morrissey a-z

  1. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "Safe, Warm Lancashire Home"

    We start a whole month of S songs with this Morrissey/Street composition, originally recorded during the Viva Hate sessions but not released until 2011 when it was a B-side on the limited release "Glamorous Glue" single. What do we think?
  2. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "Roy's Keen"

    We round off the R's with this Morrissey/Whyte composition from the Maladjusted album. Also released as a single, it reached #42 on the UK singles chart. (Hence the recorded performance for Top of the Pops was never shown and only dusted off for TOTP2 a few years later.) What do we think of...
  3. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "Redondo Beach"

    Today's song is Morrissey's cover of this Smith/Kaye/Sohl composition, initially released as a double A-side single (with "There Is a Light..."), trailing the Live at Earl's Court album in 2005. The song was also performed for a Janice Long BBC Radio session. What do we think?
  4. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "Reader Meet Author"

    The first of our three R's is this Morrissey/Boorer composition from Southpaw Grammar. What do we think?
  5. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "(The) Public Image"

    We close out the P's with this Morrissey/Boorer composition, a B-side on the "I Have Forgiven Jesus" single. What do we think?
  6. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "Please Help the Cause Against Loneliness"

    Today's song is this Morrissey/Street composition, originally written during the Viva Hate sessions but then left out and picked up (or "microwaved" in Morrissey's words) by Sandie Shaw who released it as the first single from her Hello Angel album in 1988. Morrissey's demo was then included on...
  7. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "Piccadilly Palare"

    Today's song is this Morrissey/Armstrong composition, released as a single in October 1990 and reaching #18 on the UK chart. What do we think?
  8. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "People Are the Same Everywhere"

    Today's song is this Morrissey/Tobias composition, originally recorded for the BBC's Janice Long show in 2011 and then included on the reissue of "The Last of the Famous International Playboys" in 2013. What do we think?
  9. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "Pashernate Love"

    Today's offering is this Morrissey/Whyte/Day composition, a B-side on the "You're the One for Me, Fatty" single in 1992. What do we think?
  10. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "Papa Jack"

    We kick off ten days of P's with this Morrissey/Whyte composition from the Maladjusted album. (Although it then failed to appear on the 2009 reissue.) What do we think?
  11. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "Our Frank"

    We finish up the O's with this Morrissey/Nevin composition, released as a single in advance of Kill Uncle, and reaching #26 on the UK chart. What do we think?
  12. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "Ouija Board, Ouija Board"

    Our song for today is this Morrissey/Street composition from 1989, which reached #18 in the UK singles chart and was later included on Bona Drag. What do we think?
  13. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "(The) Ordinary Boys"

    Today's song is this Morrissey/Street composition, from the Viva Hate album. (And then removed from later reissues of that album...) What do we think of this one?
  14. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "(The) Operation"

    Today's song is this Morrissey/Whyte composition from the Southpaw Grammar album. What do we think?
  15. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "Only a Pawn in Their Game"

    Our song for today is Morrissey's cover (on the California Son album) of Bob Dylan's composition, written in 1963 and released in 1964 on his The Times They Are a-Changin' album. What do we think?
  16. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "One of Our Own"

    Today's offering is this Morrissey/Manzur composition, included on the deluxe edition of World Peace Is None of Your Business. What do we think?
  17. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell"

    Today's song is this Morrissey/Boorer composition from the Years of Refusal album. What do we think?
  18. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "Once I Saw the River Clean"

    Our song for today is this Morrissey/Tobias composition from the IANADOAC album. What do we think?
  19. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "On the Streets I Ran"

    Today's song is this Morrissey/Tobias composition from the Ringleader of the Tormentors album. What do we think?
  20. BookishBoy

    Morrissey A-Z: "Oh Well, I'll Never Learn"

    Today's song is this Morrissey/Street composition, a B-side on the "Suedehead" single. What do we think?
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