Harry Nilsson produced and sang backing vocals for Back Off Boogaloo, Drumming is My Madness, and Stop and Take the Time to Smell the Roses on Ringo Starr's Stop and Smell the Roses album.

The CD reissue of this album includes some anti-gun violence messages that Ringo recorded for Harry. The messages are preceded and followed by personal notes from Ringo to Harry and Harry's family.