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{{Discobox
 
{{Discobox
 
| Name = Interesting Drug
 
| Name = Interesting Drug
 
| Total Length = 3:27
 
| Total Length = 3:27
| Recorded =  
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| Recorded = Circa late 1988
| Writer = Morrissey/Street
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| Writer = [[Writer::Morrissey]] / [[Writer::Stephen Street]]
| Producer = [[Stephen Street]]
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| Producer = [[Producer::Stephen Street]]
 
| Mastered =  
 
| Mastered =  
| Art = Lawrence Watson
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| Art = [[Lawrence Watson]]
 
| Vinyl Etching = ESCAPE FROM VALIUM (A-side)<br>RETURN TO VALIUM (B-side)<br>WHAT KIND OF MAN READS DENIM DELINQUENT? (etched 12" A-side)<br>MOTOR CYCLE AU PAIR BOY (etched 12" B-side)<br>HOSSCAH! HOSSCAH! (etched 12" promo)
 
| Vinyl Etching = ESCAPE FROM VALIUM (A-side)<br>RETURN TO VALIUM (B-side)<br>WHAT KIND OF MAN READS DENIM DELINQUENT? (etched 12" A-side)<br>MOTOR CYCLE AU PAIR BOY (etched 12" B-side)<br>HOSSCAH! HOSSCAH! (etched 12" promo)
 
| Publisher = [[HMV Records]] (UK)<br>[[Sire Records]] (US)
 
| Publisher = [[HMV Records]] (UK)<br>[[Sire Records]] (US)
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| NextLink = Ouija Board, Ouija Board (single)
 
| NextLink = Ouija Board, Ouija Board (single)
 
}}
 
}}
 
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[[Category:Morrissey Lyrics]]
 
 
==Information==
 
 
 
 
 
===Recording===
 
 
 
 
 
===Release===
 
 
 
  
 
==Track list==
 
==Track list==
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| 01 = Interesting Drug
 
| 01 = Interesting Drug
 
| 01link = Interesting Drug (single)
 
| 01link = Interesting Drug (single)
| 01-duration = 3:27 (Morrissey/Street)
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| 01-duration = 3:27
 
| 02 = Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference
 
| 02 = Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference
 
| 02link = Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference
 
| 02link = Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference
| 02-duration = 2:50 (Morrissey/Street)
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| 02-duration = 2:50
 
}}
 
}}
 
===12" Vinyl===
 
===12" Vinyl===
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| 01 = Interesting Drug
 
| 01 = Interesting Drug
 
| 01link = Interesting Drug (single)
 
| 01link = Interesting Drug (single)
| 01-duration = 3:27 (Morrissey/Street)
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| 01-duration = 3:27
 
| 02 = Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference
 
| 02 = Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference
 
| 02link = Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference
 
| 02link = Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference
| 02-duration = 2:50 (Morrissey/Street)
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| 02-duration = 2:50
| 03 = Sweet And Tender Hooligan [Live - 22 December 1988, Wolverhampton]
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| 03 = Sweet And Tender Hooligan
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| 03app = [Live - 22 December 1988, Wolverhampton]
 
| 03link = Sweet And Tender Hooligan (single)
 
| 03link = Sweet And Tender Hooligan (single)
 
| 03-duration = 4:00 (Morrissey/[[Johnny Marr|Marr]])
 
| 03-duration = 4:00 (Morrissey/[[Johnny Marr|Marr]])
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| 01 = Interesting Drug
 
| 01 = Interesting Drug
 
| 01link = Interesting Drug (single)
 
| 01link = Interesting Drug (single)
| 01-duration = 3:27 (Morrissey/Street)
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| 01-duration = 3:27
 
| 02 = Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference
 
| 02 = Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference
 
| 02link = Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference
 
| 02link = Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference
| 02-duration = 2:50 (Morrissey/Street)
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| 02-duration = 2:50
| 03 = Sweet And Tender Hooligan [Live - 22 December 1988, Wolverhampton]
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| 03 = Sweet And Tender Hooligan
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| 03app = [Live - 22 December 1988, Wolverhampton]
 
| 03link = Sweet And Tender Hooligan (single)
 
| 03link = Sweet And Tender Hooligan (single)
| 03-duration = 4:00 (Morrissey/Marr)
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| 03-duration = 4:00
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
== Lyrics ==
 
== Lyrics ==
  
{{lyrics
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<poem>
|There are some bad people on the rise
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There are some bad people on the rise
 
There are some bad people on the rise
 
There are some bad people on the rise
 
They're saving their own skins by
 
They're saving their own skins by
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...can you blame us?  
 
...can you blame us?  
 
CAN you blame us?   
 
CAN you blame us?   
}}
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</poem>
 
 
==Personnel==
 
 
 
* [[Morrissey]] - Vocals <br>
 
* [[Craig Gannon]] - Guitars<br>
 
* [[Neil Taylor]] - Guitars<br>
 
* [[Andy Rourke]] - Bass guitar<br>
 
* [[Stephen Street]] - Keyboards<br>
 
* [[Kirsty Maccoll]] - Additional vocals<br>
 
* Producer - Stephen Street<br>
 
* Art co-ordination - [[Jo Slee]]<br>
 
* Layout - Caryn Gough<br>
 
* Photography - Lawrence Watson<br>
 
  
 
== Sleeve Artwork ==
 
== Sleeve Artwork ==
 
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<gallery  perrow="6">
 
  File:Interesting-drug.jpg | Cover art. (1989)
 
  File:Interesting-drug.jpg | Cover art. (1989)
 
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File:Interestingdrugalt.jpg | Alt. cover. (1989)
 
 
 
 
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
 
==Music Video==
 
==Music Video==
[[Video:Interesting Drug|500px]]
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<youtube>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5FRCPbQvWI</youtube>
 
===Credits===
 
===Credits===
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* Directed by [[Tim Broad]]
  
==Live History==
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|DiscogsReleaseId=1067491
File:Bonadraglpcover.jpg | ''[[Bona Drag]]'' <br><br><br>(1991)
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|DiscogsAdditionalReleaseId=2348472, 463383, 2949648
File:Suedeheadbestofmorrissey.jpg | ''[[Suedehead: The Best Of Morrissey]]'' <br><br>(1997)
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|WikipediaPageTitle=Interesting_Drug
File:Morrissey88-91.jpg | ''[[The CD Singles '88–91']]''<br><br><br> (2000)
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File:Bestofmorrissey.jpg | ''[[¡The Best Of! Morrissey]]'' <br><br><br>(2001)
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{{PageDate
File:Hmvparlophonesingles8895cdfront.jpg | ''[[HMV/Parlophone Singles '88–'95]]''<br><br> (2009)
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|Date=1989-04-29
File:Verybestof.jpg | ''[[Very Best Of Morrissey]]''<br><br><br> (2011)
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}}
 
 
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MORRISSEY Single
Name Interesting Drug
Release 29 April 1989
Total Length 3:27
Recorded Circa late 1988
Writer/composer Morrissey / Stephen Street
Producer Stephen Street
Art work Lawrence Watson
Vinyl Etching ESCAPE FROM VALIUM (A-side)
RETURN TO VALIUM (B-side)
WHAT KIND OF MAN READS DENIM DELINQUENT? (etched 12" A-side)
MOTOR CYCLE AU PAIR BOY (etched 12" B-side)
HOSSCAH! HOSSCAH! (etched 12" promo)
Publisher HMV Records (UK)
Sire Records (US)
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD
Chart position UK #9
Single chronology
The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
Interesting Drug
Ouija Board, Ouija Board

Track list

7" Vinyl

[HMV POP1621]

  1. Interesting Drug – 3:27 (Morrissey/Street)
  2. Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference – 2:50 (Morrissey/Street)

Etched 12" Vinyl

[HMV 12POPS1621]

12" Vinyl

UK - [HMV 12POP1621]
US - [Sire/Reprise 9 21232-0]

  1. Interesting Drug – 3:27
  2. Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference – 2:50
  3. Sweet And Tender Hooligan [Live - 22 December 1988, Wolverhampton] – 4:00 (Morrissey/Marr)

CD

[HMV CDPOP1621]

  1. Interesting Drug – 3:27
  2. Such A Little Thing Makes Such A Big Difference – 2:50
  3. Sweet And Tender Hooligan [Live - 22 December 1988, Wolverhampton] – 4:00

Lyrics

There are some bad people on the rise
There are some bad people on the rise
They're saving their own skins by
Ruining people's lives
Bad, bad people on the rise

Young married couple in debt - ever felt had?
Young married couple in debt - ever felt had?
On a government scheme
Designed to kill your dream
Oh mum, oh dad
Once poor - always poor

Interesting drug
The one that you took
TELL THE TRUTH - IT REALLY HELPED YOU!
An interesting drug
The one that you took
God, it really really helped you

You wonder why we're only half-ashamed?
"Because ENOUGH is TOO MUCH!
And look around...
...can you blame us?
CAN you blame us?

On a government scheme
Designed to kill your dream
Oh mum, oh dad
Once poor - always poor

Interesting drug
The one that you took
TELL THE TRUTH - IT REALLY HELPED YOU!
An interesting drug
the one that you took
God, it really really helped you

You wonder why we're only half-ashamed?
"Because ENOUGH is TOO MUCH!
And look around...
...can you blame us?
CAN you blame us?

Sleeve Artwork

Music Video

Credits

Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 66

Morrissey live history:

... further results

Appears On


Discogs Information

Credits

  • Bass - Andy Rourke
  • Coordinator [Art Co-ordination] - Jo Slee
  • Crew [Hair By] - Stephen Powner
  • Drums - Mike Joyce
  • Engineer [Assistant] - Steve Williams (6)
  • Guitar - Craig Gannon
  • Guitar - Neil Taylor
  • Keyboards - Stephen Street
  • Layout - Caryn Gough
  • Mastered By - Tim Young
  • Photography By [Picture] - Lawrence Watson
  • Producer - Stephen Street
  • Voice, Sleeve - Morrissey

Notes

B2 recorded live at The Wolverhampton Civic, December 1988.

℗&© 1989 EMI Records LTD

Issued with a black poly lined inner sleeve.


Images

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Comes in a plain Red Morrissey branded bag with the His Masters Voice logo on the front and cat no on back. Label is white with the track title(s) and cat no in Red and a large A or B in pink behind it.

B2 recorded live at The Wolverhampton Civic, December 1988.

℗&© 1989 EMI Records LTD

Images

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Original copies had a black poly-lined inner Comes with a brown or white "Special Etched Disc" sticker

Images

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Very limited edition release with one track on A side, and 'Motor Cycle Au Pair Boy' and Oscar Wilde etching on the B-side

Images

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Wikipedia Information

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"Interesting Drug" is a song by English singer-songwriter Morrissey. Co-written by Morrissey and former Smiths producer Stephen Street, the song was Morrissey's first fourth release after the Smiths break-up. Morrissey was inspired lyrically by the drug culture in the English lower class, which he felt was being clamped down on by a power-hungry government. The single was the second and final Morrissey solo single to feature his former Smiths bandmates Andy Rourke, Mike Joyce, and Craig Gannon. "Interesting Drug" was recorded and released following Morrissey's debut album, Viva Hate. Upon release, the single became yet another commercial hit for Morrissey, reaching number nine in the UK in spite of controversy regarding its lyrics and music video. The song would later appear on the 1990 compilation album, Bona Drag. In the years since its release, "Interesting Drug" has received positive critical reception.

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