This is the first single released from Sleaford Mods Key Markets album. Frontman Jason Williamson explained that the song is "partly a comment on the ongoing car crash that is human behavior under capitalism, a fading sense of any connection or unified relationship with each other. Alienation is almost accepted."
He added: "Musically it reminds me of those early Meteors records, the more stripped version of Psychobilly that was happening around 81/82."
Movie director Michel Gondry played live drums on the Late Registration track, "Diamonds From Sierra Leone." The Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind filmmaker happened to be in the studio on a day when producer Jon Brion was setting up a drum kit
"St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" was not written for the movie, but for Rick Hanson, a wheelchair athlete whose 1985 "Man In Motion" tour logged 24,856 miles on his wheelchair in 34 countries while raising $26 million for spinal cord research.