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MORRISSEY Single
Name Interesting Drug
Release 29 April 1989
Length 3:27
Recorded
Writer/composer Morrissey/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?

Personnel

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.


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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

"Interesting Drug" was the fourth solo single released by Morrissey. The song was not featured on one of Morrissey's main studio albums, but can be found on the compilation album Bona Drag along with the B-side "Such a Little Thing Makes Such a Big Difference". It features Kirsty MacColl on backing vocals as well as his former colleagues in The Smiths, Andy Rourke, Mike Joyce and Craig Gannon. All three also appear on the B-sides. The artwork for the single features Morrissey photographed by Lawrence Watson. It reached number 9 in the UK, becoming Morrissey's last Top 10 single until 1994.

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