of Those Things (L. Marinell, K. Rowland, W. Wachtel, W. Zevon)
5. Reminisce Part Two (K. Rowland)
6. Listen to This (B. Adams, K. Rowland)
7. The Waltz (K. Rowland, S. Torch)



"One of Those Things" was one of the album's catchiest songs, thanks to its unmistakable piano riff. It's "Werewolves of London." Except, when Don't Stand Me Down was originally released, the song was credited to Rowland ... and no one else.

"Basically, I'm amazed and quite embarrassed at my arrogance when I hear this," Rowland wrote in the liner notes of the album's 1997 reissue. "I stole the riff totally from Warren Zevon's 'Werewolves of London' after hearing it on the radio. I didn't care that it was obvious and I ignored the danger that it might well be detected, feeling that what I was doing was more important, Ironically, I thought up a melody that was maybe as good to go over the chords ... but I still insisted on using Mr. Zevon's as well, such was my obliviousness. He now rightfully owns a portion of the song."



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