Nicholas Currie's first venture into recorded music is available on this album from 1982; he is perhaps best known under the moniker of Momus nowadays having released many albums since the mid-80s. The sleeve notes don't sound too promising with Currie describing the 'desperation and desperate unattractive of the records' and that he doesn't want to go back to those times. Whilst it is true that this is a very wordy album rather than a tuneful album it is quite clear that Currie and his band were influenced by the spiky, angular guitar patterns of Josef K, which brings us nicely on to ex-Josef K member Malcolm Ross who helped to make this record possible. It is probably his influence which developed this record into a fascinating period piece because otherwise it is likely that Currie's over-elaborate wordsmithery would have swamped the recording completely and done away with tunes altogether. Stand-out track is 'The Mistake' where the doleful resonance of guitars and Currie's pained voice combine beautifully.