I always wanted to understand "Web(ster) 13 years old, who dyed his hair gold" in this wonderful little pastiche, that Morrissey seemed to be able to design with somnambulistic certainty in 1987. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful....to heaven with it!
It didn't really need another piece after this one and "Seasick" that paired glam and the golden 20s. As if Marlene Dietrich had recorded a piece by Leiber and Stoller, which Bowie supervised and Ronson produced. Wonderfully old-fashioned to hear the German radio voice with: "Youth must change"...
As with late Quarry B-sides, the material began to weaken. Not a song I want to hear live. Morrissey sees it differently and plays it to excess. The production, drumming and vocal melody are not attractive or appealing to me.
Unfortunately not one of my favourites. I never really warmed up to this single. The production leaves no room to breathe or play around. Also not really attractive in terms of melody and far away from his best work.