Written by:
Mark E Smith

Initial release:
Hit The North Part 1 / Hit The North Part 3 / Australians In Europe / Northerns In Europ, Beggars Banquet BEG200T - 12" single
Hit The North Double Six Mix: Hit The North Part 1 / Hit The North Part 6 (Double Six Mix) / Hit The North Part 4 / Australians In Europe, Beggars Banquet BEG200C

Date:
26 October 1987

Subsequent releases:
458489 B Sides, Beggars Banquet BEGA116 Cassette; BEGA116CD CD; 31 December 1990
BBC Radio 1 'Live In Concert', Windsong International WINCD038 (recorded 25 May 1987, Nottingham) 2 August 1993

Radio session:
The Complete Peel Sessions 1978-2004, Castle CMXBX982 (recorded 28 April 1987, first broadcast 11 May 1987) 25 April 2005

Group on initial recording:
Mark E Smith - vocals; Brix Smith - guitar; Craig Scanlon - guitar; Steve Hanley - bass; Sinon Rogers - keyboards; Simon Wolstencroft - drums

First played live:
20 April 1987 Manchester

Last played live:
3 December 1988 Leeds

Number of known performances:
25

Commentary:
Though a great sounding song, this isn't one which The Fall played much beyond a year on stage. The Peel version is more over-the-top than other live versions, and played extremely fast.
Trevor Stuart (who was also in the Hey! Luciani play) is the chap chatting with MES at the start of the song,

The Earl says :

So what's this about then? Is it MES's chums in the Birthday Party or the genius that is Dave Graney  or some general rant about Antipodeans....who can tell...? What we do know is that they never, ever breath.