Jamie T considers here his failure to break America. He told The Guardian: "I can't get arrested in the US. My manager told me it's because my music has subtleties that the Americans don't get, like irony and sarcasm. Which made me laugh, because that's such a bulls--t comment. Anyone who's watched Seinfeld knows that's completely ridiculous."
Jamie T described this song to Q magazine as a "kind of a joke about ourselves in a way," spawned by a manager's comment some years ago that he shouldn't bother to tour America "because no one understands what you're saying over there."
Jamie T added smiling. "He was saying that people don't understand irony or sarcasm in America, which is this ridiculous English myth."
Angus Young created the distinctive opening guitar part for "Thuderstruck" by playing with all the strings taped up, except the B. He learned the studio trick from his older brother George Young, who was the rhythm guitarist for The Easybeats.