Recalling the process he went through with the song, Z later told Sound on Sound: “Starting with a LinnDrum, I programmed the beat and began experimenting.
“Taking a hi-hat from the drum machine, I ran it through a delay unit and switched between input and output in the middle. That created a very funky rhythm,.
“Then I took an acoustic guitar, played these open chords and gated that to the hi-hat trigger.” he added. “The result was a really unique rhythm that was unbelievably funky but also impossible to actually play.”
When Prince came by the studio the next day and heard what Kiss was turning out to be, however, he did a U-turn on his decision to hand it over.