Vocalist Guy Garvey (from Drowned In Sound): "Not great advice if you want to get drunk. This was about the fact that you don't take advice if you're going to follow a career in music. It goes against everything your parents want for you, as it's such a shaky business."
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.