This song explores the subject of sadomasochism. The band hired some dominatrixs to beat up one of the crew in order to add some authentic "sound effects" to the song. Drummer Tre Cool told Q magazine November 2012: "We had this engineer, Tone who was 19. I called these dominatrix ladies in to beat the s--t out of him on tape so we could get the sound of it. It was quite entertaining; he thought he was badass so they gave it to him a little heavy."
Geffen Records made history on June 27, 1994 when Aerosmith's "Head First" became the first major label song made available for exclusive digital download. Download speeds at the time were so slow it took around 75 minutes to download the track.
"Pretty In Pink" by Psychedelic Furs was released in 1981. Five years later, it inspired a movie of the same name starring Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy and Jon Cryer. The song was remixed for the re-release to have more Pop appeal.