It's this worry I'm having. Nagging, annoying, feeling. And I know that I will probably love Quarry. But I can't help thinking that when you compare IBEH - which seems a bit phoney..a bit staged..a bit produced.. with something very early like Handsome Devil, Jeane, etc... well the early stuff is lively. There is an injection of brilliant truth, SPONTANEOUS truth. They sound fresh, even twenty one years on.
But IBEH doesn't have any of this. I get the feeling that if Morrissey was a complete unknown; then the single would not enter the top 200, even on Attack. It just doesn't, for me, stand out enough. Don't get me wrong...I do like it. But I feel that he needs something so vivacous and so sexual..like Handsome Devil..right now.