Written by:
Mark E Smith, Craig Scanlon
 
Initial release:
Escape Route From The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall, Beggars Banquet, BEGC58 Cassette
 
Date:
8 October 1984
 
Subsequent releases:
Call For Escape Route, Beggars Banquet Beg120E 12"; 12 October 1984
The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall, BEGC58 CD 1988 and 1997
458489 B Sides, Beggars Banquet BEGA116 LP; BEGC116 Cassette; BEGA116 CD
 
Radio sessions:

Janice Long session 1
Recorded 9 September 1984, broadcast 17 September 1984 (officially unreleased)

 
Official DVD release:
 
Perverted By Language Bis, Ikon Videos IKON8
(Reissued on DVD 12 May 2003  Cherry Red ; CRDVD30 : Perverted By Language Bis And Live At Leeds.; track recorded live at Riley Smith Hall, Leeds; 17 March 1981)
 
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 May 1980 Manchester
 
Last played live:
22 March 1986 Toronto
 
Number of known performances:
29
 
Commentary:
Played live as early as 1980 but only recorded four years later. A catchy tune with perhaps some resemblance to Lou Reed's Vicious.


Steve Davis' band was called "Victor Draygo". Coincedence? The line about wiping his nose on the  last pound note also appears in And This Day, in the Hip Priest and Kamarads live version.