Written by:

 Mark E Smith

Initial Release:

 Extricate, Cog Sinister/Fontana 842.204-1 LP; 842 204-4 Cassette ; 842 204-2 CD (there was also a US promo containing the track)


 19 February 1990

Subsequent Releases:

 Extricate, Cog Sinister/Voiceprint COGVP122 CD; 12 October 1999

Extricate, Cog Sinister/Voiceprint COGVP142 CD; 9 December 2002
Extricate, Fontana/Mercury 9847463 CD; 7 May 2007 (bonus disc includes John Peel session version of track)

Official Live Recordings: 


Radio Sessions :

John Peel, Recorded 17 December 1989, broadcast 1 January 1990

Group on initial recording:

Mark E Smith - vocals ;Martin Bramah - guitar;  Craig Scanlon - guitar; Steve Hanley - bass; Marcia Schofield – keyboards; Simon Wolstencroft - drums; Charlotte Bill - oboe


First Played Live:

1 March 1990


Last Played Live:

14 May 1990 Hull


Number of known times played:




Note time-change in the "lightish soul break" section (e.g. 2:07) where Marcia rattles a tambourine. Not as cohesive as the Peel session version, which is simply splendid.
The track reached no. 41 in John Peel's festive fifty of 1990. Its concert life only lasted a couple of months before being dropped from the set. The "Do you work hard" section was later reworked into the song Blindness.