Before he pissed off Spiro Agnew with his political skewerings — ah the glory days, when Big Brother could destroy a musician’s career — on suit-ruffling freak-out Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse in 1971, R&B talent Eugene McDaniels was kicking out a number of more playful jams, like this oft-overlooked brass-punched crooner “Point of No Return,” about that decisive moment in a young heart upon realizing that love ain’t as easy to quit as once thought.
Later McDaniels would get mined by hip-hop elite — A Tribe Called Quest, Pete Rock & CL Smooth — for his melting pot rhythm geniusry, and of course his disenchantment with American values (see “Hey America“) but this is pure suave, finger-snapping joy from the vice of affection:
Maybe your love for me is nothing but an act
I’m at the point of no return
And for me there’ll be no turning back