Written by:
Mark E. Smith, Brix Smith

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

Date:
29 September 1986

Subsequent releases:
The Domesday Pay-Off Triad Plus, Bigtime Records 6039-1 (U.S. release) 1987
Head Over Ears - A Debris Compilation, Play Hard DEC7, December 1987
Box Two, Beggars Banquet Japan ALCB85/86/87/88, 1989
Live Various Years, Cog Sinister/Voiceprint COGVP111CD, September 1998 (recorded live in Vienna, 14 April 1988
Live In Cambridge 1988, Cog Sinister/Voiceprint COGVP115CD, October 2000
(The above two reissued in a Voiceprint double pack CD VP241004CD, 22 September 2003)
Backdrop, Cog Sinister/Voiceprint COGVP127CD, 5 February 2001 (Live version recorded 14 February 1987, Bremen; orignally released on Pseudo Indie Label PIL05CD, 1994 bootleg)
50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong - 39 Golden Greats, Sanctuary SMEDD017, 31 May 2004 (US release: Beggars Banquet BBN044 CD, 8 June 2004

Radio session:
The Complete Peel Sessions 1978-2004, Castle CMXBX982, 25 April 2005 (Recorded 29 June 1986, first broadcast 9 July 1986)

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:
12 July 1986 London

Last played live:
30 January 1997 Gloucester

Number of known performances:
154

Commentary:
A live favourite for several years following its release, it was dropped from the set in 1991, returned for some reason for various outings in 1992, and was then absent from performances until 1996 when MES decided he wanted it played again. One final time in 1997, and since then US 80s 90s has been consigned to history. In any case, this is a storming but controlled performance, the pace of the song controlled perfectly. The release on the Backdrop compilation/rarities album and the Pêel session version are marked by Simon Rogers' electronic, spacy sounds.