Katrina & the Waves guitarist Kimberley Rew wrote the song. Bangles guitarist Vicki Peterson
recalled to Melody Maker
why they chose this track to cover: "Michael (Steele, bass) and I shared a house, and our roommate was listening to a tape sent to her by a friend of ours who lives in San Francisco. This tape happened to have a song by a band called Katrina & the Waves on it, a demo version with Kimberley Rew singing the lead vocal, 'Going Down To Liverpool.' Michael and I were standing in the bathroom putting on make-up or something..."
She added: "It was
great, the beat, the feeling of it, something about the guitars sounded like us. We were trying to think of a couple more numbers to put on the album, and we had some songs of our own and a couple of covers, but we decided it would be nice to do a more current cover. And it was just three chords, real basic."