After the release of their second album in 1995, the band got in a nasty legal entanglement with their manager, Bill Richardson, which froze their assets. Ed and Dean Roland moved back in with their parents, and the band worked on their third album in a cabin. Many of the resulting songs - "December" and "Heavy
" among them - were inspired by this conflict.
To Ed Roland, Richardson is like Voldemort - he won't speak his name in interviews.