Alan O'Day was a successful songwriter before becoming a solo artist and releasing "Undercover Angel" as his first single. He had written hits for Bobby Sherman ("The Drum" - 1971), Cher ("Train of Thought "- 1974), and The Righteous Brothers ("Rock And Roll Heaven
" - 1974), but most notably, penned the #1 hit "Angie Baby
" for Helen Reddy in 1974. That song also dithers between fantasy and reality.