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    Morrissey A-Z: "Alsatian Cousin"

    A very bold way to kick off Morrissey's debut album, and Stephen Street used sound judgement when he chose Vini Reilly to play guitar. His style is completely different to Johnny's and marks this out as something different to any song that had gone before. It's not a song where I would...
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    Unreleased song release #1 wish

    I Know Who I Love, Rainbow Valley and A Matter of Opinion would be the ones that I would be most interested to hear.
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    Unreleased song release #1 wish

    Quite a few things have come out over the years in addition to the more recent stuff that another poster mentioned... Safe Warm, Lancashire Home Treat Me Like a Human Being Lifeguard on Duty Happy Lovers at Last United Please Help the Cause Against Loneliness The Bed Took Fire Oh Phoney...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Alone Again (Naturally)"

    While this performance is largely inconsequential, it adds a little interest that Morrissey has added these rarely performed snippets over the years. Gilbert O'Sullivan is an underrated songwriter and musician, and it's interesting that Morrissey has performed 3 of his songs. Probably as many...
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    Morrissey A-Z: 'All The Young People Must Fall In Love'

    You are correct. Only a few shows, albeit one was at the Hollywood Bowl I think.
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    Morrissey A-Z: 'All The Young People Must Fall In Love'

    I quite like the single mix of this song. It's not dramatically different, but it has more life to it and some of the instruments are clearer to hear. It's not classic Morrissey by any means, but it has a strong vocal melody and there is a singalong element that probably worked better in...
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    Morrissey A-Z: 'All You Need Is Me'

    I don't enjoy this as much as most seem to, as it is Morrissey at his most self-obsessed. Obviously that wasn't a surprise by this point, but I much prefer some of the other songs on Years of Refusal. Not a great choice of single imo and the kind of track that was always likely to be more...
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    Morrissey A-Z: 'Alma Matters'

    When this song was released it got a bit of airplay on Radio 1, but I remember one of the DJs asking, "When is this song going to end???" A fair question as it ought to have been 3 minutes long. When Morrissey appeared on Top of the Pops, they very sensibly cut it to around that length. It's...
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    In the land of Boz

    Obviously the fact that Boz had no songs on I Am Not a Dog on a Chain is striking, but other than that I don't see any consistent "slide down the hierarchy". Vauxhall and I was the only album where he almost contributed half of the tracks, but he has otherwise always contributed a much lower...
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    Morrissey A-Z: 'All The Lazy Dykes'

    I rate All the Lazy Dykes a little higher than many people seem to. It's not a classic, but lyrically it offers something slightly different to the rest of that album and slightly different to much of what Morrissey had recorded previously. I agree that Alain's tune is uninspiring, though.
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    Morrissey A-Z: ‘Action Is My Middle Name’

    I think that had it been from a different era (88-90 or 2004-06) and given a proper studio production, Action is My Middle Name had the potential to be a moderate hit single. It is far and away the best of the 3 songs that were added to the live set at that time, has a nice vocal melody and the...
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    Morrissey Rockabilly EP 1990 - Background/ Tracks?

    These 6 songs? My Love Life (UK version) The Loop Skin Storm That's Entertainment Pregnant For The Last Time I've Changed My Plea to Guilty (UK version)
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    Morrissey Rockabilly EP 1990 - Background/ Tracks?

    According to Mark Nevin, it was more than a simple rockabilly EP that was considered. Morrissey was immediately dissatisfied with the Kill Uncle sessions and before it had even finished being mixed, wanted to go straight back into the studio to record some songs for a rockabilly album...
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    Morrissey Central MORRISSEY SPEAKS, NEW YEAR'S EVE 2020

    A nice message and good to see that he has a twinkle in his eye.
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