Speaking of the album's '70s-rock-meets-'80s-acid-punk vibe, Wayne told Consequence of Sound
in a 2017 interview: "While the sound feels rooted in rock, you must remember I grew up in the late '70s for the most part. I mean, I was born in 1961, so I was meant to be a weirdo in a '70s rock group. Luckily, punk rock came along, and it was the loudest style out there and allowed us to be a group and make this record. We aren't real musicians. We were nothing without punk rock giving us the kind of freedom to do anything without being so embarrassed about it. And then before you know it, we are making strange, arty records, pushing through what should have been a really awkward situation because we didn't really know how to play and record music. We were just figuring it out as we went along, and I think we were just very lucky. During this time, we were starting to do more things that were studio-orientated and not so much about the way we were supposed to be playing in front of people."