This article is from the The Wedding Present FAQ, by Kevin Behrens (firstname.lastname@example.org) with numerous contributions by others.
David Gedge: "Yes, we did steal the flying saucer noise from
"U.F.O.", yes we did put the "Close Encounters" theme on the
beginning of the seventh seven inch of 1992 and yes those acts
are probably both illegal if anyone in the big world of
corporate legaldom notices. We took the harmonics off "Flying
Saucer" when we were assembling the LP because we thought that
it might've become annoying after repeated plays while not
causing the same problem on the single itself."