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[[Category:Morrissey Lyrics]]
 
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{{Discobox
 
{{Discobox
 
| Name = The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
 
| Name = The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
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| Art = Morrissey
 
| Art = Morrissey
 
| Vinyl Etching = ESCAPE FROM VALIUM (A-side)<br>RETURN TO VALIUM (B-side)
 
| Vinyl Etching = ESCAPE FROM VALIUM (A-side)<br>RETURN TO VALIUM (B-side)
| Publisher = [[HMV Records]] (UK)<br>[[Sire Records]] (US)
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| Publisher = [[HMV Records]] (UK)<br>[[Sire Records]] (US)<br>[[Parlophone Records]] (Reissue)
 
| Format =  7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD
 
| Format =  7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD
| Release = 11 Febrary 1989
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| Release = 11 February 1989<br>8 April 2013 (Reissue)
 
| Chart = UK #6
 
| Chart = UK #6
 
| Type = Single
 
| Type = Single
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| Next = Interesting Drug
 
| Next = Interesting Drug
 
| NextLink = Interesting Drug (single)
 
| NextLink = Interesting Drug (single)
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| Reissue = true
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| ReissueDescription = reissue
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| ReissuePrevious = Suedehead (Mael Mix)
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| ReissuePreviousLink = Suedehead (single)
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| ReissueNext = Satellite Of Love (live)
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| ReissueNextLink = Satellite Of Love (single)
 
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[[Category:Morrissey Lyrics]]
 
 
==Information==
 
 
 
===Recording===
 
 
 
===Release===
 
 
  
 
==Track list==
 
==Track list==
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| 01 = The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
 
| 01 = The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
 
| 01link = The Last Of The Famous International Playboys (single)
 
| 01link = The Last Of The Famous International Playboys (single)
| 01-duration = 3:40 (Morrissey/Street)
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| 01-duration = 3:40
 
| 02 = Lucky Lisp
 
| 02 = Lucky Lisp
 
| 02link = Lucky Lisp
 
| 02link = Lucky Lisp
| 02-duration = 2:51 (Morrissey/Street)
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| 02-duration = 2:51
 
| 03 = Michael's Bones
 
| 03 = Michael's Bones
 
| 03link = Michael's Bones
 
| 03link = Michael's Bones
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| 01 = The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
 
| 01 = The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
 
| 01link = The Last Of The Famous International Playboys (single)
 
| 01link = The Last Of The Famous International Playboys (single)
| 01-duration = 3:40 (Morrissey/Street)
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| 01-duration = 3:40
 
| 02 = Lucky Lisp
 
| 02 = Lucky Lisp
 
| 02link = Lucky Lisp
 
| 02link = Lucky Lisp
| 02-duration = 2:51 (Morrissey/Street)
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| 02-duration = 2:51
 
| 03 = Michael's Bones
 
| 03 = Michael's Bones
 
| 03link = Michael's Bones
 
| 03link = Michael's Bones
| 03-duration = 3:10 (Morrissey/Street)
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| 03-duration = 3:10
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}}
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===7" Vinyl Picture Disc (Reissue)===
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{{tracklist
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| 01 = The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
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| 01link = The Last Of The Famous International Playboys (single)
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| 01-duration = 3:40 (Morrissey/[[Stephen Street|Street]])
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| 02 = People Are The Same Everywhere
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| 02link = People Are The Same Everywhere
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| 02-duration = 2:50 (Morrissey/[[Jesse Tobias|Tobias]])
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}}
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===CD (Reissue)===
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{{tracklist
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| 01 = The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
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| 01link = The Last Of The Famous International Playboys (single)
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| 01-duration = 3:40
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| 02 = Action Is My Middle Name
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| 02link = Action Is My Middle Name
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| 02-duration = 2:45 (Morrissey/Boorer)
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}}
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===Digital Download (Reissue)===
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{{tracklist
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| 01 = The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
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| 01link = The Last Of The Famous International Playboys (single)
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| 01-duration = 3:40
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| 02 = The Kid's A Looker
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| 02link = The Kid's A Looker
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| 02-duration = 3:09 (Morrissey/Boorer)
 
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International playboys
 
International playboys
 
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==Personnel==
 
 
* [[Morrissey]] - Vocals <br>
 
* [[Craig Gannon]] - Guitars<br>
 
* [[Neil Taylor]] - Guitars<br>
 
* [[Andy Rourke]] - Bass guitar<br>
 
* [[Mike Joyce]] - Drums<br>
 
* [[Stephen Street]] - Keyboards<br>
 
* Producer - Stephen Street<br>
 
* Art co-ordination - [[Jo Slee]]<br>
 
* Layout - Caryn Gough<br>
 
* Photography - Morrissey<br>
 
  
 
== Sleeve Artwork ==
 
== Sleeve Artwork ==
 
<gallery  perrow="6">
 
<gallery  perrow="6">
 
  File:Last-Of-The-Famous_International_Playboys.jpg | Cover art. (1989)
 
  File:Last-Of-The-Famous_International_Playboys.jpg | Cover art. (1989)
 
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File:Playboys2013.jpg | Reissue cover art. (2013)
 
 
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
 
==Music Video==
 
==Music Video==
[[Video:The Last Of The Famous International Playboys|500px]]
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<youtube>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk1wUKoXL20</youtube>
 
===Credits===
 
===Credits===
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* Directed by [[Tim Broad]]
  
==Live History==
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File:Bonadraglpcover.jpg | ''[[Bona Drag]]'' <br><br><br>(1991)
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|DiscogsAdditionalReleaseId=678420, 4458702, 4458308
File:Worldofmorrissey.jpg | ''[[World Of Morrissey]]'' <br><br><br>(1995)
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|WikipediaPageTitle=The_Last_of_the_Famous_International_Playboys
File:Suedeheadbestofmorrissey.jpg | ''[[Suedehead: The Best Of Morrissey]]'' <br><br>(1997)
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File:Morrissey88-91.jpg | ''[[The CD Singles '88–91']]''<br><br><br> (2000)
 
File:Bestofmorrissey.jpg | ''[[¡The Best Of! Morrissey]]'' <br><br><br>(2001)
 
File:Greatesthits.jpg | ''[[Greatest Hits]]'' <br><br><br>(2008)
 
File:Hmvparlophonesingles8895cdfront.jpg | ''[[HMV/Parlophone Singles '88–'95]]''<br><br> (2009)
 
File:Verybestof.jpg | ''[[Very Best Of Morrissey]]''<br><br><br> (2011)
 
 
 
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Revision as of 20:36, 29 May 2021

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MORRISSEY Single
Name The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
Release 11 February 1989
8 April 2013 (Reissue)
Total Length 3:40
Writer/composer Morrissey/Street
Producer Stephen Street
Art work Morrissey
Vinyl Etching ESCAPE FROM VALIUM (A-side)
RETURN TO VALIUM (B-side)
Publisher HMV Records (UK)
Sire Records (US)
Parlophone Records (Reissue)
Format(s) 7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl, CD
Chart position UK #6
Single chronology
Everyday Is Like Sunday
The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
Interesting Drug
Single reissue chronology
Suedehead (Mael Mix)
The Last Of The Famous International Playboys
Satellite Of Love (live)

Track list

7" Vinyl

UK - [HMV POP1620]

  1. The Last Of The Famous International Playboys – 3:40 (Morrissey/Street)
  2. Lucky Lisp – 2:51 (Morrissey/Street)

12" Vinyl

UK - [HMV 12POP1620]
US - [Sire/Reprise 9 21163-0]

  1. The Last Of The Famous International Playboys – 3:40
  2. Lucky Lisp – 2:51
  3. Michael's Bones – 3:10 (Morrissey/Street)

CD

UK - [HMV CDPOP1620]

7" Vinyl Picture Disc (Reissue)

CD (Reissue)

Digital Download (Reissue)

Lyrics

Dear hero imprisoned,

With all the new crimes that you are perfecting Oh I can't help quoting you Because everything that you said rings true

And now in my cell (Well, I followed you) And here's a list of who I slew Reggie Kray - do you know my name? Don't say you don't Please say you do

I am: The last of the famous International playboys The last of the famous International playboys

And now in my cell (Well, I loved you) And every man with a job to do Ronnie Kray - do you know my face? Don't say you don't Please say you do

I am: The last of the famous International playboys The last of the famous International playboys

In our lifetime those who kill The newsworld hands them stardom And these are the ways On which I was raised These are the ways On which I was, which I was raised

I never wanted to kill I'M NOT NATURALLY EVIL Such things I do Just to make myself More attractive to you HAVE I FAILED?

The last of the famous International playboys

Sleeve Artwork

Music Video

Credits

Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 128

Morrissey live history:

... further results

Appears On

Appears On Covers Compilation

Cover Versions

Mentioned In

Discogs Information

Credits

  • Bass Guitar - Andy Rourke
  • Drums - Mike Joyce
  • Engineer [Assistant] - Steve Williams (6)
  • Guitar - Craig Gannon
  • Guitar - Neil Taylor
  • Keyboards - Stephen Street
  • Producer - Stephen Street
  • Sleeve - Caryn Gough
  • Sleeve - Jo Slee
  • Sleeve - Morrissey
  • Voice - Morrissey
  • Written-By - Morrissey
  • Written-By - Stephen Street

Notes

Released in printed cardboard & paper jackets. Paper jacket has small circular sticker in upper right corner of jacket(see pictures), "VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED". No record of Japanese pressing, so possibly a UK pressing exported to Japan for sale. All other jacket printing & record matrix/runout identical to UK pressing. ℗ © 1989 EMI Records Ltd.

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Images

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Track 1 remastered by Bill Inglot at Digiprep. Track 2 recorded 10th June, 2011 for the Janice Long Show on Radio 2 and broadcast 15th June, 2011. Mastered at the Lodge.

Recording First Published in 1989

Comes in cardboard sleeve.

Images

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Discogs information (additional release)

Notes

Track 1 remastered. ℗ 2010 Track 2 recorded 10th June, 2011 for the Janice Long Show on Radio 2 and broadcast 15th June, 2011. Released by arrangement with BBC Music. ℗ 2011

Made in the EU. ℗ 2013 © 2013

Picture disc vinyl issued in 18,50 cm x 18,50 cm transparent PVC bag with sticker.

Images

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Wikipedia Information

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"The Last of the Famous International Playboys" is a song by British solo artist Morrissey. Co-written by Morrissey and former Smiths producer Stephen Street, the song was Morrissey's third release after the Smiths break-up. Morrissey was inspired lyrically by the East End gangster brothers the Kray Twins, whom he believed to be an example of the media glamourizing violent criminals. Street took influence from the Fall for the song's music, with the intro also resembling that of "The Man Who Sold the World" by David Bowie. The single was the first Morrissey solo single to feature his former Smiths bandmates Andy Rourke, Mike Joyce, and Craig Gannon. "The Last of the Famous International Playboys" was recorded and released following Morrissey's debut album, Viva Hate. Upon release, the single became yet another commercial hit for Morrissey, reaching number six in the UK in spite of initially mixed reviews. The song would later appear on the 1990 compilation album, Bona Drag. In the years since its release, "The Last of the Famous International Playboys" has become one of Morrissey's most remembered songs and remains critically acclaimed by modern writers.


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