The Meters cut their first three mostly instrumental albums with Josie Records, before signing with Reprise and recording 1972's Cabbage Alley, their first album to feature mostly vocal songs and arrangements. This album was the follow-up. It was produced by Allen Toussaint and recorded at his brand new Sea-Saint Studio in New Orleans. Some of the songs on the album included a horn section arranged by Toussaint.
This album's influence is detectable in the work of a number of artists who have performed renditions of its songs. The Red Hot Chili Peppers did a modified version of the song "Africa" on their album Freaky Styley. Throughout their version, the word "Africa" is changed to "Hollywood" and "Mother Land" is changed to "Brother Land." The song is also covered on the greatest hits album What Hits!?. The third track, "Just Kissed my Baby", is used on the funk radio station in Grand Theft Auto IV called International Funk, and is also sampled on Public Enemy's "Timebomb" from the album Yo! Bum Rush the Show.Chris Duarte did a rendition of "Just Kissed My Baby" on Texas Sugar/Strat Magik. He has also covered "People Say" live. Vdelli (de) performs "Just Kissed my Baby" on Out of the Blues. New Orleans brass band The Dirty Dozen Brass Band covered "Africa" on their Medicated Magic album. The Grateful Dead played "Hey Pocky A-Way" in concert twenty five times from 1987 to 1990.
^Turchick, Efram (January 22, 2002). "Interview with Leo Nocentelli". Sundazed.com. Archived from the original on December 18, 2015. Retrieved October 3, 2011. That’s Lowell George playing slide on a song called 'Just Kissed My Baby' on Rejuvenation.