It’s because I can imagine buying the album – fresh, crisp and new – unheard – putting it on for the first time and the music starting, “Alsatian Cousin”; a new beginning, a phenomenally strong track which was Morrissey truly announcing “WORLD, I AM STILL HERE”. This launches, without a pause, into “Little Man, What Now?”, the story of a child star become irrelevant and insignificant, confined to re-living his glory days through daytime chat shows, a true marvel of songwriting finesse.
This has to be one of the best lines from any song, ever, and because it’s said with such gusto and knowing charm;
A note upon his desk:
“P.S. Bring Me Home And Have Me!”
Leather elbows on a tweed coat
– Oh! Is THAT the best you can do?
So came his reply:
“But on the desk is where I want you!”
To celebrate Record Store Day (today, April 23rd), EMI have re-released the “Suedhead” single (the Mael Mix). This follows hot on the heels of the re-release of Viva Hate on March 26th.