Recorded with a variety of producers in New York, this was Simon's only album for Epic Records. It was commercially unsuccessful when originally released, peaking at #88 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart, but has gone on to become a cult favorite within Simon's back catalogue. The single "Tired Of Being Blonde" also made the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
After the original vinyl album and cassette releases in 1985, Epic Records released the album on CD in the late 1980s. Both the cassette and CD versions included the bonus track "Black Honeymoon" (originally the B-side of the "Tired Of Being Blonde" single). A second CD release came in the late 1990s which also included the bonus track. In July 2012, Hot Shot Records re-released the album as a deluxe edition with four bonus tracks, the aforementioned "Black Honeymoon", the 7" single version of "Tired Of Being Blonde", and two remixes of the track "My New Boyfriend" which had originally been included on the 12" version of the single.