In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a creature with the body of a man and the head of a bull. This surreal music-hall parody is sung from the point of view of the mythical beast. The Incredible String Band's Mike Williamson recalled to Mojo in 2017:
"The Minotaur's Song was inspired by Gilbert & Sullivan and it had a humorous quality, but it was about the war machine. The world was less troubling then. It was easier to be humorous about things like that."
"(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" was written by Nick Lowe in 1974. The original version with his group Brinsley Schwarz was kind of somber, but Elvis Costello made it a classic with his 1978 uptempo take.