Cammell Laird Social Club is a working men's club in Rock Ferry, just outside the band's native Birkenhead. The title is a play on the title of the film and album Buena Vista Social Club about various Cuban musicians which was a 1999 project by Ry Cooder. This same album is referenced in the first track. Cammell Laird is the name of the company that owned the large shipyard in the band's native Birkenhead.
Musically, there is more country influence than on previous albums. The record also features two spoken-word pieces.