This song finds Richard Hawley bemoaning a society that has been told, "don't look up into the sky, look in your hands."
Richard Hawley suspects Nancy Kerr is not pleased with what he did to her viola part on this song. He told Uncut: "I played it from an iPhone at the bottom of a big metal bin, and re-recorded it from the top, because I wanted that sort of Bollywood edge to it. She looked at me as if I dropped some acid."
"The Way" by Fastball was inspired by the story of an elderly couple from Texas who drove to a nearby family reunion and kept going. Fastball's bass player imagined them taking off and having fun like they were young. The story didn't end well: the couple was later found dead after they crashed in a canyon.
The TV show Cheers was nearly canceled after its first season, but the theme song, "Where Everybody Knows Your Name," was very popular. To satisfy viewer demand, the theme was made into a full song and released as a single.
Angus Young created the distinctive opening guitar part for "Thuderstruck" by playing with all the strings taped up, except the B. He learned the studio trick from his older brother George Young, who was the rhythm guitarist for The Easybeats.
Mike Campbell from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers played the slide guitar on "Sixth Avenue Heartache." There is a connection here - Wallflowers lead singer Jakob's dad, Bob Dylan, played with Tom Petty in The Traveling Wilburys.