So I’ve been listening to Morrissey all week. I just saw him live. He’s great. I’ve been delving back through the old catalog of songs. I mights as wells just offer up to you three of my current faves.
However, a brief note as to the choices, or more precisely, a note as to why none of these three songs are from Southpaw Grammar or Vauxhall and I.
Word on the street is that Morrissey has re-mixed and possibly re-recorded some of the songs from Southpaw Grammar and surely I’ll have something to say about it once it’s released.
Second, Vauxhall and I is to me his best album, and I’m saving words for the book I’m going to write about it for the 33 and 1/3 series (pitch to Continuum Books t/k).
Morrissey has never sung a melody like this before. The vibrato he uses is fantastic. The title track to the new album, this is a Morrissey instant classic.
A track from Bona Drag that I don’t think is appreciated at all. Everyone seems to think “November Spawned a Monster in Me” is one of the best off of this album, but “Lucky Lisp” for me is always this album’s highlight.
Every dorky English major’s favorite Morrissey song at some point in their lives. This one never gets old, and to me is a great song to dance to. They should play this more at discotheques all over the America.