Danny Elfman told Billboard, "We had a four-song demo that was turned down by the record companies for the 50th time when somebody who worked on the production of one of the tunes brought it to IRS who said they would release it as it was, as an EP." "When it was time to do the album they asked if we wanted to move to A&M, and it seemed like a very simple logical move. There weren't even any long negotiations. In three days it was done."
- Oingo Boingo's Odyssey from Theatre to Rock. Roman Kozak. Billboard, October 16, 1982.