Quoth the Johns:
We wrote this song while Adam was tinkering with the mix of "Yeh! Yeh!" in the other room. Jim O'Connor, who owns and operates a flugelhorn, expressed some feelings he has been keeping in the freezer since 1966. Danny Weinkauf made everybody burst into tears with his lovely bass playing, and that's Clem "Wildman" Waldman pounding the skins and triangle. Clem is part of the Loser's Lounge, a New York revue at the Westbeth Theater, and has vast experience in the Hal Blaine school of '60s drumming on which he draws for this very retro-styled track.
John Flansburgh and John Linnell
[source: Emusic promotional email, August 3, 2001]