Richard Lloyd, founder of the exalted New York City band Television, played guitar on this track. Sweet and Lloyd crossed paths in the '80s when they played together in a band called the Golden Palominos. Lloyd played on three songs from Sweet's 1989 album Earth
, and contributed to his subsequent albums up to and including 100% Fun
In a Songfacts interview with Richard Lloyd
, he said: "Matthew used to fly me in and he would send me demos like a week before. I'd listen to them through and then I would get there and they would have new songs or different songs. Some songs he would just throw at me, and depending upon the emotion in the song itself, that would lend itself to a certain kind of playing, and 'Sick Of Myself' had that kind of angst in it, so I tried to portray that."