The single was initially available in a number of different formats. A 7" single is gray marbled vinyl on Unplayable Records, and features two unreleased compositions "The Universal Cynic" and "The Dodo". A CD single also features the two unreleased tracks as well as "Punk Rock Song" sung in German and it has the lyrics to the two unreleased tracks plus the English and German lyrics to "Punk Rock Song". The "German language version" was also included as a bonus track on the European version of The Gray Race. There is also a single which has live versions of "Modern Day Catastrophists" and "10 in 2010".
There is also CD single made purposely for the UK (it has the dates of the UK concerts that were eventually canceled printed on it). In this version, the words "shit" and "fucking" had been censored. Every time Greg says "so many other...insects/robots out there" his voice is completely cut out. There is also a promotional CD which has no insert, just the CD, which is red, and has the title and some other info written on it in plain, silver text; and it came with a promotional poster.