Author Existence Failure: A near miss with Marie's life threatening brain tumour which left her with permanent disabilities.
Creator Backlash: Per has gone on record as saying that "Almost Unreal" sounds like a parody of the band's style, and is generally unhappy with the way its release was handled. However, being that it was the credits theme to the Super Mario Bros. live-action movie, it's how a lot of people in the US came to know and love them.
Besides that, Per became angry that the song ended up in that film soundtrack instead of Hocus Pocus, because he didn't believe that the song would not fit in with a film about three witches and a talking cat. Look at the lyrics sheet where the chorus has a Title Drop for the film that the song was intended for.
Throw It In: The introductory lyrics to "The Look" were guide lyrics - words just scribbled down just to have something to sing to the tune while working on it - Per couldn't come up with anything better and decided to roll with it, saying later after the song became a smash hit "Everyone gets lucky sometimes."