A high point in a career full of peaks. Sheer automanik autobiography, this was Sumner's Blood On The Tracks, at last. "Fine Time", complete with daft sheep bleats and a lyric iiddrcssed to a younger woman, saw an Aciiieeed-crazed Top Of The Pops performance almost as surreal as Kathyryn Bigelow's heavy metal video parody for "Touched By The Hand Of God". "Love Less" was aimed at an ex-lover who "won't even talk to me'' despite the singer having "spent a lifetime working on you." "Round & Round" was sequenced in heaven and spiteful as hell ("If you mess with me. Ill get rid of you"). "Run" got them sued by John Denver due to its apparent similarity to "Leaving On A Jet Plane". The closing trio of "Mr Disco". "Vanishing Point" and "Dream Attack" threw down the gauntlet for electro-pop bands the world over. None of them dared to pick it up.
Bernard Sumner: "I wrote 'Mr Disco' for the chicken-in-a-basket set. Sometimes I think it would be fun to write a load of crap. But that's just my warped sense of humour. I like cheesy things and really bad jokes that aren't funny."
Source: Uncut Magazine