Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Morrissey "Viva Hate"

It does all go a bit tits up with the fourth track (the vile 'Bengali in Platforms'), but I do not know if any album has ever opened with such an amazing triple whammy as this first solo album by Mr Morrissey. The first track with 'Alsatian Cousin', a screaming wail of despair over someone playing away from home (or someone putting out for some other guy and not for Mr Morrissey), while 'Little Man, What Now?' works as a bridge to the epic 'Everyday Is Like Sunday'. With 'Suedehead' thrown on, this would have made a world-beating EP.

more quick discussion of old records coming soon

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