In a Songfacts interview with James Williamson
, he said: "I wrote most of that album in my room in London, on Seymour Walk. So, it was mostly written on acoustic guitar. I had a little Gibson B-25 Natural, and we lived in a mews house - townhouse style - with lots of neighbors on both walls, so I couldn't really play through an amp in there.
I had to play everything acoustic. That turned out to be something I ended up doing for my entire career, because I found that the acoustic had a very clear tone. You could really hear what the music was. And then when it translated into electric, it was for all the better."