Another reason to hope that "Anytime" appears elsewhere is to ensure it gets a home worlds apart from Wafflehouse's atrocious arrangement of "Separate Ways." This meandering misfire takes away everything that made the original an enduring guilty pleasure -- a semi-tough riff stalking a vulnerable keyboard hook, Steve Perry's pathetic take-me-back pleas masquerading as an angry ultimatum, a video in which the group transfers the air-guitar aesthetic to keyboards and drums. Instead, it attempts to juice the tune with double-time tempos, though it cuts the noise for a woeful, whimpering second verse. Wafflehouse repeats Perry's signature Noooo! finale several times; listeners will have already uttered the exclamation long before the song concludes.
Houston, as usual, follows Shiner's lead, radically revamping "Send Her My Love" with factory-crash percussion and bleak, spare instrumentation. (When the inevitable homage-to-Shiner album appears, look for these Minnesota twins to factor prominently.) Traindodge, on the other hand, treats the Vision Quest soundtrack obscurity "Only the Young" faithfully. No Escape ends up a merely passable tribute to an act that really doesn't deserve any better.