7. Joy Division were an influential band from Manchester in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The song satirises band merchandising. Half Man Half Biscuit fans now commonly make their own Joy Division oven gloves, usually using the graph image from their first album, Unknown Pleasures.
9. 'Asparagus Next Left' is the sort of sign that can be seen on British country roads advertising farm products for sale at the farm gate.
11. The government constantly warn people, particularly the elderly, to beware of bogus officials knocking on doors in order to steal. The song is asterisked on the album track listing as a 'Public information tune'.
13. The lyrics end with "Gouranga Gouranga, yes I'll be happy, when you've been arrested for defacing the bridge." in reference to the Hare Krishna stickers reading "Call out Gouranga and be Happy!" which were often seen on bridges in England in the nineties and 2000s.
14. This title is a play on words from "We Built This City" by Starship. 'Trad. Arr.' (traditional arrangement) is usually given when a folk song is recorded by a band in their own arrangement.