Our song for today is this one, a Morrissey/Whyte composition and the second track on Your Arsenal.
What do we think?
saw the mick ronson docu and they kept mentioning the morrissey money,without it they would have definitely been in the shit with micks health and just keeping the lights on.It was an inspired choice and something of a gamble for Morrissey to ask Mick Ronson to produce the album. His career as a producer hadn't exactly been full of successes, so much so that his sister later commented that it was Morrissey's money that allowed him to keep the heating on in his house as he was ailing from cancer. I think its his contribution that makes Your Arsenal the best sounding album of Morrissey's career and lifts songs like this several notches.
The songwriting from Morrissey and Alain is fine, but nothing too special in itself. I do like the "I used to dream and I used to vow, I wouldn't dream of it now" lines...
In the poll on the Hoffman board it ranked 12 from 264 solo songs.
This song is a bit overrated imo. It has great music but is spoiled by a rather disjointed and unengaging lyric that sounds like it was made up of bits and pieces Morrissey found down the side of his sofa cushions one morning.
Yep, I struggle to see the fuss made about this song, too. It's got good energy but that's about it.This song is a bit overrated imo. It has great music but is spoiled by a rather disjointed and unengaging lyric that sounds like it was made up of bits and pieces Morrissey found down the side of his sofa cushions one morning.
Great song, appropriately Jean Genie given Arsenal's glam credentials. Prefer this to Jean Genie actually. Fave lyric: "We won't vote Conservative, because we never have."