We continue our tour through the "H" songs with this, a B-side on the "Alma Matters" single and then included on the Maladjusted reissue in 2009.
What do we think?
dont hold back now.I remember this being another song mentioned in True to You prior to release and thinking that the title had much more potential than the terrible pun of the a-side. Sadly, then I heard the song...
The tune from Alain is thin and ugly, the production is weak and Morrissey's vocal melodies are some of his worst. His lyrics frequently don't fit the music and there are several moments that are immediately clunky.
"...with fearless (other sites label it as "fierce") determination" sounds awkward when sung.
"Departing, starting" is just clumsy.
"A trek I had once took
With that no-one's gonna stop me when I feel this way look" is a dire couplet.
"You think it's so easy - I tell you, it isn't" are lyrics that immediately stood out to me as ill fitting and they sound even worse against the harsh musical backdrop.
"...degradation" is another awkward rhyme for station.
"Heir, heir, heir, heir, heir, heir..." awful.
"But you maybe ok, I don't know" sounds like Morrissey just felt, "This'll do."
"They'll seduce your heart and then they'll slap your arse" is an incredibly weak way to close the song.
The chorus is woeful and this is a song that could only ever have been a b-side. It's a shame that superior songs like Kit were overlooked and unfinished, when this was afforded an official release.
In the poll on the other board it ranked 216th from 264 solo songs.
dont hold back now.
ahhh woolies,remember it well.pic n mix and a good music deparment,what else could you want.
Yeah, the disappointment of buying the single in Woolworths and taking it home to listen to this song still lingers.
You’re not too keen but you mark it as 6.3 - you’re just plucking these numbers out the air, with no substance.A bit of an anonymous b-side at the time. Wasn’t too keen on it then, and still am not. Sounds more like a Southpaw-leftover than a fresh new song.
Luckily the other b-side of the single was glorious
Even though I’m not overly keen on this particular song, I love what you’re saying here. Maladjusted 4-evah!I love this heavy little number and I love the Maladjusted mood in general. A bittersweet, anachronistic outsider searches for his position in all all of the songs. Morrissey should have stayed this age (37/38) forever. Quote us working girls on that.
Nah.Thank you. I improved my statement. Have a look.
I can't understand the critics of some of the Maladjusted tracks. I mean, did he deliver superior studio material in the years after the sabbatical? Some of the songs were good but the production never was. Steve Lillywhite and Danton Supple were the ones!