Schlitz was the top brewery in America for much of the early 1900s. The company's slogan was, "The beer that made Milwaukee famous."
Milwaukee is a long way from the UK, both geographically and culturally, but the song is better known there thanks to Rod Stewart's 1972 version. A little odd that a song with an American city in the title based on a beer slogan is far more popular across the pond. It's hard to imagine a song about Newcastle taking off in the US, although "The Other Side of Dark" would make a cool song title.
Walk The Moon vocalist Nicholas Petricca got the idea for "Shut Up and Dance" when he and his girlfriend were taking forever to get drinks at a Los Angeles club bar. Petricca was getting frustrated, so his girlfriend told him to, "Shut up and dance with me!'"
Movie director Michel Gondry played live drums on the Late Registration track, "Diamonds From Sierra Leone." The Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind filmmaker happened to be in the studio on a day when producer Jon Brion was setting up a drum kit