This wry account of living next door to a bunch of up-to-no-good scroungers is based on an argument between frontman Dave McCabe and an unidentified debtor. Many songs on You Can Do Anything have a similar accusatory tone and McCabe told Q magazine August 2008 that the album should have been called "Scumbag." He added: "It's fun to write about people you don't like. Make fun of them, make a living out of them. If you piss me off I'll get a song out of you."
Boston leader Tom Scholz went back to his job at Polaroid after releasing the group's debut album. When his co-workers kept coming by to tell him "More Than A Feeling" was playing on the radio, he knew it was time to quit his day job.
"Come Dancing" by The Kinks was inspired by the older sister of Ray Davies, who would make guys take her out dancing and spend their money on her, only to send them home frustrated with just a peck on the cheek.