I started on this song when I was pretty young, and I remember it very well. I had just bought my first two guitar pedals. A distortion and an echo pedal. Both dirt cheap, and I don’t even remember the brand.
It didn’t take long before I got bored with them though, which I easily get with effects. They become so predictable if overused, and ironically, they often make everyone that is using them sounding alike.
On another note, I’m not particularly fond of cakes either. I can go months, if not years before I feel any urge for something sweet. But when I actually do, I don’t hold back, I really go for it! Pretty much like with the guitar effects: when I actually use them, I really go crazy!
The song evolved over time, like songs often do, but the guitar arrangement, made with my first delay pedal, is exactly the same as it was back then.
Funnily enough, I grew up in a time and environment that made me absolutely loathe 80’s music. And that delay thing made me question the song (the 80’s was soaked in delay guitars, amongst other things). I tried really hard to not make it sound like that, at the time. And the song went on the backburner for awhile.
I'm more forgiving with 80’s music these days though, there are far worse decades…