Thanks To The Original Providers....
(-The Boy With A Thorn In His Side, Is It Really So Strange, Rusholme Ruffians)
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19 July 1986
G-Mex Festival, Manchester
Bigmouth Strikes Again
Vicar In A Tutu
Frankly, Mr. Shankly
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
I Want The One I Can't Have
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Is It Really So Strange?
Stretch Out And Wait
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
The Queen Is Dead
/I Know It's Over
//(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame/Rusholme Ruffians
//Hand In Glove
The Smiths appeared at the "Festival Of The 10th Summer", celebrating 10 years of punk. They co-headlined with New Order and other bands included A Certain Ratio, The Fall, The Virgin Prunes, Pete Shelley, The Worst and Wayne Fontana. The concert turned out very well, it received positive reviews. The set was the same as in Newcastle two days earlier, minus "Never Had No One Ever".
After "Vicar In A Tutu", Morrissey said "I hope the pressure of having to actually stand on your own two feet isn't too painful", something that might not have endeared him to the portions of the audience who were not there to see the Smiths. Before "Ask", which was yet unreleased, he announced "Thank you, you're very kind... this is a new song, 'Ask'." "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore" was played with a new extended outro. In "The Queen Is Dead", as he sang the title line, Morrissey pulled out a board saying THE QUEEN IS DEAD in white over black and waved it around until the end of the song. In "I Know It's Over", he sang the slightly different "the knife wants to cut me". Before the final song, "Hand In Glove", he just said "Thank you, you've been very kind". He changed shirts a few times during the set.
The set was recorded by Piccadilly Radio. It was first broadcast on FA Cup Final day in 1987, and repeated over the years. The broadcast featured the whole gig minus "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side", "Is It Really So Strange?" and "Rusholme Ruffians" which were dropped to make the rest fit within a one hour radio broadcast. The outro to "The Queen Is Dead" was also cut before the end, although very little is missing.