In Special Risk, the character Reuben is a dentist who used to be in a New Wave band called The Rays during the 1980s. The band had a brief surge of popularity when they performed their original song Elevator to the Moon. That pinnacle means a lot to Reuben in the book, and contributes to his high opinion of himself.
You may wonder what kind of song would generate such enthusiasm in their audience. Well, get ready to party like it’s the eighties! Here’e their song: