Written by*
K Burns; M E Smith


First Release
Behind The Counter/War/Cab Driver - Cog Sinister/Permanent CDSPERMD13, 13 December 1993

Date of First Release
13 December 1993

Group line-up on first recording
M E Smith – Vocals; C Scanlon – Guitar; S Hanley – Bass; Dave Bush – Keyboards; Simon Wolstencroft - Drums

Subsequent releases
M5/Happy Holiday/Behind the Counter (Remix) - Cog Sinister/Permanent CDSPERM13, 20 Dec 93
Middle Class Revolt - Cog Sinister/Permanent PERMLP16, 3 May 1994
Oxymoron - Receiver RRCD246, November 1997
Middle Class Revolt - Artful (ARTFULCD23); 5 July 1999
A Past Gone Mad - Artful ARTFULCD30, 19 April 2000
High Tension Line - Recall/Snapper SMDCD443, 23 September 2002
Time Enough At Last - Castle CMETD706, 28 April 2003
50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong - 39 Golden Greats - Sanctuary SMEDD017, 31 May 2004
The Complete Peel Sessions 1978-2004 - Castle CMXBX982, 25 April 2005
Middle Class Revolt - Castle (CMQDD1226); 13 March 2006
Permanent Years (Paranoia Man In Cheap Sh*t Room) - Fullfill ARTFULCD53, 22 May 2006

Official Live Recordings
In The City... - Artful Records ARTFULCD3, 27 January 1997
Live Various Years - Cog Sinister/Voiceprint COGVP111CD, September 1998
The Idiot Joy Show - Alchemy/Burning Airlines PILOT173, 14 July 2003
Live At The Phoenix Festival - Strange Fruit SFRSCD120, 29 September 2003

First Played Live
6/5/93 Newcastle

Last Played Live
27/10/03 Manchester

No. of times known to have been played live
119

Commentary

*Writing credits seem to be more muddled than usual – on the single it is given as Burns/Smith – on the album, MCR, and Peel Session it is given as Smith; Scanlon; Hanley???
One of the best Fall singles ever – a stomping almost sing-a-long track - a live favourite for over 10-years.
Note how Doc Shanley's bass goes completely distortion-tastic at 2:59 in the Peel Session version