This was Aztec Camera's attempt to do a Joy Division-type song. Frontman Raddy Frame explained to Q magazine: "The first time we got to play it was in 1980 on the day that (Joy Division vocalist) Ian Curtis died. We sent a demo to The Teardrop Explodes' label (Zoo Records) and we ended up supporting them. It was Julian (Cope) who broke the news about Ian Curtis. We were in shock."