Jakob Dylan grew up listening to The Clash, and the song's Reggae and Hip-Hop inspired sound was very much inspired by the iconic British band. "We did that on purpose," said the Wallflowers frontman to Spinner
. "But we'd had a lot of discussions about that stuff. There's the really dominate Clash songs everyone knows, but there was a lot of stuff on Sandinista!
or the second side of London Calling
that was very different than some of the more topical or radio songs people knew.
We always appreciated that, and there seems to be a space missing," added Dylan. "No one was really attempting to do that -- to do these songs that people could dance to. But it wasn't dance music, per se. It was a rock band somehow pulling it off and not in a modernized way you hear today, where people are begging to be in that form."