“I have to hand it to Tommy Motolla, who gave me the shot at doing this record, and to David Paich from Toto, who recommended me for the job when he couldn’t do it.
“Still, I have to say that it was a bit of a misfit. Daryl was way into his rock period, and I was into my R&B period – I’d just come off from working with Earth, Wind & Fire. We kind of clashed a lot. I don’t think that he thought I was the right person for the job, even though we wound up doing two records together.
“Strangely, even though Daryl was way into rock and I was into R&B, after we split up, I had a huge rock hit with The Tubes, and Hall & Oates had their big R&B hit with I Can’t Go For That. We had a massive influence on each other – that’s probably the best way of putting it.”