Eleanor Friedberger wrote this snappy, hooky number about a club in Athens called Rebound. She told Uncut:
"This past year, I went to Athens, Greece. I had a solo show planned, but a friend of mine introduced me to some musicians. Instead of writing and preparing for the show and practicing with a Greek band, I got to know the city really well. I went to a club called Rebound; it's kind of a goth club.
Everyone did this dance called the Chicken Dance where people stand in a line moping back and forth. You don't dance with a partner. It's not joyful at all. So I wrote a song about that."
The Rebound album takes its name from the Goth club. Friedberger explained to Consequence of Sound that it was there that she had a "revelation in terms of finding the sound and energy for my fourth album."
The song "Sadeness" by Enigma (the one with the chanting monks), got its name from the French novelist Marquis de Sade, who believed sex had to be painful in order to be pleasurable - thus the word "sadism."
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."