Most of the lyrics were written by Alan Duffy, a school friend with whom Steven Wilson had lost touch a few years before the album was released. The album title was chosen from a long list of nonsense titles compiled by Richard Allen of Delerium.
A small run of 1000 copies in a deluxe gatefold sleeve were released in early 1992. The album, over time, eventually sold in excess of 20,000 copies.
The version of "Radioactive Toy" that featured on the album is re-recorded. The original version was later released on Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape. In addition, the original versions of "The Nostalgia Factory", "Queen Quotes Crowley", and "This Long Silence" are about a minute shorter on this album.