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The album opens with a telephone conversation between two southerners discussing an upcoming local appearance by the Revolting Cocks. They are unfamiliar with the band and interpret the name as belonging to a male strip show.
The band had to dramatically change the song "(Let's Get) Physical" to avoid a lawsuit by Olivia Newton-John's lawyers. Although they had changed the music, they had kept the original lyrics intact. When the writers heard the song, they threatened to sue the band. The final version contains almost completely original lyrics. Some promo copies of the album had been released with the original version intact as well. The original version was released in 1999 on the compilation "Alternative Press
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presents Industrial Strength Machine Music (The Framework of Industrial Rock 1978-1995)"
"Something Wonderful" includes the eponymous sample from the climactic scene from the movie 2010: Odyssey Two
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. "Beers, Steers & Queers" includes multiple samples from "My House" by Chuck Roberts.
"(Let's Talk) Physical" is a 6:50 loop of a single snare drum hit and Chris Connelly growling, "Talk!". This was taken from the original version of "(Let's Get) Physical".
Stainless Steel Providers
(Let's Get) Physical
- "Stainless Steel Providers"
- "At the Top"
- "T.V. Mind [Remix]" (CD only)
Beers, Steers & Queers (The Remixes)
- "(Let's Get) Physical"
- "(Let's Talk) Physical"
- "Beers, Steers & Queers [Drop Your Britches Mix]" / "Beers, Steers & Queers [Take 'Em Right Off Mix]"
- "Stainless Steel Providers [Live]"
- "Public Image [Live]"
- Alain Jourgensen
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- Luc Van Acker
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- vocals (8)
- Chris Connelly - vocals (2, 3, 5-7, 9), cover artwork
- William Rieflin - drums
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- Paul Barker
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, programming, production
- Phildo Owens - vocals & programming (1)
- Nivek Ogre
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- vocals (4)
- Fluffy - engineer
- Brian Shanley - cover artwork