The song's joyous Nez-directed music video sees Nutini traipsing around Los Angeles as he encounters an array of '70s-themed dancers, beautiful cheerleaders and other unique Hollywood characters on the way. "What a pleasure it was to make … all of those interesting, beautiful people, giving us an insight into how they do what they do and being kind enough to do it on camera," said Nutini. "[I] loved every second of it. Shine on, you crazy diamonds."
Caustic Love was Nutini's third album, and his first with no producer conflict. Nutini clashed with Guy Chambers on his first album, and with Ethan Johns on his second. He told Swide about his positive experience working with producer Dani Castelar on Caustic Love. "He facilitated my ideas, he made them happen beyond my skills," Nutini said. "I kept the record company at bay, I made sure that nobody but me influenced the sessions. He took care of the rest: he found a lot of talented musicians and instruments, he provided a great studio."
Ronnie Van Zant wrote the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic "Gimme Three Steps" after making the mistake of dancing with a girl whose boyfriend was in the bar and probably had a gun. He asked for a 3-step head start.
The Naughty by Nature hit "O.P.P." doesn't have any curse words, but many oversensitive radio stations played a "clean" version with the word "kitten" edited out, surely the first time that word was censured.
John Lennon's lead guitar work on Yoko Ono's "Walking On Thin Ice" proved to be his final creative act. It was upon their return home after completing laying down the track that Lennon was murdered by Mark David Chapman.