Like the group's other blues-rock favorite, "Teenage Head," the Flamin' Groovies' "Slow Death" may be the preferable track because, well, it just plain rocks out more. Maybe it's the slide guitar riff, maybe it's the hand-claps, the outro's "yea-yeas," or how all the elements combine. But it would be folly to argue its fine points: "Slow Death" is simply one of those songs that was caught on just the right take so as to make it permanently electrifying. The song inspired covers by garage bands around the world, particularly during a brief Groovies revival in the '80s. Versions by groups diverse as the Dictators & the Sneetches (with co-writer and Groovie vocalist Wilson sitting in) have also made it on to disc.