The lyric was written by the band's manager/producer, Sandy Pearlman, with the music written by lead singer Eric Bloom, guitarist Buck Dharma and drummer Albert Bouchard. In our interview with Bloom
, he said: "'Flaming Telepaths' was written I believe in either Eatons Neck or Dix Hills, en masse, in a collaborative fashion with all the band members in a room. I can't remember who came up with the germ of the idea, but when it came to creating the melody, I said, 'I think it should go this way,' and somebody said, 'It should go that way.' That's how all the credits came out. Sandy Pearlman wrote the lyric - it's one of those sci-fi impenetrable lyrics. He had a lot of influence from Lovecraft and a variety of sci-fi and fantasy influences."