During the making of the Stone Roses long-awaited second album The Second Coming, media outlets were keen to find any leaked details of sessions the band had undertaken at the studio. According to Q magazine, Brit pop band Dodgy had spent time at the same studio and when the Guardian asked their drummer Matthew Priest for details, he told them that Brown had got heavily into dub reggae. Priest added that the Roses' vocalist, who because of his long arms had been labeled by the press as 'simian lead singer,' would only respond to people addressing him as 'King Monkey.' Brown was highly amused by this fictitious story, to the point that he called his debut solo album "Unfinished Monkey Business."
The third verse of "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by Crash Test Dummies ("they shook and lurched all over the church floor...") was inspired by girl whose parents would speak in tongues at their Pentecostal service.