I reckon the California Son would call the Pasadena Son a more realistic name like "dude", like what was the name of his cat. Reckon you people really need to wake up and if you want to put all your foreign nick names and spell things with u's and say zed go to Big Country or Right Said Fred's website c*** tit twat arse zed chipper curry inn n nnn nn n nnn nn n n n it.
I am aware of the fact that the song was recorded in 1993. But it was scheduled for a release in 1994.
And Morrissey changed the lyrics when he sang the song live to fit the year 1982. In 1995 he sang "now it's 13 years on" and in 1997 "now it's 15 years on".
Granted, he made other changes, like "50 years" or even "100 years" that don't fit the year when they met, but I still think Billy Budd is about Johnny Marr.
The Mouth Magazine just published a fantastic retrospective article on Vauxhall and I, featuring interviews with Boz, Jonny Bridgwood and Woodie Taylor. It offers a thorough examination of the historical context of the album, the songs, the recording process and the album's lasting impact, among...
Young and alive said....
“True but I imagine it would have been written and recorded in the knowledge that V&I wasn't to be released until '94.”
And then Jamie responded...
“Alas, V&I was originally slated for release in the latter part of 1993 but got pushed back.”
So supposedly it did have a release date of 93.
Though you’re mention of him changing those dates live is almost convincing. I don’t care either way, it’s a great song no matter who or what it’s about.
Herman Melville wrote Moby Dick, as I'm sure you know. If you're interested in other nautical comparisons from the mind of Moz, have a look at this from Autobio:
"As if jealously guarding a can of sardines, Billy Bunter and his playmates are rumbled and the Smiths battleship spring its first mutinous leak; with John Porter as sly Captain Bligh and Johnny as the always-innocent young cabin boy.."
Yeah, Billy Budd is probably about his cousin or something.
Reckon blood daft tit bilkey m8. The Memphis Spinners sounds so Brittish, reckon just like releasing an album with your face on the front of it and calling it California Son inn nnn nnnnnn n nnnn n it.