I thought, like 'Vauxhall', these 'World Peace' songs would sound better on record as a studio album than live. I find from Lisbon this is not the case. I think "The Bullfighter..." and "Earth Is The..." sound very good live. This makes me like the album even more! I could not find "Kiss Me A Lot" on YouTube...is it there?
A f***ing horrible, incredibly pretentious, obvious-lyrics album. Moz clearly thought he was becoming a 'distinguished writer' with his Autobiography being released, so the stuff about him doing readings in a tux, and the c***y lyrics on this album, tell you all all you need to know. Horrifyingly crap. Stuff like:
'And Allen Ginsberg's howl becomes a growl
Everyone has babies
Babies full of rabies
Rabies full of scabies
Scarlet has a fever'
Makes me want to kill cute baby animals. Please don't give me any pretentious, defensive shit about how it's faux f***ing Beat Poetry. It's just shit, admit it. And the cover seems insulting. Like he blows a dog whistle and all the fans' ears prick up and follow him. Kind of degrading. To me, that is.
Still lovin it. Right up there along with Arsenal and Vauxhall as my favourite Morrissey albums. I think once I give it some time to breathe and stop playing it non-stop I may love it even more. On a side note I recently replayed the remastered version of Malajusted only last week and with the new track listing I found it to be a VERY strong album. Pleasantly surprised to reacquaint myself with some cracking songs such as Ammunition, Satan Rejected My Soul, Ambitious Outsiders and Wide to Receive after so many years. Drop Roy's Keen and Papa Jack and replace them with Lost and The Edges Are No Longer Parallel and you have an all time classic (IMHO.)