I wanted something a bit short for this LP and I liked the lyrics to that song a lot. Also, I wanted to rearrange it 'cause I thought the Kinks' music, which is very rapid on the original, was pretty dopey. That was one challenge, something I don't usually do. I usually give the band the riff and the words and that's it. the biggest kick with "Victoria" was rearranging it, making it very punchy.Mark E. Smith / The Fall interview, You Can't Hide Your Love Forever, 1988
Though I am poor, I am free.