During recording while Kasim Sulton had left to pursue a solo career, Doug Howard from the band Touch was brought in on bass. Despite having co-written several songs (for which he remains credited on the album), Howard stepped aside when Sulton decided to return.
Videos and singles were released for "Feet Don't Fail Me Now" and "Hammer in My Heart". Footage for "Hammer in My Heart" was recorded live on August 18, 1982 at MTV's official first birthday celebration hosted by VeeJay Nina Blackwood. The song peaked at #31 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart. Both were featured on the VHS video release "The Utopia Sampler" nominated in 1983 for a Grammy for Best Short Form Video.
The original vinyl LP was released with a 12" "bonus EP" of five additional songs which the later CD release simply includes as tracks 11 to 15 with no mention of the word "bonus". The five songs were repeated on both sides of the EP.