Downie often begins to sing other songs in the middle of his own, including David Bowie/Iggy Pop's "China Girl" and The Beach Boys' "Don't Worry Baby" during "New Orleans Is Sinking", and both Jane Siberry's "The Temple" and Rheostatics' "Bad Time to Be Poor" in "Nautical Disaster". The Rheostatics were the opening act on the tour documented by this album.
In the week of the album's release, eight songs from the album appeared in the week's Top 20 singles chart.
The title comes from graffiti in Kingston, Ontario, which read "The Hip live between us." This graffiti was penned by early band member Davis Manning, describing the impact that the band was having on his relationship with his girlfriend. The mural remained on the wall until the mid-2000s when it was painted over by the property owner.