Our song for today is this Morrissey/Whyte composition, the lead-off track on the Ringleader of the Tormentors album.
What do we think?
Absolutely despise this song and it immediately brings back the feeling of disappointment upon hearing Ringleader for the first time. This Middle Eastern nu-metal thing is just a dreadful clash of aesthetics and Alain is simply not a strong enough songwriter to pull it off with any grace. And despite the bloat of the arrangement, the dismal production/mastering still somehow manages to make this sound paper-thin.
I suspect this was one of the first lyrics that Morrissey had written for the new album, as (if I recall correctly) he was already invoking the title when saying goodbye after the encores towards the end of the Quarry tour.
Also: I think you may have skipped like 10 songs between yesterday and today?
And the alphabetisation (god that's a strange word) of the song list in this "I" section is a bit ropey - but I lack the mental energy to figure out how to fix it - sorry! (Or maybe it is actually correct and I just don't understand the finer points of alphabetical order when there are lots of apostrophes involved.) We will cover all of the songs, though...
In which case I doff my cap to the all-knowing genius of Bill Gates and his team. (But it might still be wrong.)(If I recall correctly, it's the alphabetical order Microsoft Word arranged it in...)
In which case I doff my cap to the all-knowing genius of Bill Gates and his team. (But it might still be wrong.)