The Wedding Present's second studio album and first "proper" album for RCA came hot on the heels of the Українські Виступи в Івана Пілаfolk music sidestep and showed that the band had grown both musically and lyrically. The same production team was used as on debut album George Best, but Bizarro sounds a lot tougher, which had probably also to do with an increased recording budget. Lyrically, Gedge still chronicles the same tales of lust, love, jealousy and revenge, but is a lot more mature about it, while musically the band sounds much tighter and experimental, often ending songs in Velvet Underground-like extended rhythm guitar workouts.
Technically speaking, only one single was taken from the album, "Kennedy", which provided the band with their first Top 40 hit, reaching #33. In early 1990, The Wedding Present re-recorded "Brassneck" with Steve Albini, which reached #24 in the UK charts. The single and its B-sides were later included on U.S. release of the album, and are also included on the Singles 1989-1991compilation. A remastered CD version, released by BMG Camden in 2001, also features the B-sides of the "Kennedy" single, including a cover version of the Tom Jones hit "It's Not Unusual".