"[Nothing has felt more natural, Sexton says, than stepping to the console side of the big glass window. Even back when MCA was pushing him as the New Wave Elvis, Sexton had much more affinity for the studio work than live performing. The label folks may have walked Cheekbone Charlie, zombielike, through photo shoots and interviews and radio station visits, but Sexton was assertive in recording sessions, working side by side with veteran producers Keith Forsey (Billy Idol, Simple Minds) and Tony Berg ( Michael Penn, Squeeze).] Tony picked up on it right away, ... He said 'You're more comfortable here than at home.'"