This was the first CCR album that John Fogerty did not dominate. Other members of the band had accused him of being a control freak, so Fogerty let them do more of the songwriting and have a more prominent role on this album. It was the beginning of the end for CCR, as the album was a flop and this song the last of their hits.
In the line, "We could make music at the Greasy King," The Greasy King was the nickname for the local burger stand in Berkeley, California near their rehearsal space, which they called "Cosmo's Factory."
This was the first single CCR released as a trio - Tom Fogerty left before the album was recorded.
The band started a four-continent tour as this was released.
Since they did not have other new songs to go along with this track, it was released as a single a year before the Mardi Gras album was issued.
The follow-up single, "Molina"/"Sailor's Lament," was never released in North America. It was released in Germany and became a major hit there in late 1971.