Written by:
Mark E Smith, Dave Spurr
 
Initial release:
Imperial Wax Solvent, Sanctuary/Universal,  1766796 LP; 1765729 CD

  
Date:
28 April 2008

  

Group on initial recording:
Mark E Smith - vocals; Peter Greenway - guitar, David Spurr - bass; Keiron Melling - drums;
Eleni Poulou - keyboards, vocals
 
First played live
5 March 2007 Bilston
 
Last played live:
 25 June 2008 Rabarock Festival, Järvakandi, Estonia
 
Number of known performances:
25
 
 
Commentary:
Multi-part epic song (including a banjo section not as yet reproduced on stage) in the style of The Chiselers, though very different! Based on a ditty originally written by Rob Barbato (this isn't reflected in the song credits on the official release of the track) and sung at the Bilston gig (details as above) on the occasion of MES's birthday. Ths song at first formed part of Wolfe Kidult Man before assuming its own identity. It's the longest studio track released by The Fall.
 
Link:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWmlDFayKno (Cricklewood, 30 November 2007)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OutIM_7_yA8  (Leeds  University, 20 March 2008)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khg4jW-f4vw  (HMV, London; 30 April 2008)