Why was "My Best Friends are Gone" chosen to be recorded?

(Hash Pipe, Island in the Sun, and My Best Friends were the only 'older' songs recorded at the green album sessions)

Ric did push for this song, he really liked several songs of this vintage, including "No More Disappointments", but Rivers and him had a voting game and Rivers kept pushing for newer stuff, so most of these era songs went away.

The guys soundchecked it a few times that summer, but never played it during a show. I think it was fading (by) then, and Ric revived it by insisting they try it. He also did that for an even older demo, "Island". Ric didn't like Hash Pipe too much.

- karl