Josh Homme told MTV News that the band is led by Hughes. "I just sit behind the drums and play rock and roll, which is a great change of pace for me. J. Devil writes everything, every lyric and riff, and he's a fantastic songwriter. He and I go through and arrange them, and I lay down harmonies, but it's really his thing. It's the antithesis of the bloated rock-attitude bullshit I've had to deal with recently". Josh Homme promoted the band when appearing on the Lollapalooza tour with Queens of the Stone Age in 2003 wearing an Eagles of Death Metal T-shirt.
On the UK and the European release there are two extra tracks: "Miss Sanders" and "Just Nineteen". A re-recorded version of the latter appears on the band's follow up Death By Sexy. The European release also featured the video for "Midnight Creeper". The band has shot videos for "I Only Want You" and "Speaking in Tongues". The melody for "Kiss the Devil" is based on the traditional folk song "Sugar Baby".