Mark E Smith, Simon Wolstencroft, Mike Bennett
The Light User Syndrome, Jet Records, JETLP1012 LP; JETMC1012 Cassette; JETCD1012 CD
10 June 1996
Cheetham Hill, Receiver Records, RRCD247 CD; November 1997 (alternative version of track - see Commentary below)
Mark E Smith - vocals;Brix Smith - guitar; Steve Hanley - bass Julia Nagle -keyboards; guitar Simon Wolstencroft - drums: Karl Burns - drums; Mike Bennett - vocals
30 May 1996 Manchester
30 April 1998 Reading
Mike Bennett and MES in a vocal duet; on stage the former would often sing the song virtually alone, depending on how MES was feeling that particular evening. The alternative ending on the eponymous Receiver album is only different in that the track has been truncated.
In reality Cheetham Hill loosely describes the Cheetham Ward which nestles between Manchester City Centre the south and the bottom end of Prestwich to the north. One of the main routes north out of Manchester City Centre Cheetham Hill Road has the singular pleasure of passing close by the Joseph Holts Brewery. Cheetham village a bustling multi-cultural area lies at the nexus of the Manchester-Salford and Bury borders.