Written by:
Mark E Smith, Brix Smith
 
Initial release:
c.r.e.e.p., Beggars Banquet  Beg116 7";  Beg116T 12"
 
Date:
24 August 1984
 
Subsequent releases:
Escape Route From The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall, Beggars Banquet, BEGC58 Cassette 1984
458489 B Sides; Beggars Banquet BEGC116 Cassette; BEGA116 CD (12" version; not on vinyl release) 1990
The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall, BEGC58 CD; 1988 and 1997
The Complete Peel Sessions 1978-2004; Castle CMXBX982 CD; 25 April 2005 (details below)
 
Radio sessions:
 
John Peel session 7, Recorded 12 December 1983, broadcast 3 January 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:
6 October 1983 Gourock
 
Last played live:
19 July 1985 Mersea Island
 
Number of known performances:
28
 
Commentary:
Evidently one of the songs which helped The Fall reached a younger audience for a while. In "The Art of Markness" written by Richard Cook in the NME of 29 June 1985 MES is quoted: "Yesterday we were getting mithered by all these little kids, all about seven or eight. They were saying, why didn't you do 'Pat-Trip Dispenser' and stuff?"


A crackingly good song, whatever MES thought of it; previewed live almost a year before its initial release on the c.r.e.e.p. single.
 
 
Link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CejeOE1ZZ5o (Womad 1985)