Crystalline pop meets olectroid rock. With its throbbing bass and sensuous pulse, "Paradise" was simply groovy. "All Day Long" tackled child abuse. "Every Little Counts" doffed its cap to Lou Reed's "Walk On The Wild Side" while its lyric scaled new heights/plumbed new depths of perversity ("Every second counts when I am with you/I think you are pig. you should be in a zoo.")
Stephen Morris: "It was a bit higgledy-piggledy."
Gillian Gilbert: "One side was acoustic, the other electronic. I don't like the songs as much as our others. I don't like the sleeve. I don't like the name."
Peter Hook: "There are some really good songs on it. Some of the best music Is made when you're desperately unhappy or desperately fighting, Isn't it?"
Bernard Sumner: "It's not as good as Low-Life. I remember going on holiday to Corfu, playing it on a Walkman and thinking, 'Fucking hell, that's shit.' What songs are on it? [Uncut reels off tracklisting]. Really? Well, fuck that, then. It sounds like a good album."
Source: Uncut Magazine