Written by:
Mark E Smith, Brix Smith
 
Initial release:
Escape Route From The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall, Beggars Banquet, BEGC58 Cassette
 
Date:
8 October 1984
 
Subsequent releases:
Box One, Beggars Banquet Japan ALCB81/82/83/84; 1988
The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall, BEGC58 CD 1988 and 1997
 
Radio sessions:
Saturday Live session; broadcast  29 August 1984 (not officially released)
 
Official DVD release:
 
Live At The Hacienda 1983-1985. Cherry Red CRDVD67, 25 October 2004 (recorded at the Hacienda, Manchester; 29 June 1984)
 
Group on initial recording:
 
Mark E Smith - vocals; Brix Smith - guitar;  Craig Scanlon - guitar ;
Steve Hanley - bass; Paul Hanley - drums; keyboards Karl Burns - drums
 
First played live:
28 June 1984 Surbiton
 
Last played live:
17 October 1985
 
Number of known performances:
33
 
Commentary:
 Leans heavily, of course, on I Wanna Be Your Dog by The Stooges. The sneeze into the microphone is present in both the studio and the (unreleased) session version, which is well worth hearing, by the way.
Does the song have any connection to Elf Prefix? Certainly, this track was played as a taped introduction to Elves on 30 October, 1984, London.