Written by:
Mark E Smith, Craig Scanlon

Initial release:
Bend Sinister, Beggars Banquet BEGA75 LP; BEGA75CD; BEGC75 Cassette

29 September 1986

Subsequent releases:
The Domesday Pay-Off Triad Plus, Bigtime Records 6039-1 (U.S. release)
Box Two, Beggars Banquet Japan ALCB85/86/87/88, 1989
Live At The Hacienda 1983-1985, Cherry Red CRDVD67, 25 October 2004 (recorded 9 October 1985)

Radio session:
The Complete Peel Sessions 1978-2004, Castle CMXBX982, 25 April 2005 (Recorded 29 September 1985, first broadcast 7 October 1985); the song is called Faust Banana on the session.

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

First played live:
4 October 1985 Glasgow

Last played live:
27 February 1987 The Hague

Number of known performances:

The performance on the above-mentioned Live At The Hacienda DVD release, one of the first times the song was played in public, shows Brix guitarless (Scanlon taking on the job of main riff player) and using a megaphone to shout out the fruity bits of the lyrics. We also see MES consulting a lyric sheet to help him out from time to time