Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker told NME regarding this nightmarish vision of a culture dominated by consumerism and wage slavery: "That came from feeling the really great consequences of not having compassion and empathy for the working poor in our country; seeing the effect on working women and their children."
"Piano Man" was inspired by Billy Joel's time playing at a piano bar in Los Angeles. The "real estate novelist" was a guy who always talked about writing a book, but spent all his spare time in the bar.
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."