Written by:
 
Mark E Smith, Brix Smith
 
Initial release:
 
Escape Route From The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall, Beggars Banquet, BEGC58 Cassette 1984
 
Date:
 
24 August 1984
 
Subsequent releases:
 
Call For Escape Route, Beggars Banquet;Beg120E 12"; Beg120 7"; 12 October 1984 (the version on the bonus 7" is called No Bulbs 3 and is much shorter than the version on the 12" and album version.)
Nord-West Gas, Funf Und Vierzig, 1986 (long version)
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
50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong, Sanctuary SMEDD017 CD; 31 May 2004; (US release:  BBN044 CD; 8 June 2004)
 
Radio sessions:
Janice Long session 1,  Recorded 9 September 1984, broadcast 17 September 1984 (officially unreleased)
 
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:
11 June 1984 London
 
Last played live:
1 February 1986 Harlesden
 
Number of known performances:
31
 
Commentary:
Gave one of its phrases, "the biggest library yet" to the original Fall fanzine.
Reached no. 44 in John Peel's Festive Fifty in 1984.
No Bulbs 3 is simply an edited-down version of the longer track.