This song is typical of the "Minneapolis Sound," which was popular in the mid to late '80s. In his NME
interview, Jesse Johnson explained: "The Minneapolis 'sound' thing is bulls--t, it's just a load of bands who've moved here and are trying to sound like Dirty Mind
and the early Time albums. The record companies still fall for it, but the whole point of the Time or Prince was that we went against the grain, sexually in Prince's case, musically in ours. Our music was naked, we avoided all the popular effects, sounded old really. We did anything anyone else would hate."
You know who fell for it? Paula Abdul. When she got a record deal, she went looking for this "Minneapolis Sound" and found it in Oliver Leiber, an unknown producer/songwriter who moved there to be part of the scene. Check out our interview with Leiber
for the full story.