Famous when dead
A topical one for today with it featuring as one of the closers for current gigs...
Initially a B-side, but then released as a US-only 12" & CD single in May, 1995 as part of the promotion for Singles.
Featuring coverstar boxer Cornelius Carr captured from the Boxers video by James O'Brien.
The Wolverhampton (B-side April, 1989) & final Peel Session (aired December, 1986) versions have been officially released, but the fabled/shelved "slower" outtake has yet to escape in to the wild.
The twist on the original biblical verse appears to come from:
"In the midst of life we are in debt"
Attrib.: Ethel Watts Mumford in "The Complete Cynic - Being Bunches of Wisdom Culled from the Calendars of... Oliver Herford, Ethel Watts Mumford, Addison Mizner." (1902).
Should it have been a single at the time?
Can't abide it?
You know the routine.
Personally, seeing some of it performed at WCH '88 remains a highlight.