Band member Murdoc Niccals stated the following about "Glitter Freeze" in a track-by-track commentary:
"I'm really glad we managed to get Mark E. Smith on the record. I’m not sure he felt the same, but y'know. He wanted to do his part facing north. “Which way’s north from here?
We used his question as a little intro, kind of like what we did with Shaun Ryder on 'DARE'. Sometimes the greatest moments are those little mistakes that you catch in the mix when you’re just warming up.