This song was written and recorded during what is now called the "Boxers" single session in October 1994 at Olympic Studios in South London, with producer Steve Lillywhite. It was at the time of recording meant to appear as a b-side to a single from the "Vauxhall & I" album. This did not happen. Instead, the three other tracks were released as the "Boxers" single and this one was shelved, until the end of 1995 when it was released by EMI as a single a-side backed by other leftovers from earlier recording sessions (Morrissey had at that point left the label). Musicians on this recording were Boz Boorer (guitar), Alain Whyte (guitar), Jonny Bridgwood (bass) and Woodie Taylor (drums).
This song has been done in concert 38 times by Morrissey. Its live inception was on the very first date of the 1995 Southpaw Grammar tour but it was not played at any other date that year. It seems to have served as setlist filler on the 1997 Maladjusted tour when it was done 17 times scattered over 54 concerts. It was also a part-timer on the 1999 half of the Oye Esteban tour when Morrissey sang it 20 times.
There are no officially released live recordings of the song at this point in time.