An instrumental, this features Breeders guitarist Kelley Deal's sewing machine miked through a Marshall amp. Vocalist Kim Deal explained to Mojo magazine May 2013: "When Kelley came to the studio, she brought her sewing machine with her. There's a lot of dead time in the studio, and she'd spend that time working on this quilt for my mom. So I'd listen to her sewing, and I thought, We should mike that up."
The Prodigy sampled the song's looped wah-wah riff on their smash hit single "Firestarter." Kim Deal was credited as a co-writer and the resulting royalties were considerable.
The Breeders did not release another album for 8 years, when they came out with Title TK.
"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.
"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.