The three-piece act The Graces was a project put together by Go-Gos guitarist Charlotte Caffey, following that band's mid-'80s breakup. Formed in 1988, Caffey was joined by Meredith Brooks and Gia Ciambotti, and the trio was inked to a deal with A&M Records. Their debut, A Perfect View, was released in 1989 to generally positive reviews, although it only managed a modest hit with the single "Lay Down Your Arms."

In early 1991, The Graces were dropped from their label and Brooks left to pursue a solo career (and would ultimately land a number two smash with "Bitch" in 1998). Guitarist Chrissy Shefts, who had played in Go-Go drummer Gina Schock's House of Schock, took her place and the band continued to tour. However, a year later, Ciambotti received an offer to tour as a backup singer with Bruce Springsteen and the band split up without recording a second album. ~ Sandra Brennan, All Music Guide