Composed by lead singer Paul Weller, this song is a homage to Curtis Mayfield with overtones of nuclear threat. Weller told Mojo: "It started from the title. I thought, 'What a great title, My Ever Changing Mood. But it's about nuclear holocaust as well. 'The hush before the silence, the winds after the blast' and all that. I think it's probably like a lot of songs I've done... they start of being about myself and then I get bored with it and I make it into something else."
The song peaked at #29 on the Hot 100. It remains Paul Weller's greatest success on the US charts (including his releases as a member of The Jam and as a solo artist). Cafe Bleu was renamed Ever Changing Moods in America to cash in on the song's success.
Jimi Hendrix opened for The Monkees on their 1967 tour, and it did not go well. The young, mostly female crowd shouted "Davy" when Hendrix sang the word "Lady" in "Foxy Lady" in honor of who they came to see: Monkees lead singer Davy Jones.
"It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" was inspired by a dream where Michael Stipe conjured up images of people with the initials L.B.: Lester Bangs, Leonid Breshnev, Lenny Bruce and Leonard Bernstein.