Top 5 for me. The 25Live version is my ‘go to’.
So many brilliant and playful lines woven around a pretty nondescript piece of music. This really illustrates Morrissey’s songwriting genius. He may not be a musician as such, but the melody he creates with phraseology and enjambment is unique...
Easily one of his best, most ambitious songs. When I saw the title I feared the worst but still remember exactly where I was when I first heard this. It stopped me in my tracks.
Hollywood Bowl is one of his best ever live moments. Love the lisp on SOS, the plea for "help" and the drama of...
Brilliant song, brilliant chorus and bold lyrics. Slightly let down by the synth horns, as are a few songs on the last two albums - I think that it’s a stylistic choice though rather than the refusal to get a proper orchestra in!
One of his very best, increasingly becoming the centrepiece of his live show. The hammer-horror laughing on the latest couple of tours during the solo/bridge was spectacular. Studio version has a completely different atmosphere.
"...don't feel so ashamed
To have friends"
Indefinable for me, but this line has it all - I remember feeling frozen to the spot when I first heard it.
You preach what you need to hear. Especially true for Morrissey in this instance.
I know that Sam said he didn’t know how, but surely a live show wouldn’t be too far beyond his reach if he did a little research. These YouTube teasers are frustrating. There must be something else in the archive that is under the direction of the current management team.
Morrissey has lost a...