Vocalist Ed Macfarlane recalled to the NME: "We started recording this in a basement in Shoreditch owned by this guy who recreates samples for people who maybe hadn't approved them. Jacko had died that summer and the owner was obviously involved in making some DVD about his life. If you listen some DVD about his life. If you listen carefully, you can hear a EEE - HEEE."
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."