In a Songfacts interview with Ted Nugent
, he told the story behind this song. "I live such a pure life," he said. "I come in from my every-morning hunting, fishing, trapping, mechanic, farming, ranching, dog training, butchering... no other guitar player has that regimen. Nobody! The original blues guy, Robert Johnson, may have. And Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters when they came from Mississippi to Chicago. My point being, when I come in, I immediately wash my hands, because even though I love the blood and guts and the dirt and grease and the oil, I need to save my Gibsons. Save my guitars from the dangerous abuse of earthly debris. I pick up a Gibson Birdland and play through an amp that I tweak on a daily basis for the most responsive spread of tonality and voicings, and 'Drivin' Blind' happens.
I come in so pure and distant from the horrors of current global treachery that I am so cleansed. I'm so happy, the dogs are so tired, I'm so fresh, that 'Drivin' Blind,' it just burst forth."