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