"My mama told me if you don't have nice things to say about folks, don't say nothing at all," laughs Bo Bice. So he wrote this song instead. "It's kind of like, you ain't got money, they ain't got time," he admits, and it does contain "a couple of digs to a few people," but he declines to name them. His mama should be proud.
"That song," says Bo Bice, "is my tribute to Billy Gibbons and ZZ Top. Because Billy's one of my big influences on guitar." (Read more in our interview with Bo Bice.)
"(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" was written by Nick Lowe in 1974. The original version with his group Brinsley Schwarz was kind of somber, but Elvis Costello made it a classic with his 1978 uptempo take.
Mike Campbell from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers played the slide guitar on "Sixth Avenue Heartache." There is a connection here - Wallflowers lead singer Jakob's dad, Bob Dylan, played with Tom Petty in The Traveling Wilburys.