Released in December 1977, the single was to be the group's last release for Stiff Records. It would also be the last studio recording by the band to feature either Brian James or Lu Edmunds - The Damned would split during their 1978 tour, and reform with an altered line-up in 1979. The first 5,000 copies of the UK release were pressed on pink vinyl, and all the British releases were issued without a picture sleeve.
The single was reissued in Stiff's mail order Damned 4 Pack mail-order set. A CD version was issued in the Stiff Singles 1976-1977 box set by Castle Music in 2003.