Choosing a single item from the massive catalogue of Mark E Smith and co is near impossible. Many favourite lists include other defining works such as The Container Drivers, Cruiser's Creek, Theme From Sparta FC or Blindness, but few match this one for sheer catchy, direct, repetitive brilliance? What is it about? Perhaps its a riposte to those who react badly to Smith's blunt attitude. From 1999's The Marshall Suite, and co-written with Canadian guitarist and keyboard player Julia Nagle/Julia Adamson (who stuck with Smith for six years during one of the band's many turbulent periods) as riffs and choruses go it's up there with the very best:
In the cars or on the street
If you smile you are a creep
If you don't say it's very cold
You are drunk or too old
They say what about the meek?
I say they've got a bloody cheek
Vanity and presumption …
Say Hey Hey Hey
I know, I know, I know …
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