The Sad Little Caper
Written by Christensen, Harris, Irwin
Pat: “The Sad Little Caper” was Jody’s idea. He had the basic riff. But then Don and I brought some more bits to it.
Jody [from Guitar Player interview, Nov. ’85]: I think Danny Amis had come up with the basic guitar lick — the sort of “Peter Gunn” line. We were sitting around jamming, and I came up with those crashing chords at the beginning — which are stolen from some Henry Mancini thing or something. Actually, Pat is playing the lead melody, and I think I doubled parts of it. There were several overdubbed guitars, and David Hofstra played the bass.
Danny: I don’t remember a lot about it. We were always messing around with different riffs. The opening may have been an idea of mine; I’m not sure. I liked that song a lot, though!