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{{Discobox
 
{{Discobox
 
| Name = The Boy Racer
 
| Name = The Boy Racer
| Total Length =  
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| Total Length = 4:45<br>4:10 (Promo edit)
 
| Recorded = Spring 1995
 
| Recorded = Spring 1995
 
| Writer = Morrissey/Whyte
 
| Writer = Morrissey/Whyte
 
| Producer = [[Steve Lillywhite]]
 
| Producer = [[Steve Lillywhite]]
 
| Mastered =  
 
| Mastered =  
| Art =  
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| Art = Rankin (John Rankin Waddell)
| Vinyl Etching =  
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| Vinyl Etching = No matrix message
| Publisher =  
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| Publisher = [[RCA Records]]
| Format =  7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD
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| Format =  7" Vinyl, CD
| Release =  
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| Release = December 1995
 
| Chart = UK #36
 
| Chart = UK #36
 
| Type = Single
 
| Type = Single
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==Information==
 
==Information==
 
 
===Recording===
 
 
 
===Release===
 
 
  
 
==Track list==
 
==Track list==
  
===7" Vinyl===
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===CD 1===
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[RCA Victor – 74321332942]
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{{tracklist
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| 01 = The Boy Racer
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| 01link = The Boy Racer (single)
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| 01-duration = 4:45 (Morrissey/Whyte)
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| 02 = London
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| 02link = London
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| 02app = (live)
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| 02-duration = 2:38 (Morrissey/Marr)
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| 03 = Billy Budd
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| 03link = Billy Budd
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| 03app = (live)
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| 03-duration = 2:18 (Morrissey/Whyte)
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}}
  
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===CD 2===
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[RCA Victor – 74321332952]
 
{{tracklist
 
{{tracklist
| 01 =  
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| 01 = The Boy Racer
| 01link =  
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| 01link = The Boy Racer (single)
| 01-duration = 0:00 (Morrissey/)
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| 01-duration = 4:45 (Morrissey/Whyte)
| 02 =  
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| 02 = Spring-Heeled Jim
| 02link =  
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| 02link = Spring-Heeled Jim
| 02-duration = 0:00 (Morrissey/)
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| 02app = (live)
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| 02-duration = 3:50 (Morrissey/Boorer)
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| 03 = Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself
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| 03link = Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself
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| 03app = (live)
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| 03-duration = 2:18 (Morrissey/Whyte)
 
}}
 
}}
 
 
  
 
== Lyrics ==
 
== Lyrics ==
  
 
{{lyrics
 
{{lyrics
|He's just too good-natured, and
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He's just too good-natured, and
 
He's got too much money, and
 
He's got too much money, and
 
He's got too many girlfriends
 
He's got too many girlfriends
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==Personnel==
 
 
* [[Morrissey]] - Vocals <br>
 
* [[Alain Whyte]] - [[Guitarists|Guitars]], backing vocals<br>
 
* [[Boz Boorer]] - Guitars, bass guitar<br>
 
* [[Jonny Bridgwood]] - [[Bassists|Bass guitar]]<br>
 
* [[Spencer Cobrin]] - [[Drummers|Drums]]<br>
 
* [[Producers|Producer]] - [[Steve Lillywhite]]<br>
 
* Engineer - Danton Supple<br>
 
* Assistant Engineer - Tom Elmhirst
 
* Mastering - Tim Young
 
* Layout - Laurence Stevens <br>
 
* Sleeve - Whores In Retirement<br>
 
  
 
== Sleeve Artwork ==
 
== Sleeve Artwork ==
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==Music Video==
 
==Music Video==
[[Video:The Boy Racer|500px]]
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<youtube>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SvXZHuQ7mQ</youtube>
 
===Credits===
 
===Credits===
 
* Directed by James O'Brien
 
* Directed by James O'Brien
  
 
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MORRISSEY Single
Name The Boy Racer
Release December 1995
Length 4:45
4:10 (Promo edit)
Recorded Spring 1995
Writer/composer Morrissey/Whyte
Producer Steve Lillywhite
Art work Rankin (John Rankin Waddell)
Vinyl Etching No matrix message
Publisher RCA Records
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, CD
Chart position UK #36
Single chronology
Dagenham Dave
The Boy Racer
Sunny

Information

Track list

CD 1

[RCA Victor – 74321332942]

  1. The Boy Racer – 4:45 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  2. London (live) – 2:38 (Morrissey/Marr)
  3. Billy Budd (live) – 2:18 (Morrissey/Whyte)

CD 2

[RCA Victor – 74321332952]

  1. The Boy Racer – 4:45 (Morrissey/Whyte)
  2. Spring-Heeled Jim (live) – 3:50 (Morrissey/Boorer)
  3. Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself (live) – 2:18 (Morrissey/Whyte)

Lyrics

He's just too good-natured, and He's got too much money, and He's got too many girlfriends (I'm jealous, that's all)

Have you seen him go, though? Oh... Have you seen him go, though? Oh... Boy racer, boy racer, oh! We're gonna kill this pretty thing Boy racer, boy racer, oh! We're gonna kill this pretty thing

He's got too many girlfriends He thinks he owns this city He over speeds and he never Gets pulled over

Have you seen him go, though? Oh... Have you seen him go, though? Oh... Boy racer, boy racer, oh! We're gonna kill this pretty thing Boy racer, boy racer, oh! We're gonna kill this pretty thing

He thinks he's got the whole world in his hands Stood at the urinal He thinks he's got the whole world in his hands And I'm gonna kill him

Oh no, oh no Oh no, oh no Oh no, oh no Oh no, oh no oh no

Boy racer, boy racer, oh! We're gonna kill this pretty thing Boy racer, boy racer, oh! We're gonna kill this pretty thing Boy racer, boy racer, oh! We're gonna kill this pretty thing

He's just too good looking... He's just too good looking... He's just too good looking... And... And... And...

Boy racer, boy racer, oh! We're gonna kill this pretty thing Boy racer, boy racer, oh! We're gonna kill this pretty thing


Sleeve Artwork

Music Video

Credits

  • Directed by James O'Brien

Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 125

Morrissey live history:

... further results


Appears On



Discogs Information

Credits

  • Layout - Laurence Stevens
  • Mixed By - Miti Adhikari
  • Performer - Alain Whyte
  • Performer - Boz Boorer
  • Performer - Jonny Bridgwood
  • Performer - Spencer Cobrin
  • Photography By - Rankin (3)
  • Recorded By - Miti Adhikari
  • Sleeve - Whores In Retirement
  • Written-By - Alain Whyte
  • Written-By - Morrissey

Notes

Tracks 2 & 3 recorded live in London, released courtesy of EMI Records ltd. & Parlophone.

℗ 1995 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by BMG Records [UK] Ltd. © 1995 BMG Records [UK] Limited Distributed by BMG. Made in England

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Tracks 2 and 3 recorded live London, released courtesy of EMI Records Ltd. & Parlophone. Track durations differ slightly from those printed on the CD.

℗ 1995 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by BMG Records [UK] Ltd. © 1995 BMG Records [UK] Ltd. Distributed by BMG. Made in England

Crystal clear jewel case.

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Promotion Only. Not For Sale.

This release was used to promote the album Southpaw Grammar.

Images

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Wikipedia Information

"The Boy Racer" is a song by Morrissey, released as a single in 1995, the second single to be taken from the album Southpaw Grammar. It was Morrissey's second and final single release on the RCA record label he had signed to after leaving EMI. The single was released across two CDs, each with different covers but both featuring a young boy. Contrary to rumour, the child is not Morrissey's nephew. The single reached number 36 on the UK Singles Chart, ten places lower than his last single, "Dagenham Dave".

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