A compilation of early EPs from 1976-1982, Here to Stay
chronicled the Slickee Boys
in full new wave/garage rock swing. From the screwy doo wop flavor of "Glendora" to the Rokes
cover "Let's Live for Today," partially sung in Italian by short-time vocalist Martha Hull
, the Slickee Boys
hadn't yet developed real force or their own idiosyncrasies (the recurring bridge in "Forbidden Alliance," retitled "Forbidden Love," got close to Split Enz
but it was still off the mark). Mystery Science Theater: 3000 fans would enjoy "The Brain That Refused to Die," even if most of Here to Stay
was diluted and indecisive.