This song was notable because it contained a practical joke at the expense of CBS Records, which had just turned them down for a recording contract. The song includes the sound of a touch-tone telephone number being dialed near the beginning and ending of the song. Those numbers were an unlisted phone number at CBS Records in Manhattan (“area code 212” stated in the song) – coincidentally a public number at the White House as well (different area code).
In addition, the recording includes snippets of the guitar riff of The Beatles’ “I Feel Fine,” Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” and a line of dialogue from disc jockey Ken Griffin imitating Wolfman Jack (who would later perform the song live with the group on their Midnight Special appearance) stating the call sign of a radio station (“Stereo 92” in the nationwide release); numerous tracks of this line were cut to match local markets.
–In’eresting tidbits from Wiki….via youtuber Dexter Haven