This song must have been written at some point in 1994. An instrumental was recorded in December 1994 at Miraval Studios in France, with Boz Boorer (guitar), Alain Whyte (guitar), Johnny Bridgwood (bass) and Woodie Taylor (drums), but no Morrissey.
It came together at rehearsals in January 1995 at Abbey Road studios in London, with Spencer Cobrin replacing Woodie Taylor at the drums. The song was recorded with producer Steve Lillywhite at Hook End Manor the following March-April alongside most of the rest of the "Southpaw Grammar" album.
This song has never been performed specifically for radio, television or the web.
This song has been performed 24 times by Morrissey. It was done each and every night bar one on the 13-date Southpaw Grammar tour. It was played very sporadically on the 1997 Maladjusted tour, for a total of 12 times. In 1995 the song would segue into "The Operation", while is 1997 it was done as a stand-alone.
There are no officially released live recordings of the song at this point in time.