Release DateEdit

  • 24 March, 1986 ('Please' album track)


Track 8 from 'Please'. It was rerecorded in 1993 as one of the b-sides for 'I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing'.


According to Neil, "it's about Northern Ireland. At this time there were bombs in London. It was also partly inspired by another Penelope Spheeris film, The Boys Next Door [reference: 'Suburbia'], which is about two teenagers who go up to lots of people in Los Angeles shopping malls... The song is really about how violence is male. It's a male concept."

Trivia Edit

  • 'Violence' was the last track to be written for 'Please'.
  • The Haçienda Version of this song was originally performed at the Haçienda Club in 1992. It was programmed by Chris and they liked it so much, they recorded it in the studio.

Official Versions Edit

  • 4:27 Violence (album version)
  • 4:58 Violence (haçienda version) remixed by Pete Gleadall, 1993
  • 7:02 Violence (extended haçienda version) remixed by Pete Gleadall, 1993

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