Katzenjammer are a female four-piece from Oslo, Norway comprising Solveig Heilo, Marianne Sveen, Turid Jørgensen and Anne Marit Bergheim. They took their name from the American cartoon strip The Katzenjammer Kids, which was first created by the German immigrant Rudolph Dirks in 1897 and is still popular in Scandinavia. Dirks was the first cartoonist to express dialogue in comic characters through the use of speech balloons.
This song was written by Marianne Sveen and inspired by Marianne's time as a nurse looking after a patient with Alzheimer's. She explained to The Mail On Sunday's You magazine that the lady's past was a mystery, and she seemingly had no family, "but when I put on music for her, she always tapped her feet in time and smiled. I used to invent my own stories about her, hoping that they were close to the truth."
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."