Hello. I was rifling around some old files, and I found something I'd been looking for for ages - that rare thing - a Smiths song that never made it.
This is taken from a sound-check at Dundalk Fairways Hotel, February 11th, 1986. It isn't quite Panic, and it isn't quite Sheila Take a Bow, but it's somewhere in between, and before either was recorded/released.
An interesting historical artefact.
More proof that Morrissey was the most important element of The Smiths. Johnny's clunky repetive chords progressions ripped off from T Rex are not much to write home about as standalone tracks. Yet the isolated tracks of Morrissey's vocals that are out there (eg "Stop Me...") are spellbinding.