Night of Desirable Objects was Snakefinger's fourth and final studio album, recorded with the Vestal Virgins and released by Ralph Records in 1987. It featured a variety of styles including jazz, folk, rock, gospel and polka, and displayed a compositional maturity. Snakefinger suffered a heart attack and died on 1 July 1987 while touring in support of the album, on the same day the album's first single was released: "There's No Justice In Life".
The CD issued by Red Rhino Records, York, UK, as Red CD 78 also includes the tracks It Hurts Me Too; I Love You Too Much to Respect You; and This Is Not A Disco Song. The CD notes credit special thanks to Susan Skaggs, Moris Tapir and a Resident.