This song features a guitar cameo from Hynde's friend Neil Young. His contribution was recorded in London in the summer of 2013 when Young was in town playing the O2 with Crazy Horse.
Hynde told Mojo magazine that she is a longtime fan of Young. "He listened to it a couple of times and played it and left and we were all fighting for the plectrum that he left on the desk," she said. "Which I got. A fair cop. I was the first one to reach it."
Bruce Springsteen wrote "Blinded By The Light," which was a #1 hit for Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The "Madman Drummers" line is a reference to Springsteen's first E-Street drummer, Vinnie "Mad dog" Lopez.
If counterpoint and polyrhythms are your thing, you might love these guys. Even by Progressive Rock standards, they were one of the most intricate bands of the '70s. Then their lead singer gave us Bon Jovi.