Gen X was without a lead guitarist during the recording of the long-player and its guitar work features contributions from some of the best lead players from the post-punk London music scene who were at that time between bands, viz, John McGeogh and Steve Jones, Steve New and Danny Kustow, the latter two not being formerly credited on its sleeve. (The guitarist James Stevenson is credited on the sleeve as being in the band, but joined after the long-player had been recorded and didn't contribute to the record).
The song Heaven's Inside was written by Idol about Steve New, who played the guitar tracks on the songs Dancing With Myself and Untouchables.
Kiss Me Deadly on release failed to enter the UK Album Chart. Its only single release Dancing with Myself reached #62 in the United Kingdom's Singles Chart on a pre-release in October 1980 before the long-player (although it was later a hit for Billy Idol as a solo artist).