At the time I remember being very surprised at the success of UTMW. Partly because I had a hard time believing that the mainstream could actually have good taste and partly because it was so different to almost everything else getting radio play at that time. Like someone mentioned above, it had a very Blurred Crusade feel to it with the dominant acoustic sound. A lot of the band's hallmarks can be found in the track. A blissful melancholia, Kilbey's enigmatic lyrics (deep, without a meaning) and vocal style, that Byrdsian acoustic-electric sound, the ability to set a definite mood, place and time..... They had done stuff like this before that was mostly ignored (definitely ignored here). I've always kind of wondered what it is about UTMW that makes it "the one". I like the song but there are 4-5 other tracks on the album that I feel are better and like I already said, they had recorded more commercial tracks in the past so I've always kind of wondered why was it that UTMW became the hit? I'm not complaining and I'm happy that the band got at least an nth of the notoriety they deserved. As for the song itself, I've always enjoyed the middle and close, especially when the bagpipe hits that long, sustained note towards the end of the track. Lyrically, it's middle of the pack for a Kilbey song. My favorite couplet is the "I think about the loveless fascination, under the milky way tonight", the word loveless makes it a pretty interesting phrase. One of those that you can turn around and play with and come up with numerous meanings. Musically it's quite beautiful though not real complex, I enjoy how the acoustic guitars drive the track along. I remember living in a three bedroom apartment at the time with a couple of fraternity brothers when UTMW began to get play. They liked it, put it on their "love" tapes (trying to keep it clean and pc) and when I played them tracks like "Almost With You", "Just for You", "To Be In Your Eyes", "Electric", "It's No Reason", "Disappear?", etc, the "love" tapes became pretty much Church comps. Both became big Church fans. Didn't add much to the UTMW discussion but there you go.