Orzabal and Smith soured a bit on Janov after the psychologist came to one of their shows in the mid-'80s. "For us, it was sort of like meeting your hero at that point of time," Curt told Consequence of Sound
in 2014. "So we went out to lunch with him, and the entire lunch revolved around the fact that he would like us to write a musical about primal therapy. And that's why it was too Hollywood for us. Which, by the way, he has now done. We just saw posters. I was cracking up. Roland called me and said, 'Do you realize there is a primal therapy musical now?' And David Foster has done it with him."