Today’s offering goes back to 1997 and was the second single to be taken off the LP Maladjusted.

Unusually for a Morrissey single, he’s nowhere to be seen on the cover – instead its a 1950s photo in a London street (I have to be honest when I bought the CD single that it thought the photo had been taken in the 1970s in my own home city…..)

But there is a snap of the great man himself inside, looking as handsome as ever in a grey checked jacket and white shirt, leaning against an old juke-box.

The reason I’m saying so much about the sleeve is that I really don’t have all that much to offer about the actual single which I reckon is one of the poorest and dullest he’s ever released. No tune to speak off and a completely lame lyric which relies totally on a pun. In fact, given there’s no promo video for the song, I’m guessing there was more enthusiasm from the record company than Morrissey himself.

I can just imagine some executive thinking….’maybe all those Manchester United fans will think it’s about one of their players….’

mp3 : Morrissey – Roy’s Keen
mp3 : Morrissey – Lost
mp3 : Morrissey – The Edges Are No Longer Parallel

I know there’s quite a few fans love the song Lost, but I think its nothing more than OK – although it hints at the sort of production that would dominate on You Are The Quarry some 7 years hence…

Enjoy (but I doubt it).

One thought on “THE MOZ SINGLES (Part 5)

  1. I think you’re being a little harsh. Sure, it’d never make anyone’s Top 10 Moz tracks, but there is a tune if you listen for it, and the lyrics maybe rather whimsical, but they do show another side to Morrissey, a storytelling side, that defies the critics who label him ‘miserbale’ or ‘morose’.

    He’s done worse, put it that way…

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