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    Morrissey A-Z: "Munich Air Disaster 1958"

    I would always have put this song down at being around 4 or 5 minutes long - refreshing my memory today I am surprised that it is a 150 second piece! I suppose this is my subconscious telling me that I am not overly keen on Munich Air Disaster 1958. It is fine, it is OK for what it is (a beneath...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Morning Starship"

    Morrissey has helped me discover a number of great artists, and it was 2004’s ‘Songs to Save Your Life’ that introduced me to the be bittersweet world of Jobriath. In his short life and shorter career Jobriath wrote a handful of wonderful songs – Inside is, in my mind, one of the most beautiful...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Moon River"

    Morrissey does nothing wrong here, but I have little emotion or regard for Moon River. The wistful tone and murky fog that @This Charming Bowie eloquently mentions should draw me in, but fails to do so, it all just feels a little… dreary. I clearly recall my vivid disappointment of 1994 –...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Moon Over Kentucky"

    I simply adore Sparks; should I have seen Morrissey perform this wonderful number I would have been over the (Kentucky) moon! If only this had been given the full studio treatment…
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Little Man, What Now?"

    A succinct and sub-110 seconds snippet of the sheer talent that came together with Morrissey, Street and Reilly joined forces. The holy trinity? I always think this that Little Man, What Now is an interesting segue from Paint A Vulgar Picture of less than a year earlier - both handling the...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Lifeguard Sleeping, Girl Drowning"

    Not a number I find myself singing along to with such frequency as some of the other songs on the wonderful ‘Vauxhall and I’, Lifeguard Sleeping, Girl Drowning is a beautiful number; I don’t often sing along to this one because the vocals here are so stunning, so dreamy and hazy, that nobody...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Late Night, Maudlin Street"

    Should any songwriter pen just one such song in their life they could die knowing they left the world a jewel of indescribable beauty. That this jewel is one of many Morrissey has mined from his inner psyche is testament to his genius (but lashings of kudos due also to Messrs Reilly and Street)...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "The Last of the Famous International Playboys"

    The Last of the Famous International Playboys is a stone cold classic – a truly wonderful song that even non-Morrissey fans seem to enjoy. The fantastic lyrics, Morrissey’s greatest flirtation with the ‘romance of crime’, coupled with the song writing of Stephen Street and a band including...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Lady Willpower"

    Lady Willpower, like a number of songs on ‘California Son’, is a beautiful work that really should be left untouched – what can Morrissey add to Gary Puckett & the Union Gap’s version? Morrissey, of course, sings well – but musically this cover sounds like it has been spat out by an expensive...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Kiss Me A Lot"

    Kiss Me A Lot is remarkably… average. I would consider this as one of those tracks that record companies think of as an obvious song to promote as a single (if one can consider a digital download as a ‘single’), but the fans can largely see it for what is: fine, listenable, tepid… For my money...
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    "The Sparks Brothers" documentary trailer

    Kieran Turner, the director of Jobriath A.D., was met with a wall of silence when trying to interview Morrissey for that documentary (see YouTube video, just after the 9 minute mark). I adore Sparks, and Morrissey’s contribution to The Sparks Brothers would have been a real coup for Edgar...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "King Leer"

    A gentle little plod, King Leer is unlikely to be in anyone’s Morrissey Top 10, but it is nonetheless an enjoyable little number. I find the lyrics amusing, and the reference to Tizer always brings a smile to my face – very Morrissey, very British. The lines ‘Your boyfriend, he / Has the gift of...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "The Kid's A Looker"

    Two days in a row and I am, it seems, once more in the minority – for I like The Kid’s A Looker. I mean, it’s not great – but then again, it is a rather obscure track, a digital only download of a radio session available to people buying a single that already been released 24 years earlier...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Kick the Bride Down the Aisle"

    Ah - it seems my original comment was as oblique as the lyrics - yes, I like the song, both musically and lyrically.
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Kick the Bride Down the Aisle"

    I am surprised by the range of comments on this one, as if we are all listening to a different song!I suppose our differing interpretations of Kick The Bride Down The Aisle highlight Morrissey's honed skill for managing to load a heavy dose of ambiguity into his lyrics. Given Morrissey's...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Judy Is a Punk"

    Morrissey’s love of Judy Is A Punk is of course well known, so I suppose it was inevitable that he would eventually formally release a live recording of the song. While the original song is fine for me (when I am in a certain mood) - I just don’t feel like Morrissey’s live cover really adds...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Jacky's Only Happy When She's Up on the Stage"

    Very true @Flibberty - I hope we can both agree however that You're The One For Mr, Fatty is a much better single that Jacky's Only Happy When She's Up On The Stage? :)
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Jacky's Only Happy When She's Up on the Stage"

    A strong enough little number, Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up On The Stage is good, but one can see a sad trend here; in this enjoyable alphabetised romp we, yesterday and the day before, enjoyed two timeless classics – both B-Sides. Today we have a song penned some 25 years later which pales...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "Jack the Ripper"

    The truly glorious Jack The Ripper is one of those rare songs that just gets better with each listen – no mean feat when it was released almost thirty years ago. Such a sinister, haunting number – is it purely about Jack the Ripper, is there an autobiographical element here – will we ever know...
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    Morrissey A-Z: "It's Over"

    Morrissey’s vocals on It’s Over are, of course, beautiful and the production sounds, to these untrained ears, faultless. But as to the song itself, neither this or the original really does a great deal for me – it is… nice. I suppose this sentiment reflects my overall position with California...
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