Written by:

 S.Hanley /M.Riley/C.Scanlon/M.E.Smith

Initial Release:

 Hex Enduction Hour - Kamera LP: KAM005

Date:

 8 March 1982

Subsequent Releases:

 Hip Priest And Kamerads March 1985 Situation Two LP: SITU13 (or SITL13); cassette: SITL13MC; CD: SITL13CD
Hex Enduction Hour 1986 on Line Records (Germany) LP: LILP 4.00126; CD: LICD 9.00126
The Collection March 1993 Castle Communications CD: CCSCD365; cassette: CCSMC365
Hex Enduction Hour 16 April 1999 on Cog Sinister via Voiceprint CD: COGVP119CD
Psykick Dance Hall - 7 August 2000 Eagle Records CD: EEECD010
Words Of Expectation - BBC Sessions - 26 May 2003 Castle/ Sanctuary CD: CMEDD696
Hex Enduction Hour 17 January 2005 on Castle/ Sanctuary -.CD: CMQCD1059
The Complete Peel Sessions 1978-2004 25 April 2005 Castle/ Sanctuary
Hex Enduction Hour 12 September 2005 on Earmark (Italy) LP: EAR40040LP
Hex Enduction Hour 23 April 2007 on Sanctuary Midline CD: SMBCD427
The Fall Box Set 1976-2007 10 September 2007 Castle/ Sanctuary 5 CD box set: CMXBX1558

Official Live Recordings: 

 A Part Of America Therein, 1981 - May 1982 Cottage (USA) LP: LP1
In A Hole - ?? 1983 Flying Nun (New Zealand) LP: MARK1; with 12" 45: MARK2
A Part Of America Therein, 1981/Slates - December 1992 on DOJO Records. CD: LOMACD10
In A Hole - May 1997 on Cog Sinister/Voiceprint. CD: COGVP102CD
A Part Of America Therein, 1981/Slates - 24 April 1998 on Castle/Essential.CD: ESMCD637
A Part Of America Therein, 1981 - 22 November 2004 on Castle/ Sanctuary CD: CMRCD1052
Live To Air In Melbourne '82 - 4 May 1998 Cog Sinister/Voiceprint CD: COGVP108CD
Live Various Years - September 1998 Cog Sinister/Voiceprint CD: COGVP111CD
I Am As Pure As Oranj - July 2000 Burning Airlines CD: Pilot61
In A Hole - 3 February 2003 on Cog Sinister/Voiceprint. CD: COGVP137CD
In A Hole/Liverpool 78 - 6 October 2003 on Cog Sinister/Voiceprint.Double pack CD: VP241019CD
Live From The Vaults - Alter Banhof, Hof, Germany - 21 November 2005 Hip Priest/Voiceprint CD: HIPP010CD
In A Hole - 23 January 2006 on Castle/ Sanctuary CD: CMQDD1225

Group on initial recording:

 Mark E Smith - vocals, tapes, guitar; Marc Riley - guitar, keyboards; Craig Scanlon - guitar, vocals, keyboards; Steve Hanley - bass, vocals; Paul Hanley - drums, guitar; Karl Burns - drums, vocals, tapes

First Played Live:

 17 March 1981 Leeds

Last Played Live:

 Reading 30 April 1999

Number of known times played:

 82

Commentary:

 This track is a diatribe against music journalists, particular the self-proclaimed young hipsters of the NME.

"I got my last clean dirty shirt out of the wardrobe" is paraphrased from the Kris Kristoferson song 'Sunday Morning Coming Down'. I read it as a reflection of the faux-bohemian lifestyle these journalists claim to live, whilst in fact it is a derivative act of self-publicity.

The track would eventually morph at least at a lyrical level into Big New Priest/New Big Prinz on the "I am Kurious Oranj" album. Played live around this time the band would start with the original Hip Priest which would then morph into Big New Priest/Prinz and then reprise with the original.