It's a combination of Wiseblood's "Fudgepunch", our favourite song and Sponge Tunnel, a band from Chicago. Originally it was going to be Sponge Tunnel. It causes various problems. Relativity had to check with MTV if the name was ok and a guy at Relativity faxed Earache that he like the band but the name wasn't heavy enough.Alex Newport / Fudge Tunnel interview, NFG #6, 1992
The original cover was an illustration taken from John Minnery's book "How to Kill", but it was confiscated and destroyed by authorities during a police raid in 1991.
It's just a bunch of stick figures. We thought it was funny. It's all John Zorn's fault. His art for Guts Of A Virgin. The cops seized the cover and then came and raided Earache offices and our art was confiscated. It was just lying on the table and they took it and burned it. The live photos on the lp cover are about a year old. We only had three days to get a new cover and we hate the cover. We have some t-shirts with the original album art. It's this guy getting his head cut off.Alex Newport / Fudge Tunnel interview, NFG #6, 1992
..."Sunshine of your Love" we said let's do it and destroy it. We thought it would be funny. We do it 8 minutes to annoy everyone but people think it's a classic. Relativity released it as a single. We wanted to slaughter it but we did it too well. On "Cat Scratch Fever" we wanted to do it awfully, we played it a little too well. We had 10 extra minutes in the studio so we did it.Alex Newport / Fudge Tunnel interview, NFG #6, 1992