This was the first single released from the British new wave pop band Scritti Politti's third album, Provision. According to an interview with frontman Green Gartside in Mojo magazine March 2011, the Patti was a friend of Green's then-girlfriend Alys. And the Loverboy who "wants the world to love him/ Then he goes and spoils it all"? Said Green: "That's pretty easy to work out, I think."
The song features jazz legend Miles Davis on trumpet. He also recorded an instrumental version of Scritti Politti's hit single "Perfect Way," for his 1986 album Tutu.
There was a rumor in the Soviet Union that The Beatles had secretly visited the U.S.S.R. and given a private concert for the children of top Communist party members. They believed the song "Back In The U.S.S.R." was written because of the concert. Actually, some fans still believe so.
If counterpoint and polyrhythms are your thing, you might love these guys. Even by Progressive Rock standards, they were one of the most intricate bands of the '70s. Then their lead singer gave us Bon Jovi.