McCulloch (from Uncut
magazine August 2014): "I'd had that song since 1990 in various forms. The others were very negative – Will said, 'It's a bit pretty' and I thought, 'You f---ing idiot, that's like calling 'The Killing Moon
' a bit beautiful.'"
"To me it's the most important song I've ever written, because it takes me back to being taken seriously, and it's one of the best songs of all time."