Gruelling 36-hour recording sessions yielded album of fabulous electro love/hate songs. Title swiped from Spectator columnist Jeffrey Bernard, who sued for the removal of his voice on "This Time Of Night". Their first album to feature the band on the (tracing paper-effect) sleeve (Morris: "What was it trying to say? 'Hey, this is what we look like.'"). Contained actual single releases: "Sub-Culture" ("One of these days when you sit by yourself/You 'II realise you can't shaft without someone else") and "The Perfect Kiss", the latter either a revenge fantasy, an AIDS parable or a celebration of masturbation ("Tonight I should have stayed at home/Playing with my pleasure zone"). "Love Vigilantes" was, of all things, a country'n'techno song about a Vietnam soldier returning home to his wife.
Bernard Sumner: "It was a pastiche; a pisstake. People are so pious about lyrics. The first single I ever bought was 'Ride A White Swan' by T-Rex. Absolute gibberish. But I didn't give a fuck. Bow down before the tune. The tune is God."
Source: Uncut Magazine