- Black Sheep Hit: Previously, fans had loved Hot Hot Heat for their harder, dance-punk songs. Their largest hit, "Middle of Nowhere" was rather pop.
- Creator Backlash: Former member, Dustin Hawthorne once said of the band's biggest hit, "Middle of Nowhere", "I hate ('Middle of Nowhere') and I wish it was never written. I can't deny that it definitely did something good for our career, for sure. But, to me, it's adult contemporary. And it's kind of funny to me, because I grew up playing punk and here I am playing this jackass-sounding song."
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