Richard Lloyd, known for his work in the band Television, played guitar on this track. He and Sweet first played together in the '80s in a band called The Golden Palominos; Sweet enlisted Lloyd for several of his solo albums.
Lloyd plays based on the musical feel of the song, not the lyrics - he lent a signature aggression to "Sick Of Myself
." Speaking with Songfacts, Lloyd said
: "Something like 'Evangeline' on the other hand, has a very pop sensibility, so I tried to formulate something that would work for that. So it's not always anger, it's whatever the song has put its finger out on a certain kind of character, and I follow that."