This features Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale of Devo
, credited as Spud and Pud, on backing vocals. It was an odd choice for a Motown-bred soul singer to hook up with new wave punk rockers - so odd, in fact, that the group thought Jackson was joking when he rang them up with the pitch. When news of the collaboration hit the public, it left a lot folks scratching their heads. Jackson recalled in a 1984 radio interview: "A lot of people said 'Jermaine Jackson and Devo?' but that's what I wanted people to say because when it's just off the wall like that, if it's great, then that's going to make it the biggest thing ever."