Written by:

 Mark E Smith, Craig Scanlon

Initial Release:

 Dragnet, Step Forward Records, SFLP4

Date:

 26 October 1979

Subsequent Releases:

Dragnet, IRS Records SFLPCD4 CD; 1990

The Collection, Castle, CCSCD365 CD; CCSMC365 Cassette
Dragnet, Voiceprint COGVP113 CD; March 1999
Dragnet, Turning Point (Italy) TPM02209 LP; August 2002
Dragnet+, Voiceprint COGVP140 CD 11 November 2002
Dragnet, Sanctuary CMRCD848 CD; 26 January 2004
Dragnet, Earmark(Italy) EAR40036 LP; 5 July 2004

Official Live Recordings: 

Totale's Turns, Rough Trade, Rough 10 LP; 5 May 1980 (recorded  at Bircoats Leisure Centre, Doncaster, 27 October 1979)
(Reissued on: Castle CLACD391 CD; 8 November 1993
DOJO Records, DOJOCD83 CD; 21 November 1992
Castle/Essential,  ESMCD638 CD; 27 June 1998
Castle, CMRCD882 CD; 15 March 2004
Earmark, EAR40037 LP; 13 September 2004)
 

Group on initial recording:

Mark E Smith - vocals; Marc Riley - guitar; Craig Scanlon - guitar; Steve Hanley - bass; Mike Leigh - drums

First Played Live:

 29 July 1979 London

Last Played Live:

 24 January 1981 Norwich

Number of known times played:

 18

Commentary:

The music was taken from Staff 9, the band Craig Scanlon  and Steve Hanley were in before joining The Fall. The lyrics were taken from  the song Pop Stickers. According to Marc Riley, in an interview conducted with The Pseud Mag no 6 (Oct/Nov 2005), "the only time anyone contributed to lyrics [MES apart]as I remember was Choc-Stock which was a song Craig wrote...It was called Pop-Stock".

Known Live Performances are at : 

29 June 1979 The Marquee London England
29 July 1979 Marquee  London England
15 September 1979 Prince of Wales Conference Centre YMCA London England
27 October 1979 Bircoats Leisure Centre Doncaster England
04 November 1979 Rock Garden  Middlesborough England
12 November 1979 Preston Polytechnic Preston England
16 November 1979 Porterhouse Retford England
01 December 1979 Palladium Theatre  New York USA
03 December 1979 The Club Cambridge USA
14 December 1979 Anticlub Los Angeles USA
07 March 1980 MPH Building, Kings College London England
18 March 1980 University Birmingham England
28 May 1980 Beach Club Manchester  England
18 June 1980 ICA The Mall London  England
28 June 1980 New Tyne Theatre Newcastle  England
24 July 1980 Marquee, London  England
28 July 1980 Deeply Vale Festival Blackburn England
24 January 1981 University of East Anglia, Norwich  England