The title track is the basis of the Kiss song "Domino", and also contains the ending riff from "Only You", both Kiss songs credited to Simmons. Coincidentally, guitarist Tommy Thayer would join Kiss in 2002.
Nasty Nasty saw the band move away from the more polished approach of Without Love as it did not appeal to their metal fans. As a result, the production is much more raw and the album has a much more aggressive feel than "Without Love" as the band sticks with hard rockers with the exception of "I'll Be There For You."
The band had originally intended a song titled, "Promise the Moon" to be on the album, but it was replaced by "I'll Be There For You" because the record company thought that nothing could be pulled as a single. However, keyboard credits were given in the cassette and on the back of the LP to John Purdell for "Promise the Moon" and "Kiss of Death." Fans were baffled by this until liner notes in the 2003 re-master explained it.