An agreement at last Amy...
Yes ... it’s been like the EU leaving deal with us two lately
Getting off topic even more,
I was doing a zoom quiz with my eldest two daughters and future son in- law last night, one of her questions was.... what is the biggest Smiths selling single. ( I got it wrong) Do you know Amy?
No google allowed at this point.....
In either this version or in its The Bed Took Fire form the song is pretty average b-side material. Nothing to really dislike about it, but both musically and lyrically it is pretty thin. The words feel fairly half-baked and I can see why it wasn't exactly a priority to release it at the time.
Generally speaking, with some exceptions, I would say that the quality of songs takes a slide downwards across those first 7 solo singles. That being said, this is certainly much stronger than Get Off the Stage.
I think it was originally intended to be the b-side to Interesting Drug and was one of the 6 songs recorded with Andy, Craig and Mike.
In the poll on the other board it ranked 218 from 264 songs
A gem and pure nostalgic bliss for me. While being a bit too young to appreciate The Smiths while they were together, I was fully poised for Morrissey's solo career and devoured all the early singles and b-sides.
One of his B-sides masterpieces. I heard it for the first time on the excellent compilation My Early Burglary Years . Yeah, I liked it then and I like it now. And I love the way he sings the word "foyer"
Yep, really like this one. One of the less good Morrissey/Street compositions but that just shows how great Street's song-writing skills were.
Love the line 'It's not lowlife, it's just people having a good time'. So brilliantly non-judgemental!