Chatting in Spring-Heeled Jim

ordinaryboy

am i really so strange?
I've always been intrigued by the two cockney blokes chatting in this, one of my favourite Moz tunes. What is the relevance of it to the song and its overall meaning?

Cheers
 

Dave2006

Active Member
I've always been intrigued by the two cockney blokes chatting in this, one of my favourite Moz tunes. What is the relevance of it to the song and its overall meaning?

Cheers

From Johnny Rogan's book "Morrissey"
"The samples from Karel Reisz's 1959 documentary We Are The Lambeth Boys provide an indispensable accompaniment, resurrecting the voices of untamed youth while also instilling the realisation that such verve and energy will be eroded in the same way as the laddish expoits of spring healed Jim"​

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk-5Y0Os7ho

Discuss...
 

sweetness522

My one true love
I've grown to love that song more and more. It wouldn't be the same without the chatting. I've always been curious about the chatting, but too lazy to research it. The chatting has a life of its own in this song.:)
 

ordinaryboy

am i really so strange?
Sorry, this is a Morrissey forum, I would've thought Morrissey fans liked to discuss his songs.

Thanks though to Dave2006
 

ordinaryboy

am i really so strange?
Again, although helpful Kewpie, I wanted to start a discussion and/or debate...
 
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Dave

Guest
If you have any query about sampling used in the songs you can find info from http://passionsjustlikemine.com ;)

That links to a front page. It's a great site, obviously, but I don't see what you're referring to. Can you give a specific link to that information?

Here is a page about the song that says "The samples used in this song come from "We are The Lambeth Boys", a 1959 documentary about the last man to be hanged in Britain."

From http://www.compsoc.man.ac.uk/~moz%20/lyrics/azindex.htm
 
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mauve21

Long time participant
My son and I crack up at that. Are they saying:- "And they catch 'im and they
say he's mental...."

Pretty funny....;)
 

andyd2809

New Member
I studied 'We Are The Lambeth Boys' at university a few years ago. It is an historic documentary and stands with 'Cathy Come Home' as a landmark piece of early British film. It was made to show what life was like for young (early adult) men and women in South London in the late 1950's.

It's easy to see why Moz would be drawn to film like this, depicting real young working class 'lads' in an time before political correctness hit Britain.

BTW. If you listen carefully, at around 2:51 mins in the song you'll hear someone say 'Oi, he looks queer doesn't he!'

Hope this is of some use.
 

Emotional Guide Dog

Chairman Of The Bored
BTW. If you listen carefully, at around 2:51 mins in the song you'll hear someone say 'Oi, he looks queer doesn't he!'

Hope this is of some use.

It gets better, I think the line before says, 'You know Stevie, he don't look hard does he?' just before the other guy says he looks queer.

I may have gotten that quote wrong but it's always sounded like that to me.
 
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