Recorded initially during the Puk sessions, 'Policy' went through many changes before being almost completely re-recorded at The Church.
"Usually this would signify problems with a song although in this case we knew it was a strong track, not least a potential single. The main riff of the song proved such a problem to get a sound for and we must have tried 100 different variations before settling on what had become perhaps the sound of the album - slide guitar."
Different slide guitar sounds punctuated 'Violator' regularly. In particular on tracks like 'Clean' (pedal steel played by Nils Tuxen), 'Sweetest Perfection' and 'Personal Jesus'.