For the record, Riley again collaborated with Morello as well as Atari Teenage Riot, Vernon Reid of Living Color, Anti-Flag, Das Racist, Killer Mike, Japanther, Jolie Holland, and Joe Henry. Boots commented on the sound, saying:
You hear a lot of early punk and eighties music in this record- but, for the most part, we didn't realize that as we were making it. I like music that is aggressive but that you can also dance to. Some times those things are considered to be in different categories, but I try to mix them. I also wanted the album to sound rough. I think sometimes music these days is so perfect and predictable that it almost cancels itself out. Maybe if there's some tension people will hear it better.