UK 7" [HMV POP1624]
UK CD5 [HMV CDPOP1624]
The Australian 7" single didn't come with a picture sleeve, it was slipped inside a generic red EMI bag.
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France: The single was promoted in France via stock copies of the 7" with a promo warning stamped in a corner of the sleeve. The promo warning states "Vente Interdite Echantillon Gratuit".
"It's not a particularly strong record. It's not overwhelming, the subject is even slightly dated. 'Piccadilly Palare', which will receive blanket horrendous reviews, is a song about male prostitution. But I'm not running around in the street saying 'Look at me singing about male prostitution, isn't that incredibly unique!' I don't want plaudits for examining a new subject, but I will say that even coming across a pop record with a reasonably unique situation is in itself interesting."
"Scattered singles flit through 1990, rounded off by the puzzle of Piccadilly palare (number 18), a student work of novelty that wears off before noon. I am so confused by the song that I turn down Top of the Pops. (...) With the fluster of Piccadilly palare I am confused by a song that I do not overly care for - mainly because of the rinky-dink Kinks sound spurting from the pale and pasty Kill Uncle session." - Morrissey, "Autobiography"