album opener started out like a "slow, gospel kind of ballad, like a Curtis Mayfield-type thing," frontman Bobby Gillespie told NME
. "We couldn't work out a way of giving it motion or a forward-thrust, so to speak. Then one day (guitarist) Andrew Innes had the idea to do the Bo Diddley-style/Who 'Magic Bus
' guitar, very syncopated, and that gave it the forward motion and the rock 'n roll attitude."