Guitarist John Cummings told Uncut magazine: "'I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead' was a concerted attempt to come up with a song title that mentioned Jim Morrison without being to base. 'Jim Morrison, American Prick' was a phrase we'd enjoyed, although it hadn't been assigned to any piece of music, but we thought it was too childish. And as no need to be so vulgar."
This was one of several new compositions that were debuted at a Mogwai show for the Triptych Festival at Tramway in Glasgow, Scotland in April 2008.
Originally a chart-topper for Steve Lawrence in 1962 chart-topper, "Go Away Little Girl," became the first song of the rock era to be taken to #1 by two different artists when Donny Osmond's cover version also reached the summit in 1971.